Health Republic Insurance of New York Extends Deadline for Initial Payment

Members Now Have Until January 15th to Submit Premium Payments

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Health Republic Insurance of New York, a new not-for-profit Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) offering health insurance coverage in New York State, today announced that it has adjusted the payment deadline to January 15, 2014 for customers who enrolled before December 25, 2013 for health insurance coverage with a January 1, 2014 effective date.

Debra Friedman, President and CEO of Health Republic Insurance of New York, said, “Health Republic Insurance of New York is committed to providing quality, innovative coverage to New Yorkers and is pleased to be able to accommodate members that require extra time to pay their initial premiums. We are also working expeditiously to ensure that our members can confirm their enrollment in our plans and access the healthcare that they need.”

Customers can make payments in a variety of ways, including by: 1) calling Health Republic Insurance of New York at 888-990-5702 to pay by phone; 2) mailing in a check or money order with the top portion of the bill to Health Republic Insurance of New York, P.O. Box 842363, Boston, MA 02284-2363; or 3) paying online on the company’s website by visiting its billing page.

Payment must be made or postmarked by January 15, 2014 for members to receive coverage for services beginning on January 1, 2014. If a customer’s payment is not received or postmarked by the new deadline, the customer will need to re-enroll for health insurance coverage. Once payment is received, it will take several days to process and additional time for members to receive their new member welcome kit and member ID card by mail.

For additional information, individuals are encouraged to visit newyork.healthrepublic.us or call 888-990-5702.

About Health Republic Insurance of New York

Health Republic Insurance of New York is a true not-for-profit program and New York State’s only CO-OP. The Company offers competitive and affordable options for individuals and small businesses – both on and off the New York State of Health Benefit Exchange. The low-cost plans are designed to give people more options for quality coverage in a consumer-friendly and focused way. In partnership with MagnaCare, Health Republic Insurance of New York’s network comprises more than 70,000 providers in 32 counties, including in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, the Capital District, parts of North County, the Syracuse metropolitan area, and parts of Western New York. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at newyork.healthrepublic.us.

Contact:
Sard Verbinnen & Co
Lesley Bogdanow/Katie James
212-687-8080

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