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ExcellusAbout Excellus

Being the largest not-for-profit health insurance company in New York,  Excellus provides access to health insurance plans throughout upstate New York. Incorporated in 1996 through the merger of BlueCross BlueShield Plans in Central New York and Rochester and BlueCross BlueShield of Utica-Watertown. Excellus has four regional headquarters: Syracuse and Watertown in Central New York; Elmira and Binghamton in Central New York  Southern Tier; Rochester; Utica, Oneonta, and Plattsburgh in Utica Region. Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance has a Good (B++) financial rating from A.M. Best and Stable (A-minus) from Standard and Poors.

 

 

ExcellusGeneral Contact Information 

To contact Excellus direct. below are their most common departments or visit them online.

 

 

 

EmblemTypes of Health Insurance Plans Sold by Excellus

With a broad range of New York health plans to choose from, Excellus offers the following plan types of plans, allowing those insured the ability to balance price and freedom. For a  thorough description of each plan type, be sure to visit our health insurance FAQ page

  • HMO
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS

 

 

EmblemExcellus Health Insurance markets 

Excellus sells (and provides) health plans to the following markets throughout the state of  New York

 

  • Individual Health Insurance
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Catastrophic health insurance
  • Medicare
  • Child Health Plus
  • Essential Plan

 

 

EmblemCounty listing of  where Excellus plans are sold vs other New York State Health Insurance Carriers

County Aetna Affinity Anthem CDPHP Crystal Run Emblem Empire Excellus Fidelis HealthFirst HealthNow ENY HealthNow WNY Humana Independent Metroplus Molina MVP Oscar Oxford Univera United WellCare YourCare
Albany
Allegany
Bronx
Broome
Cattaraugus
Cayuga
Chautauqua
Chemung
Chenango
Clinton
Columbia
Cortland
Delaware
Dutchess
Erie
Essex
Franklin
Fulton
Genesee
Greene
Hamilton
Herkimer
Jefferson
Kings
Lewis
Livingston
Madison
Monroe
Montgomery
Nassau
New York
Niagara
Oneida
Onondaga
Ontario
Orange
Orleans
Oswego
Otsego
Putnam
Queens
Rensselaer
Richmond
Rockland
Saratoga
Schenectady
Schoharie
Schuyler
Seneca
St. Lawrence
Steuben
Suffolk
Sullivan
Tioga
Tompkins
Ulster
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Westchester
Wyoming
Yates

 

 

Emblem Health InsuranceSpecial Programs Offered by Excellus 

Below are the more common membership benefit programs offered by Excellus,  savings their member’s money and keeping them healthy. Please visit their website for additional information

 

  • HealthyRewards
  • ExerciseRewards
  • BlueHealthy Dollars
  • Silver&Fit
  • Blue365

 

 

EmblemComplaints against Excellus and Other Health Insurance Carriers by consumers

Each year the DFS  the NYS Department of Financial Services receives complaints from those insured against their health insurance carrier. These complaints often apply to payment, reimbursement for medical care and hospital treatment, coverage related matters, network problems, rates, and premium related matters. Below you can find the most recent complaints listed from 2018.  This table is based on  information published in the  New York Consumer Guide to Health Insurers

Carrier Ranking 1=Best 13=Worst Total Complaints Upheld Complaints Premium Collected Complaint Ratio
Capital District Physicians Health Plan 2 9 1 541.47 0.0018
Community Blue (HealthNow) 1 0 0 183.02 0
Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc. 8 338 193 124.76 1.547
Excellus Health Plan 4 14 6 397.21 0.0151
HIP Health Maintenance Organization 7 668 400 2,501.09 0.1599
Independent Health Association, Inc. 3 18 2 228.96 0.0087
MVP Health Plan, Inc. 5 38 17 584.97 0.0291
UnitedHealthcare of New York, Inc. 6 79 35 792.96 0.0441
Aetna Life Insurance Company 12 1,300 455 1,975.90 0.2303
CDPHP Universal Benefits, Inc. 3 9 4 508.5 0.0079
CIGNA Health and Life Insurance Company 9 180 102 1,157 0.0881
Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc. 10 423 227 2,549.34 0.089
Excellus Health Plan, Inc. 5 88 27 2,866.75 0.0094
Group Health Incorporated 13 1,515 1,111 806.75 1.3771
HealthNow New York Inc. 4 42 14 1,502.44 0.0093
Independent Health Benefits Corporation 1 11 1 565.62 0.00`8
MVP Health Services Corporation 2 10 3 734.03 0.0041
Nippon Life Insurance Company of America 6 11 3 62.67 0.0479
Oscar Insurance Corporation 11 132 39 298.8 0.1305
Oxford Health Insurance, Inc. 7 1,054 319 6,590.88 0.0484
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of New York 8 289 106 1,966.61 0.0539

 

 

Emblem health InsuranceExcellus Individual Insurance plans offered for Sale

The following Excellus plans sold on the NYS  Health Exchange. Please contact us for additional information or if you’re interested in purchasing a plan (888)215-4045

 

 

 

emblem health hospital listingList Of Hospitals and network size per county

Below Is a hospital listing that includes all of the Excellus hospitals t contracted to provide care to members that purchased a health insurance plan through the NY State Exchange. Before receiving any type of care at the hospitals listed below, you should always contact them directly to ensure that the hospital you would like to receive care from is still contracted.

County Hospital Listing Primary Care Physician Count Specialist Count
Broome Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital Inc
United Health Services Hospitals Inc-Bing Div
United Health Services Hospitals Inc-Wilson Div
198 22
Cayuga Auburn Community Hospital 40 7
Chemung Arnot Ogden Medical Center
St Josephs Hospital Elmira
67 10
Chenango Chenango Memorial Hospital Inc 24 5
Clinton Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center 83 23
Cortland Cortland Regional Medical Center 37 7
Delaware Delaware Valley Hospital Inc
Margaretville Memorial Hospital
O'Connor Hospital
Tri Town Regional Healthcare
44 2
Essex Adirondack Medical Center-Lake Placid Site
Elizabethtown Community Hospital
49 5
Franklin Adirondack Medical Center-Saranac Lake Site
Alice Hyde Medical Center
41 11
Fulton Nathan Littauer Hospital 54 8
Herkimer Little Falls Hospital
Little Falls Hospital Swing Bed Unit
33 2
Jefferson Carthage Area Hospital Inc
Samaritan Medical Center
62 13
Lewis Carthage Area Hospital Inc
Lewis County General Hospital
21 10
Livingston Nicholas H Noyes Memorial Hospital 36 3
Madison Community Memorial Hospital Inc
Oneida Healthcare Center
53 9
Monroe Strong Memorial Hospital
Unity Hospital of Rochester
896 225
Montgomery St Marys Healthcare 89 16
Oneida Faxton St Lukes Healthcare Med Rehab
Faxton-St Lukes Healthcare Faxton Division
Rome Memorial Hospital, Inc.
St Elizabeth Medical Center
165 19
Onondaga St Josephs Hospital Health Center
University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
386 67
Oswego Oswego Hospital 71 3
Otsego Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital
Bassett Hospital Mary Imogene
73 10
Schuyler Schuyler Hospital 13 1
St. Lawrence Canton-Potsdam Hospital
Claxton Hepburn Medical Center
Clifton Fine Hospital
Gouverneur Hospital
Massena Hospital Inc
17 17
Tompkins Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca 3 0
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