All questions about the plan participation application process should be directed to the Invitation Administrator at email@example.com. Answers to common questions that have been received are located in the "Questions and Answers" file listed below and posted on 6/3/13.
The New York Health Benefit Exchange, in consultation with federally recognized tribal nations and urban Indian organizations in New York, submitted a Tribal Consultation Policy to HHS effective February 15, 2013. This policy guides the ongoing partnership between New York's federally recognized tribes and the Health Benefit Exchange.
The Tribal Consultation Plan, submitted to HHS as part of the Design Review process, describes the ongoing meetings and consultations between the federally recognized tribes and urban Indian Organizations in New York and the Health Benefit Exchange.
On February 13, 2013, the New York Health Benefit Exchange released a Request for Applications (RFA) for the In-Person Assistor (IPA) and Navigator Program, which will provide in-person enrollment assistance to individuals, families, small businesses and their employees who apply for health insurance through the Exchange.
On January 31, 2013 the New York Health Benefit Exchange issued its invitation to health insurers and dental plans to participate in the New York Health Benefit Exchange. The invitation and related documents are listed below. Please note that the invitation is comprised of 13 documents. Each document is posted in PDF format as well as Microsoft Word/Excel format for ease of use.
The NYS Health Benefit Exchange submitted a series of documents to HHS in advance of the state's in-person design review scheduled for October 9th and 10th in Bethesda, MD. The sections covered during the design review correspond with requirements of the State's Exchange Blueprint Application for Exchange Certification due November 16, 2012. A copy of the Blueprint application can be found here.
Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order #42 to establish a statewide Health Exchange on April 12, 2012. The Executive Order established the New York Health Benefit Exchange within the Department of Health.
On December 16, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin on the essential health benefits. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information and solicit comments on the regulatory approach that HHS plans to propose to define essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act. This primer document describes the key features of the essential health benefits described in the bulletin.
On July 9, 2012 Governor Cuomo submitted a declaration letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services confirming New York's intent to establish a State-based Health Benefit Exchange consistent with the Affordable Care Act. The letter indicates the State's intent to perform advance premium tax credit and cost sharing reduction eligibility determinations and designates Donna Frescatore, who will serve as the Executive Director of the New York Health Benefit Exchange, as the primary point of contact for the State's Exchange Blueprint Application.