July 18, 2011

Notifying Customers About 2012 Rate Increases

The New York State Insurance Department (NYSID) has the authority to review and approve in advance health plan premium rate increases for community-rated plans. For small groups (including sole proprietors) renewing in 2012, we have submitted to NYSID proposed premium increases over our NYSID-approved 2011 rates. We are required to give affected group customers advance notice of the proposed percent increase for which we are seeking approval.

We have sent to affected groups notifications about the proposed percent increases. To view a sample of the Prior Approval initial notifications we have sent to groups, please click on the appropriate link below:

After NYSID notifies us of the increases they have approved, you and each of your affected groups will receive written notification of the affected group's renewal rate increase approximately 60 days prior to the renewal date.

If you have questions, please contact your EmblemHealth representative.

Thank you.