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Underwriting Guideline Changes Filed With The Department Of Financial Services

Changes to our underwriting guidelines were recently filed for reference with the Department of Financial Services. There are changes in several areas including group and subscriber eligibility.  Please contact your broker or account consultant with any...

NEW! A Clear Look Ahead – 2020 Small Group Plans and Rates for all Quarters Now Available!

You will no longer have to wait to see upcoming quarterly rates for Small Group. New this year, the 2020 Small Group plans and rates are available for all quarters now. Now Available: Q1 At-A-Glance (PDF) Open a PDF Q2 At-A-Glance (PDF) Open...

Caring. Now Available Anywhere.

Caring for your people isn’t something you only do from 9 to 5. So in this 24/7 world we’re helping you help employees manage their health each and every day with the Wellframe ® app. It’s an easy way for our dedicated team of health care professionals to give...

New Feature For ActiveRewards Members - Rally Marketplace™

Starting January 1, members with Active Rewards will have an additional option for using the coins they earn from completing tasks through the Rally platform. Previously, members only had the option of donating their coins to a charity of their choice. With the...

Annual Rate Notices Being Mailed

Groups will receive their Annual Rate Notices (ARNs) at the end of October.  Also, at the end of October, groups will be able to access the Monthly Rate Summary report through Information Connection with their January 2020 renewals. This includes: ...

Employer-Based Waiting Periods for Medical and Dental

Please remember, when an online request is submitted to add a new hire for medical and dental, you need to be aware of your company's employer-based waiting period. If your company's waiting period for medical is different than the waiting period for dental, the...

2020 Community Rated, Small Group Medicare Advantage Plans are now Available on Univera on Demand

You can now view 2020 Community Rated, Small Group Medicare Advantage Plans on Univera on Demand. Univera on Demand allows you to compare plans and access your group's 2020 benefit summaries and rate sheets. Please contact your broker or Group Medicare...

Compliance With New York State Insurance Law and Small Group Eligibility

As part of our ongoing commitment to maintain compliance with New York State Insurance Law 4317(a)(1), we will continue to verify that our small groups are receiving community rates.  As has been our practice, this process will include our request for confirmation...

Get Your Employees Ready for Open Enrollment

We have received great feedback about our member portal and the personalized information members can access when they register for an online account. This is a great way to educate your employees about their health insurance and to prepare them for this year’s open...

Care That’s Always In Your Corner

We believe that health insurance isn’t something to be used once in a while. That’s why we want to give you everything you need to help employees take control of their health each and every day. Introducing Wellframe®, a free and convenient way for your employees and...

Have Your Employees Changed Their Password Yet?

On August 3, we made enhancements to our website including our member portal. At that time, members were asked to reset their password when they visited the site to login.  If they HAVE NOT accessed their online account since August 3, they will be prompted to...

Small Group Rates and Plans for 2020 now Available!

Individual & Small Group plans and rates for 2020 and stand alone small group dental plans are now available on Univera on Demand. Updated Open Enrollment tools, including At-A-Glance Brochures and Product Guides are also available.  Now available: ...

Small Group Plans, Rates and Product Updates for 2020

Small Group plans and rates for 2020 will be available on Univera on Demand in early September, tentatively the week of the 9th. Updated Open Enrollment tools, including At-A-Glance Brochures and Product Guides will also be available. Good news—no discontinuances for...

Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) Letters

Coming soon, group benefit administrators with Senior Choice (HMO-POS) or Univera Medicare (PPO) plans will be mailed an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC).  The ANOC provides details on 2020 benefit changes. Your members will receive their 2020 ANOC, along with...

Site Changes Coming The Weekend Of August 3

This includes a password change, so have yours ready! Updates to our Employer web portals, which include a new look and menu options, will be going live on Saturday, August 3. The new look includes a simplified layout giving you easy access to the...

Adults With Diabetes Are Getting Better at Managing Their Disease

Compliance with care recommendations is on the rise. Upstate New York adults who have diabetes are better at managing their disease than they were just a few years ago, according to a review of self-reported patient data by Univera Healthcare. More adults with...

Request for Missing Social Security Numbers

Under the Affordable Care Act, the Internal Revenue Service requires health insurers to request missing subscriber and dependent Social Security numbers from their members. In August, we will send Social Security number request letters to individuals who had health...

Q4 Small Group Rates Available July 1

View Our Plans & Rates Access Univera On Demand to view Univera Access medical plan options, rates and enrollment forms for small businesses of 100 or fewer full time equivalent employees: Click Here to Begin (Login Required) Click Here to Begin

Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) Non-Compliance

Please be advised that employer groups who have not submitted an Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) in the past 2 or more consecutive years will be non‐renewed beginning January 2020. We ask for your assistance in ensuring the completion and submission of the AGIF...

Univera Healthcare Mobile Office Hours Every Wednesday

Know someone looking for health insurance and can’t get it from an employer? Univera Healthcare Mobile Office Hours are available every Wednesday from 9 to 1 , at The Salvation Army of Buffalo located at 960 Main Street, across from the Buffalo Niagara Medical...

How Well Do Your Employees Know Their Benefits?

Do they need a refresh on our telemedicine programs or what tools and resources are available within their health plan coverage? Our Workplace Wellness & Telemedicine team can help as we continue to host live monthly webinars for members. These member level...

Individual & Small Group – NYS Prior Approval of Rate Changes

On May 13, 2019 an application was submitted requesting 2020 premium rate changes in accordance with New York state prior approval law. This rate application applies to Community Rated Individual and Small Group products. The following products are included in...

Do You or Your Employees Have Unclaimed Money?

Every year, the state requires insurers to make a list of unclaimed checks that are three years old. The names are then placed in advertisements in local papers in an attempt to find the people who have money to claim. If the property is not claimed by August, the...

Univera Healthcare Partners With Houghton College to Prepare Students for Careers in Wellness Training

Univera Healthcare and Houghton College today announced the awarding of a $90,000 Univera Healthcare grant to support the Houghton College Wellness Initiative, a program aimed at preparing students for careers in wellness training and improving the health and wellness of...

Planning for a High Deductible Health Plan

Participating in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) requires some planning and preparation. We have tips to help your employees better understand the plan, a worksheet to calculate costs, and four ways to minimize surprises. If you have any questions, please...

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a federal law which becomes effective January 1, 2020 and will change who can buy Medicare Supplement Plans C, F, and High F (F+). Beneficiaries who are newly eligible for Medicare Part A and B effective...

Registered Organ Donors Grows, But Still Lag National Rate

More New Yorkers than ever before are signing up to be organ donors, but the state still lags the nation when it comes to the percentage of adults in the donor registry, according to an analysis by Univera Healthcare. At the same time, the need for organ and tissue...

How Going to the Dentist Can Save Everyone a Lot of Money

When minor issues are left untreated, they can snowball into serious conditions that can affect everything from an employee’s overall health to workplace productivity and health insurance costs. This one-page handout makes the case for oral health and provides...

Member Webinars - The Value of Your Health Insurance Coverage

Need a refresh on Univera Healthcare telemedicine programs or what tools and resources are available to employees within their health plan coverage? Our Workplace Wellness & Telemedicine team will be hosting live monthly webinars for our members. Please view...

There's a Difference Between Single Payer and Universal Coverage

A “single payer” health care proposal is currently under consideration in the New York State Legislature. There is a significant difference between “single payer” and “universal coverage.”  Many people are confused by these two terms.  With single payer...

"Who Will Speak for You?" Infographic Promotes Advance Care Planning

Univera Healthcare issued an infographic "Who Will Speak for You?" to prompt the beginning of advance care planning conversations between adults and their physicians or nurse practitioners. The infographic is being made available to doctors' offices throughout...

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This Winter, Consider Prescription Home Delivery

Getting to the pharmacy to pick up maintenance medications to treat chronic conditions is easier for some people than for others. That’s especially true in the cold weather months when roads and walkways can be snowy and treacherous, making staying home much more...

2019 Small Group At-A-Glance Brochure

Second Quarter rates are available now, and you can also get our At-A-Glance Brochure on Univera on Demand. The At-A-Glance Brochure provides you with our product portfolio and includes all the essential details you need to quickly compare benefits from plan to plan. ...

Tips to Expedite the AGIF Process - Q2 Renewals

The Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) request is being sent the week of March 4, to those groups renewing from April 1 – June 30, 2019. The form is being sent by email, as well as by US mail. You can login to our website and completing the AGIF online. In...

More Answers, Access, And Control With An Online Account

If your employees haven't done so already, now is the perfect time to have them register for an online account on our website.  Many questions members have can be answered by accessing their personalized information online. Members can review their current...

Reminders and New Information for ActiveRewards

For groups with ActiveRewards, please remember that rewards do not roll over to the new benefit year. Please review and share these details with employees. There are also new missions available for 2019. For members renewing their ActiveRewards plan (subscriber...

New HealthyU Biometric Screening Program Vendor

As of January 1, 2019, HealthyU biometric screening programs are being provided by a new vendor partner, Integrated Health 21 (IH21). IH21 is a national biometric screening vendor. They provide customer centered, high quality and cost effective services, employ...

The Latest on This Year's Flu Season

There are fewer cases of flu so far this flu season in New York state than at this point last flu season, according to a review of health tracking data by Univera Healthcare. As of January 12, the Department of Health confirmed 16,029 cases of flu, 1,333 fewer cases than...

Claiming Wellness Rewards Is Easy

It pays to stay healthy—literally!   With  Wellness Rewards for Small Groups , employees can receive up to $300 annually to be used on programs and services to help keep their families’ healthy.  With  Wellness Your...

Behavioral Health Telemedicine Now Available Through MDLIVE

Univera Healthcare has partnered with MDLIVE® to provide a faster way to access healthcare for non-emergency medical conditions.  As of January 1, 2019, most members can access MDLIVE for behavioral health conditions.* We recognize that often those needing...

New Dental Rewards Made Easy

Dental Rewards is a unique program to the market. We offer families an annual reward for getting dental exams and cleanings. Claiming rewards is easy. Members simply provide us with proof that they received the services and their rewards amount will be...

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019 Internships

Univera Healthcare and its corporate parent are seeking a total of about 90 college student interns for Summer 2019 positions at locations in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica. The 10-week paid internships are offered through the health insurer's Diversity...

Thank You!

As 2018 comes to a close, we want to thank you for your business and wish you a happy holiday season.  We understand that healthcare is a complex industry and that there are many options available to you and your employees.  We are grateful for your...

Telemedicine A Win-Win For your Team

It all comes down to supporting your number-one resource—your employees. Besides lowering health care costs, telemedicine is an easy-to-use benefit that can be an important retention tool, decrease time missed at work, and increase productivity. Get Our...

Reminders and New Information for ActiveRewards

The end of the year also means the end of the plan year for many members. Please keep in mind these important points about ActiveRewards at the end of your plan year. For members renewing their ActiveRewards plan (subscriber ID not changing): ActiveRewards...

Reminder: Univera Healthcare Earns Highest National Accreditation for Quality

Univera Healthcare’s commercial plans have received the highest accreditation status available, a rating of “Excellent,” from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The Excellent rating applies to Univera Healthcare’s HMO, point of service, preferred provider...

Reminder: Important Underwriting Updates

We have several underwriting updates to communicate. Healthy New York Offer of Coverage by Business within the Last 12 Months Healthy NY is a program designed to make reduced-cost, comprehensive health insurance available to small employers. One of the conditions...

Health Plans to Mail IRS Form 1095-B by March

Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurers are required to mail Form 1095-B to individuals regarding their health coverage information for the prior year. We will mail Form 1095-B to individuals by no later than March 3, 2019.   For more information on...

Dental Membership Termination Dates

There are specific days of the month that should be used when terminating dental contracts. For cancelling members with ID numbers that begin with a “2” and do not contain an alpha character,  use the last day of the month as the cancel date (this applies to...

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