I get asked the question often from business owners, “can you help me with health insurance too?”. Unfortunately, I am not licensed to sell health insurance and we don’t have a specialist within the agency. I do want to be sure my clients are protected properly, so following current events for any type of insurance is important to me. Tanner Insurance can help you with disability, group life and other group benefits to offer your employees as part of the statutory disability and paid family leave policy. We can also help with Worker’s Compensation insurance for employees that are injured or suffer an illness that is job related.
For health insurance for your business, we can refer you to an expert that handles that outside the agency and would shop around for you directly with insurers. We also recommend the Health Insurance Marketplace.
To help New Yorkers with the ongoing pandemic struggle, the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period has been extended through March 31st, 2021. That means that if you are insured through the marketplace now and want to make changes to your plan you may do so and not have to wait for a special period. For uninsured New Yorkers you now have additional time to review and find a plan that fits best for you and your family. Those Individuals and families who are eligible for other NY State of Health programs – Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus – can enroll year-round.
New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health online at nystateofhealth.ny.gov, by phone at 1-855-355-5777, and by connecting with a free enrollment assister.
Additional information on NY State of Health insurance options during the COVID-19 emergency can be found here.
NY Department of Financial Services information and resources during the COVID-19 emergency can be found here.
Author Lisa M. Flaherty is an expert in the field of workers compensation. She is a licensed NYS P&C agent and website publisher. Her expertise is working with business owners eradicating critical coverage gaps in insurance policies, and working with employers to reduce workers compensation costs. Her clients include franchised and non-franchised auto dealers, trucking for hire, contractors, retail, hospitality, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers.
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