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.
To inform the design and development of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchange, New York retained Wakely Consulting to interview a sampling of the state’s small employers regarding health insurance coverage issues. Employers interviewed included those who do and do not currently offer coverage to their employees.
This report, prepared by Health Management Associates, examines four options for New York’s Medicaid benchmark plan selection. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states are permitted to define the benefits package for a newly mandatory category of non-elderly, non-disabled adults. In New York, most of these adults are already eligible for public coverage – including 1.1 million adults enrolled in Medicaid or Family Health Plus.
This report, prepared by Deloitte, provides an overview of the impact of health reform on the Healthy New York (HNY) and Family Health Plus-Employer Buy-In (FHP-EBI) programs. Both programs were designed to provide health insurance coverage to segments of the population at risk for going uninsured - low to moderate income individuals and small businesses - and overlap significantly with populations that will be eligible for subsidized coverage under federal reform.
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.
KPMG conducted an analysis to assess the needs of employers, producers, insurers, employees and the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) Exchange to assist in planning for the design, implementation, and operation of a successful SHOP Exchange in New York State.
This study, prepared by Health Management Associates (HMA), describes the current state of New York’s individual and small group insurance markets, including the market concentration of insurers, geographic distribution of enrollment, cost sharing and actuarial value of plans offered, and the distribution channels for accessing insurance in these markets.
On November 20, 2012, New York submitted a Level 2 Exchange Establishment Grant application to support the establishment and on-going development of New York's Exchange through December 31, 2014. The State received an award of $185.8 million for this grant on January 17, 2013. New York received a supplemental award of $41 million for this grant on September 20, 2013.
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.