NY – EMPIRE BCBS – New Plans in Development for NY State Insurance Exchange


12/28/2012 – Empire is developing new individual and small group health benefit plans that will be offered on the NY State Insurance Exchange starting January 1, 2014.  Empire expects to offer these benefit plans to individual and small groups that satisfy certain eligibility criteria.

Empire is building a participating provider network of all provider types, current called the “Exchange Network” to support these new Exchange Benefit Plans. Providers will be automatically selected to be included in the Exchange Network unless providers are notified in writing that they have not been selected to participate in the program.

More information on this program and terms of agreement can be found in Empire BCBS’ December 2012, Network Update , on page 2.