Health Republic’s New York CO-OP to be part of state exchange


New York state’s only Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) in the New York Health Benefit Exchange is being offered by Health Republic Insurance, a not-for-profit company.

The Affordable Care Act allows for subsidized non-profits in the state exchanges to compete against for-profit firms.

Health Republic is offering three plans: EssentialCare, a standard plan; PrimarySelect, a no co-pay plan for visits to a pre-selected primary care physician; and PrimarySelect EPO, which offers no co-pays for primary care doctors chosen from a narrow list of providers. The latter is not offered in Clinton or Franklin Counties.

The Health Republic CO-OP uses the MagnaCareExtra provider network, which has access to more than 70,000 providers. It also works with US Script to provide access to medications, with no co-pay for a number of generic medications for those with either of the PrimarySelect coverages.

The Health Republic CO-OP of New York is being led by Debra Friedman, who was named president and chief executive officer in September. She has joined the company from non-profit Amida Care and has served in senior positions with United Healthcare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Plus.

One Response

  1. Olivia Booth Says:

    Can you please send me more info on exactly which plan to choose to find out about the pricing and services available, or any other details I might need? I know you have mentioned some, but if there is any other info, it might help. Thank you!
    Olivia Booth

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