SOURCE: HealthPass New York

January 05, 2015 10:00 ET

HealthPass New York to Offer CareConnect Health Insurance Plans to Small Businesses

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 5, 2015) -  HealthPass New York, one of the nation's longest standing small business private health insurance exchanges, has announced that it will offer North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Health Insurance Company, Inc. plans to small employers in 2015. The addition of CareConnect to its menu of health insurance options gives HealthPass New York members and families access to some of the top hospitals and lowest rates in downstate New York.

HealthPass will offer a total of six CareConnect plans to companies with two to fifty (2-50) eligible employees in 2015. Initial coverage options include one Platinum, one Gold, two Silver and two Bronze plans for HealthPass members. Employees must work or reside in one of New York City's five boroughs, Long Island or Westchester County to be eligible to enroll in a CareConnect plan.

With all CareConnect plans, members have access to 28 top hospitals and over 16,000 participating providers in New York's five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. These plans provide a variety of coverage options including a range of deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximums. Additional plan benefits include unrestricted access to top specialists without referrals, 100 percent coverage for preventive care, covered emergency services, prescription drug benefits and up to $600 reimbursement for gym memberships per family every year.

"We are very pleased to be able to offer CareConnect health insurance plans to our members and prospective employer clients," said Vincent C. Ashton, President and CEO of HealthPass New York. "CareConnect is part of a world-class organization that has a demonstrated track record of providing access to cost-effective, high quality healthcare coverage." 

"HealthPass has a long-standing commitment to providing small businesses with access to affordable, high-quality health insurance coverage for employees and families. We recognize the importance of offering small employers choice and are thrilled to be included in their menu of health insurance options," said Craig Hauben, CareConnect Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

For more information about the CareConnect health insurance options offered through HealthPass New York, visit www.healthpassny.com

About HealthPass
HealthPass is a private insurance exchange offering individuals, employees, and small businesses in the New York Metropolitan area flexible, cost effective solutions for their healthcare needs. Since 1999, the HealthPass choice model has empowered enrollees to individually select their plans based upon their unique needs and budgets. A well-rounded menu of options is offered through industry leading carriers, with choices including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverage. Agents, employers, employees and individuals benefit from the state of the art technology and extensive support provided by HealthPass, including a streamlined administrative process, member-claims advocacy, COBRA Administration and a highly experienced client services team. For more information, please visit www.healthpassny.com

About North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Insurance Company, Inc.
The first provider-owned health plan in New York State, CareConnect was created by North Shore-LIJ Health System to make it easy for people to get and stay healthy. Its innovative model is designed to provide access to care that's both excellent and affordable. CareConnect was founded in 2013 and offers a variety of plans for individuals, families and businesses. It is headquartered in East Hills, New York. For more information, visit NSLIJCareConnect.com.

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