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Inter-Plan Arrangements Model Simplified Member Benefit Booklet Disclosure Language HMO/PPO/POS/EPO/Traditional Out-of-Area Services Overview We have a variety of relationships with other Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Licensees. Generally, these relationships are called “Inter-Plan Arrangements.” These Inter-Plan Arrangements work based on rules and procedures issued by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (“Association”). Whenever you access Read More

OU Health Announces Plan Changes Effective July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016 Plan changes announced by OUSDHP Directors The Orange Ulster School Districts Health Plan’s Board of Directors is announcing benefit changes to the OU Health Plan, for 2016. Unfortunately, due to the additional costs of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), such as ACA taxes, fees and mandated benefits that the Plan must provide Read More

Envision Rx HIPAA breach update

I am writing to provide an update on the incident involving a number of OU Health Plan members. As you may know, Envision Rx discovered the issue on October 5, 2015 upon receiving notice from our office that some Plan members reported receiving letters containing other member’s prescription drug information. Upon our notifying Envision Rx, Read More

Anthem Data Breach – Credit Monitoring Services Available

This is the latest from Anthem Health regarding the data breach of their system: Last week, we made you aware that Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external, cyber attack.  Since that time,  we have been working around the clock continuing their assistance in the FBI investigation; analyzing the data to understand the impact; responding to Read More

Anthem Data Breach

As you may be aware of by now, Anthem Health, the parent company of Empire BC/BS was the target of cyber attack that exposed a variety of information regarding Private Health Information (PHI) to hackers.  Due to the working relationship that the Plan has with Empire, we feel that our member’s PHI exposure is very Read More

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