Essential Health Benefits (EHB) - Benchmark Plan Selection
On October 1, 2012, NYS formally submitted its selection of an Essential Health Benefits benchmark plan to Health and Human Services. New York has selected the benefits of the State's largest small group plan, Oxford EPO, as the benchmark plan. In addition to the selection of a benchmark plan, the state has indicated the coverage areas in which benefits will be supplemented in order to meet ACA requirements. See attached letter for details. For more information on the benefits covered by the Oxford EPO plan, see Exhibit 3 of the final Milliman Report.