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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 a...

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 the...

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 there’s...

"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...

10 Things To Know About Colon Cancer Screenings

Facts About Colon Cancer Screening

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 plan,...

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 ID...

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 mailed...

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 trust and...

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 Telemedicine...

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 to be...

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 Form...

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 medical...

Medicare Creditable Drug List for 2019

One of the requirements of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires us to notify Medicare eligible policyholders whether their prescription drug coverage is creditable coverage. In order for a drug plan to be creditable, the benefits should be worth at least as much...

Working Hard to Keep Current on Regulatory Changes

Every year, as part of your relationship with us, we work to communicate with our brokers and groups about changes in regulations and requirements that we all must adhere to. We ensure our coverage plans are compliant with the most current changes. And we are in...

It pays to stay healthy—literally!

With Wellness Rewards for Small Groups and Wellness Your Way for Large Groups, employees can receive up to $300 annually to be used on programs and services to help keep their families’ healthy.  Rewards can be used to help pay for things like healthy food home...

Small Business Spotlight Buffalo MRI

From bringing the first open MRI to WNY to sponsoring countless little league sports teams, small businesses like Buffalo MRI make our community special.  We're big fans. Take a closer look at these imaging experts. Kevin Burns, COO of Buffalo MRI Meet...

Small Group Medicare Advantage plans are now available on Univera on Demand

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

Enhanced Benefits for Medicare Eligible Employees

For those of you that have Medicare eligible employees, we have Medicare Advantage products suited for all budgets. Adding individual Medicare products to your benefits package provides an added service to your employees.   Contact your account consultant or...

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...

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 to be...

Low rates for small business. With awesome extras.

Supporting local small business with rates from $312/month  Small business is the heart and soul of Western NY. And in this community, we take care of our own.  We're offering the quality health coverage you want for your employees at special low rates that...

Meet Lori Florack Lifetime Benefit Solutions New President

Lori Florack is the new President of Lifetime Benefit Solutions, responsible for overseeing the strategic plan and executive leadership for the organization, as well as ensuring that our team of 200 employees is focused on delivering on our commitments to you and our...

HSA Bank Planned Maintenance

Please note that the HSA Bank website will experience a planned outage on Saturday, October 20th. Both the Employer and Member sites will be impacted and will include the Mobile App (iOS and Android) and IVR. The sites will be unavailable from 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM...

Low Rates for Small Business. With Awesome Extras.

Supporting local small business with rates from $312/month  Small business is the heart and soul of Western NY. And in this community, we take care of our own.  We're offering the quality health coverage you want for your employees at special low rates that...

Calculate Your Estimated Federal Small Business Tax Credit

New York’s Small Business Marketplace (SBM) made significant changes to expand the number of health plans available and to make it easier for participating small employers to access the Federal Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. Eligible employers can now access tax...

Small Business Spotlight Lebro's Restaurant

Whether it's bringing families together for a great meal or donating thousands to local charities, small businesses like Lebro's restaurant make our community special.  We're big fans. Take a peek beyond the pasta. Carm Paolini, Owner of Lebro's...

Prepare Your Employees for Open Enrollment With Online Accounts

If your employees haven't done so already, now is the perfect time to register for an online account on our website. Many questions they have—especially as we enter into open enrollment—can be answered by accessing their personalized information online. This is...

Reduced Dental Underwriting for Current Medical Groups

Groups that are currently carrying medical coverage with us may now be eligible for reduced underwriting for dental coverage. You must currently carry our medical with a commercial product. Also, You must select the same class as the current medical plan carries. Please...

Annual Rate Notices Being Mailed

Rate Information Available through Information Connection for Community Rated Groups. You will receive your Annual Rate Notices (ARNs) at the end of October. We've included links below to the sample letters they may receive. Also at the end of October, you...

Annual Group Information Form Updates

The online Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) tool (used for community rated groups only) has been updated as of September 29, 2018, in order to make the submission process quicker and simpler for Groups. In addition, the paper form has been updated, as well as the...

Dental Rates Hold Steady in 2019 for Most Fully-Insured Groups

One of the benefits of the dental claims and membership migration we are currently undergoing, is improved operational efficiencies. As a result, we are able to provide the majority of our fully-insured dental groups with a rate hold for 2019 when releasing their...

Waiting Period Changes for Dental Coverage

Changes are coming to the waiting periods on our Univera Dental Select voluntary plans. Effective January 1, 2019, we are waiving the waiting periods for timely entrants (eligibility as determined by the group). Contributory plans do not have waiting periods....

Reminder: There's More to Get Excited About This Year

Mid-to-Large Group Signature Designs: 2019 is bringing more of the changes our members asked for. More benefits covered in full, more coverage outside of deductibles, more value in every plan, and more flexibility to make them your own.  Always local service...

It Pays to Show Your Teeth Some Love Open a PDF

According to the American Dental Hygienist Association, nearly 75% of American adults have some form of gum disease and don’t even realize it. Here are a few more reasons not to skip that next checkup.

New Rewards for Good Health

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

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...

Upstate’s Uninsured Rate Remains at Historic Low

Upstate New York’s health insurance uninsured rate continued to hold at the historic level of 4 percent, while the state’s uninsured rate hit its lowest level in history, according to a Univera Healthcare analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey...

Changes to Our Pharmacy Network for Some Members

CVS and Target retail pharmacies are no longer participating in our pharmacy network for members enrolled in the following plans: Medicaid Managed Care and Health and Recovery Plan (HARP). This includes: Univera Healthcare MyHealthSM and MyHealth PlusSM ...

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