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Lisa Davis
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Office: 516-405-7549
Cell: 516-815-6412

News Releases

August 31, 2016

CMS' Risk-Adjustment Costs CareConnect an Estimated $53M in First Half of 2016

Northwell Health President & CEO Michael Dowling and CareConnect President & CEO Alan Murray today issued the following statement regarding Northwell’s six-month financial report, which reflects concerns about the long-term financial sustainability of CareConnect if the federal government does not modify the Affordable Care Act’s risk-adjustment program governing insurers writing individual and small-group health policies.

August 5, 2016

CareConnect Reaffirms Commitment to Highly Competitive Rates Despite Government-Mandated Increase

New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS), the final arbiter of health insurance premiums in the Empire State, today approved a 23 percent increase for CareConnect in the small-group market, significantly more than the 17 percent requested by the rapidly growing insurance provider.

February 24, 2016

CareConnect Membership More Than Triples During 2015-2016 Open Enrollment Season

Registering its strongest and most rapid growth to date, CareConnect, the first provider-owned commercial health plan in New York State, announced today a 244 percent increase in membership during the 2015-2016 open enrollment season, bringing the number of enrolled members from 26,567 to more than 91,000 as of January 31. This includes 88,277 effectuated members—that is, members who have paid their first premium.

November 17, 2015

CareConnect Announces Affiliation with Westchester Health Associates

CareConnect announced today that it has joined with Westchester Health Associates to further expand its growing network of physicians and provider locations in Westchester County. The arrangement follows on a letter of intent signed in September between Westchester Health Associates and the North Shore-LIJ Health System that will bring the physician group into the North Shore-LIJ Clinical Integration Network IPA (CIIPA).

November 5, 2015

Freelancers Union Partners with CareConnect to Bring Affordable Health Insurance Options to One-in-Three New Yorkers Freelancing Today

Gig Workers Can Now Better Navigate Maze of Options During Open Enrollment with Carefully Curated Plans on Freelancers Union’s National Benefits Platform

October 2, 2015

CareConnect Expands Network Offerings in Manhattan and Surrounding Boroughs

CareConnect announced that it has joined with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) to further expand its growing network of hospitals and physicians in New York City.

June 1, 2015

CareConnect Extends Reach Into Suffolk County

CareConnect has reached an agreement with Peconic Bay Medical Center, further extending its reach into Suffolk County.

April 13, 2015

CareConnect Dispatches Multilingual Teams to Assist With Enrollment

CareConnect teams at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and three locations affiliated with Forest Hills Hospital in Queens will be able to offer guidance in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujianese, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi, helping New Yorkers enroll in a qualified health insurance plan before the end of the state’s special enrollment period on April 30.

October 7, 2014

CareConnect Expands Reach to All of NYC and Westchester

CareConnect has joined with six of New York’s top health care providers to expand its customer service model of health insurance to include all five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County, in addition to Nassau and Suffolk counties.

September 15, 2014

CareConnect Adds National Provider of Walk-In Care to Network

CareConnect has added CVS MinuteClinic to its network. Members can use their insurance for most services at more than 900 clinics inside select CVS drugstores in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

September 30, 2013

CareConnect to Begin Selling Health Insurance

CareConnect will begin selling health insurance Oct. 1 to individuals, families, and small and large businesses in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Richmond (Staten Island) and New York (Manhattan) counties.

July 30, 2013

North Shore-LIJ Wins Approval to Offer Commercial Health Insurance

The state of New York has approved an insurance license for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, making it the first health care provider in the state that can sell commercial health insurance to individuals, families and employers.