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NYC Health Insurance Consultants?

Does anyone know a NYC health insurance consultant who can walk me through options and make intelligent recommendations?


I'm in solo consulting mode, and my wife's COBRA plan will run out soon...


Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


P.S. If anybody else has similar needs, I am happy to share the compiled results of what I learn. Just ask.

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Brian Sloman
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Tom, I'm actually Philadelphia based and licensed in PA. However Obamacare is pretty much the same nationwide, so I can most certainly advise you on companies, programs, benefits and costs. Also my colleague and Divisional Manager, Sal, is a native New Yorker and I'm certain will know quality agents up there. As PPACA (Affordable Care Act,) plans are guaranteed issue, all I'd need to know are your ages, whether or not either smoke, and your home zip code. Brian R. Sloman Field Sales Leader US Health Advisors w. 610 293.0899 c. 610 290 2200 Personal e.mail: [removed to protect privacy] Business e.mail: [removed to protect privacy] 520 Weadley Road King of Prussia, PA 19406
Lucy Liu
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Do you need help selecting a plan for her on the exchange, and comparing it to her cobra option? Lucy
Tom Cunniff
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Tom Cunniff Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Thanks Lucy, trying to figure out the best way to get us both insured, with coverage similar to what we had under COBRA if possible.
Tom Cunniff
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Tom Cunniff Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Thanks for the offer, Brian. I should have specified that I'm looking for a consultant who is not in the business of selling insurance.
Brian Sloman
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Brian Sloman Entrepreneur
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Entirely my point Tom... I can't 'sell' you anything if I wanted to do so. I merely replied as a courtesy... and maybe the fact that I'm the best that I know in what I do :)
Tom Cunniff
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Brian -- no offense intended, and I do appreciate the courtesy.
Josh Kirschner
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Josh Kirschner Entrepreneur • Advisor
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I went through this process when I started my current company. In NY State, your choices are very limited outside the health exchange. You can no longer get small business coverage if it's just you or you and your wife and individual plans outside the exchange are very rare and extraordinarily expensive.

So that pretty much leaves you with the exchange plans. The choices in the exchange are pretty much standardized around Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of coverage. The main differences are the specific doctor networks. Your best bet is to check which of the exchange plans your current physicians accept and go with that option. If you're open on physicians, we've been using Oscar and have been surprised by the level of service, though their physician network is limited.
Lisa Lefebvre
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I would explore Freelancer's Union. It's fairly easy to qualify as a member and they have both BCBS and Oxford plans ...
Peter Liepmann
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Tom,
"trying to figure out the best way to get us both insured, with coverage similar to what we had under COBRA if possible."
First, look at the PPACA exchanges. That will give you a baseline.
Bronze is estimated to cover 60%, etc. Your local COC will have plans, usually no better, and often more $$. Look into direct primary care with a bronze plan- plan on just ignoring the primary care 'coverage' in thebronzeplan, replacing it w the DPC.
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