Continuing its commitment to provide
access to affordable health care to millions
of uninsured Americans, CDPHP has
submitted its application for participation
in the New York Health Benefit Exchange.
“CDPHP is well-positioned to provide
high-quality, affordable health care coverage
through the New York Health Benefit
Exchange,” said Dr. John D. Bennett, president
and CEO, CDPHP.
“In many ways, we began the process of
health care reform thirty years ago when we
created a physician-guided, not-for-profit
health plan,” he said. “Today, we are continuing
that journey with our participation
in the Exchange and our commitment to developing
innovative products and services
that will lead to better health, better care,
and lower costs.”
Under the Affordable Care Act, statebased exchanges are being created to provide a new and competitive marketplace where families, individuals, and small businesses can compare products, calculate costs, and purchase health insurance.
Coverage can be purchased through the state-based exchange, or by calling CDPHP directly, beginning in October and it will be effective January 1, 2014.
Officials said the plans have been bucketed into metal tiers set forth by the federal government. CDPHP will offer platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels of coverage. CDPHP officials said each plan level offers the same set of essential health benefits, including:
Ambulatory and emergency services; rehabilitative and habilitative care; hospitalization; laboratory service; maternity and newborn care; preventive and wellness services; mental health and substance abuse service; chronic disease management; prescription drugs and pediatric services. The New York Health Benefit Exchange will review the CDPHP application for certification to participate as a qualified health plan.
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician- founded, member-focused and community- based, not-for-profit health plan that offers insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York.