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Healthy NY to only offer High Deductible Plans

Starting January 1, 2012, the state’s public health insurance program, Healthy NY, will only allow new members to enroll in a high-deductible plan option. Healthy NY covers low-income residents and small businesses. This change for new members is almost certain to result in an enrollment drop in the program at a time when the state […]

Group Health Insurance Costs Rising Sharply

The cost of group health insurance for employers climbed more than 9 percent this year adding more uncertainty for the small business owner. According to The New York Times, the average annual premium for family coverage reached $15,073 in 2011. 10 years ago, the average cost per family averaged was about $7061, meaning health insurance […]