8/31/17 - Healthfirst Insurance Company, Inc. (Healthfirst) has made an amendment to its small group underwriting guidelines. Effective immediately, they will accept other-employer-sponsored coverage as a “valid” waiver towards the overall participation requirement of 60%. Valid waivers of coverage include proof of Spousal/Domestic Partner group coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans or TRICARE,COBRA, Parental Coverage, Individual/Family Qualified Health Plan, NY State Essential Plan, and other group coverage.
This broad list of valid waivers will make HealthFirst a viable option for small businesses in New York, especially those who are affected by the imminent withdrawal by CareConnect. The HealthFirst network is a close match with CareConnect which includes the NorthWell hospitals, as well as, Mount Sinai, NYU Langone and several NYC hospitals. See the HeathFirst Hospital list HERE.
To learn more about HealthFirst contact your account representative at GPI today at 516.804.3383.