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HealthConnect-powered New York City Health Insurance Link Goes Live

Provides information about the costs and benefits of specific plans available in New York city

HealthConnect Systems, an online network for buyers and sellers of health insurance and employee benefits, has announced that its technology powers the NYC Health Insurance Link (www.nyc.gov/HILink), that is live now.

New York city’s Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA) and Management Information Systems (MIS) divisions of NYC’s Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) have developed the website to bring health insurance access to New York city residents and small businesses.

Peter Everett, president and CEO of HealthConnect Systems, said: “The City of New York is one of the first governmental entities to launch a health insurance website whereby its citizens can obtain accurate, unbiased and complete information about available health insurance plan options. We are very pleased to have been selected by them to help power the NYC Health Insurance Link, and look forward to working with them in the future on enhancing the site even more.”

The NYC Health Insurance Link (NYC HI Link) helps New York city residents and small business owners find health insurance. New Yorkers can compare the costs and benefits of selected health plans, explore strategies to make coverage affordable, and learn some basics about health insurance, such as definitions of the words insurers use and facts about consumer protections.

NYC HI Link provides an on-line resource developed from a consumer perspective, providing detailed information about the costs and benefits of specific plans available in New York city in a way that allows consumers to understand and compare different plans. It can also help employers find ways to afford health insurance coverage for employees and, in some cases, help individuals find ways to pair public and private health insurance.

Central to OCHIA’s mission is for consumers to obtain unbiased and complete information regarding available health plans. To accomplish this goal, OCHIA worked with Connecticut-based HealthConnect Systems, a provider of multi-carrier comparison tools, to present a full range of plans from all health carriers available to New York City residents with a complete description of each plan.