The Department of Health proposes to submit an amendment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of its Basic Health Program Blueprint. The amendment updates Section 1 to reflect staffing changes in the Department of Health. It also updates Section 5 to provide the list of issuers that will be offering the program in 2019. The amendment makes no changes to the program as it has been operating since January 1, 2016. There is no additional estimated annual change to state expenditures as a result of the proposed amendment.
On March 09, 2018, NY State of Health issued an amended Supplemental 2018 Plan Invitation (Supplemental Invitation) to all New York State licensed insurers reflecting new Small Business Marketplace flexibility permitted by the federal Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019. This invitation provides insurers the opportunity to submit to NY State of Health additional small group products, previously approved by the NYS Department of Financial Services for issuance in 2018, for sale on the SHOP starting in April 2018 for coverage effective July 2018 and later.&nbs