New York State Conference of Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans - NYSCOP

Starting October 1, 2013, you will be able to shop for and enroll in a health insurance plan that meets your needs through New York’s Health Benefit Exchange.

For more information on New York’s Exchange as well as specific health insurance offerings made available by New York’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, please refer to the following links:

New York’s Health Benefit Exchange

Welcome to the New York State Conference of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans

The New York State Conference of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans (NYSCOP) is a partnership of Rochester-based Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield and New York City-based Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. Together, the two health insurance plans provide comprehensive health coverage for millions of New Yorkers.

This site is dedicated to educating the public through in-depth research and analysis of the cost, access and quality of health care. The Fact Sheets section contains well-researched statistics on a wide variety of health related topics. NYSCOP also monitors news reports on health care on a weekly basis. After reviewing these reports, NYSCOP selects and summarizes several of them on the News and Highlights section. New York State's legislative process has a tremendous impact on the health care system. During each legislative session, NYSCOP posts memorandums in opposition and support on proposed legislation to the Public Policy section. Additionally, NYSCOP has compiled an extensive list of informational links, all of which can be viewed in Resources & Links.

Multiple factors contribute to the rising costs of health care premiums, including taxes and government mandates. With $1.6 trillion spent annually on health care in the United States and more than $126 billion in New York, it's important to understand how these factors impact the cost, access and quality of health care.

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Important Health Updates

New York’s End-of-Life Planning Movement Draws Praise and International Interest
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June 13, 2016

The Guaranty Fund is a Hidden Tax on Health Insurance
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March 12, 2016

A Simple Truth: Prescription Drug Costs Are Too High
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January 31, 2016

Statement: Executive Budget Shifts the Costs of the Early Intervention Program from the State and Localities to Individuals Who Purchase Health Insurance
January 25, 2016

Statement: On the demise of Health Republic
January 6, 2016

Plugged In To Health - 11/10/15
Hinman Straub
November 10, 2015

Plugged In To Health - 10/26/15
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October 26, 2015

Plugged In To Health - 10/19/15
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October 19, 2015

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