Member News

Welcome to the GCNYAHU Member News page!

On this new page GCNYAHU will post important, up to date information, to provide you with the latest information available on important topics, discussions, etc. Check this page often to see the new Member News!Below please find several marketing flyers from NAHU that may be of interest to you.




NYDFS, CMS, NYSOH Announce Actions Regarding

Health Republic

DFS Announcement with regard to Health Republic


The New York State Department of Financial Services releases:

Final 2016 Rate Averages

 You may view the DFS press release, which includes a recap of the increases requested and approved by clicking here 

Employer Reporting Requirements - IRS Archived Video Available

The archived webinar addresses requirements under Section 6056, including who is required to report and what elements must be reported and when. 

If you were unable to connect to the live webinar, you can view by clicking here

Final Reporting Forms Released 

On February 9th, the IRS released final instructions and forms with regards to Employer Reporting.  The IRS also released a new brochure:   Understanding Employer Reporting Requirements of the Health Care Law (Brochure)

The final Form and instructions may be accessed here on the IRS website, or at the individual links below:    

Form 1095-C Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage (1 due to the IRS and to the Employee, per full-time employee eligible for MEC coverage any time during the year)

Form 1094-C Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns

Inst 1094-C and 1095-C Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

Form 1095-B Health Coverage

Form 1094-B Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns

Inst 1094-B and 1095-B Instructions for Forms 1094-B and 1095-B

Region I Leadership Conference

August 12, 2014
Continuing to grow our chapter and presence will help us protect the consumer's future.
  In attendance at the Leadership Conferene were:
Bernie Gleeson, Treasurer
Deb Crouch, Immediate Past President
Jeannie McDonald, Secretary/Co HUPAC CHAIR
Matt Maines, President-Elecct

Washington Updates by NAHU's Legislative Department

NAHU has approved an amendment to the GCNYAHU bylaws.  

GCNYAHU bylaws can be read here:

NYGreater Central Bylaws 2012-02 APPROVED

Limited Benefit Testimony

GCNYAHU received an invitation from the State of New York Insurance Department to testify on limited benefit plans. The purpose of the hearings was to determine how these policies are marketed, assess what disclosures are made regarding covered services, evaluate any advantages these policies provide and determine whether additional oversight and regulation is required to protect consumers. Kishan Perera, President Elect and Programs Chair of GCNYAHU, as well as Daniel Judge, Board Member of NYSAHU, provided testimony on September 30, 2009. A copy of their testimony is attached via the link below.



Written by:
Jeannette Flowers

A HISTORY OF HCRA - The Hidden Healthcare Tax that brought down the Speaker.

Courtesy of Capital NY-  This article does an excelelnt job covering the History of the HCRA tax in NYS.  This is great reading for all GCNYAHU Members to make sure you are well informed if any client asks about HCRA!


An Excelent Article that shows that the reported data the New York Assembly reviewed may not have been based on sound economic assumptions.   You'll want to share this with clients!