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, state-based 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.
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.