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Health care carriers

We understand the importance of major medical coverage to your family’s health, financial security and peace of mind. Unfortunately, New York Life Insurance Company will no longer be offering the group association major medical insurance that currently covers you and your family. We are exiting the group association medical care insurance market in all states as of January 1, 2014. The group association medical care insurance coverage you and your insured dependents currently have will terminate at midnight on December 31, 2013.

As a mutual company, our first commitment is to act in the best interests of our policyholders and to keep our company financially strong now and for the long term. We made our decision to exit the market based on evolving market conditions which prevent us from continuing to offer competitive medical insurance for association plans such as yours. Your current medical care coverage will continue through 2013, as long as your premium payments are up to date.

Under the terms of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), effective January 1, 2014, individuals will be able to purchase medical insurance coverage without regard to their health, a pre-existing condition or impairment limitation. Depending on your state of residence, you can purchase coverage through a state run or federally run exchange, an individual health carrier that operates in your state or through a private exchange.

To avoid an interruption in your medical coverage, you must enroll in replacement medical coverage to be effective on January 1, 2014. If you opt to not enroll in replacement coverage, you will be responsible for the cost of your medical care as of January 1, 2014.

To help you with the process of selecting a new health insurance coverage carrier, we are providing links to the names of individual major medical carriers in each state and to the state insurance departments for all 50 states. You can access information on a carrier by clicking on a company name listed for your state of residence. This link will bring you to the company’s website for information on available plans. You may also contact your State Department of Insurance for information regarding other providers and medical insurance options available to you. A link to each State Department of Insurance’s website is also included.

In addition, individuals who are or will become Medicare eligible by January 1, 2014, should also contact 1-800- MEDICARE for information about Medicare, Medicare supplemental coverage, Medicare Advantage-type programs and Medicare Part D. We also recommend you log on to www.medicare.gov for detailed information about options that are available to you.

All these links provide resources you may want to contact to discuss your future medical insurance needs. All links are provided for informational purposes only. We have no relationship with any of these companies regarding their policies. These names are provided solely as a convenience for people looking for options to replace their terminating coverage.

We are committed to providing you with information and resources you may need over the next few months to find replacement coverage on a timely basis to avoid gaps in your coverage.


Major Carriers by State that Offer Individual Health Insurance1
State Company Name1 Telephone
Alabama Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama (888) 267-2955
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Humana Insurance Company (866) 672-9165
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (334) 269-3550
Alaska Premera Blue Cross (800) 508-4722
  Aetna Life Insurance Company (800) 217-2386
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (907) 465-2515 (Juneau)
Arizona Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc. (877) 864-4899
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Aetna Life Insurance Company (800) 217-2386
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (602) 364-2499
Arkansas USAble Mutual Insurance Company (800) 392-2583
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  QCA Health Plan, Inc. (866) 645-1790
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (800) 282-9134
California Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Company (800) 777-6000
  Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company (888) 568-3560
  Aetna Life Insurance Company (800) 217-2386
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (800) 927-4357 (HELP) In-state
(213) 897-8921 Out-of-state
Colorado Rocky Mountain Hospital & Medical (866) 293-2892
  Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado (800) 245-3181
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (303) 894-7855
(800) 886-7675
Connecticut Anthem Health Plans, Inc. (866) 503-2829
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Aetna Life Insurance Company (800) 217-2386
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (860) 297-3820
Delaware Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Inc. (888) 692-5830
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Aetna Life Insurance Company (800) 217-2386
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (302) 674-7300
(800) 282-8611
District of Columbia Group Hospitalization & Medical Services (888) 432-4380
  CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. (888) 432-4380
  Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Mid Atlantic (800) 245-3181
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (202) 727-8000
Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (877) 465-1125
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (866) 438-2446
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (850) 413-3140
Georgia Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc (877) 481-8639
  Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (877) 481-8639
  Aetna Life Insurance Company (800) 217-2386
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (404) 656-2070
(800) 656-2298
Hawaii Hawaii Medical Service Association (800) 620-4672
(808) 948-5555 Oahu
  Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Hawaii Region (800) 245-3181
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (808) 586-2790/2799
Idaho Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Inc. (888) 462-7677
  Regence Blueshield of Idaho, Inc. (888) 734-3623
  PacificSource Health Plans (855) 333-1559
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (208) 334-4250
Illinois Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (866) 514-8044
  Humana Insurance Company (866) 672-9165
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (217) 782-4515
(877) 527-9431
Indiana Anthem Insurance Company, Inc. (888) 641-5224
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (317) 232-2385
Iowa Wellmark, Inc. (800) 722-1795
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (515) 281-5705
(877) 955-1212 In-state
Kansas Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc. (800) 438-1565
  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (888) 920-6303
  Coventry Health & Life Insurance Company (866) 364-5663
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (785) 296-3071
(800) 432-2484
Kentucky Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky, Inc. (888) 641-5224
  Humana Health Plan, Inc. (866) 672-9165
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (502) 564-5868
(800) 595-6053
Louisiana Louisiana Health Service & Insurance Company (800) 489-5583
  HMO Louisiana, Inc. (800) 489-5584
  Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana, Inc. (866) 672-9165
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (225) 219-4770
(800) 259-5300/5301
Maine Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc. (800) 585-0099
  HPHC Insurance Company, Inc. (800) 848-9995
  Aetna Life Insurance Company (800) 435-8742
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (207) 624-8475
(800) 300-5000 In-state
Maryland Carefirst of Maryland, Inc. (888) 432-4380
  Group Hospitalization & Medical Services (888) 432-4380
  CareFirst Blue Choice, Inc. (888) 432-4380
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (410) 468-2244
(800) 492-6116
Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO Blue, Inc. (800) 422-3545
  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. (800) 848-9995
  Neighborhood Health Plan, Inc. (800) 433-5556
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (877) 563-4467
Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (877) 469-2583
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (517) 373-0220
(877) 999-6442
Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota, Inc. (800) 382-2000
  Medica Insurance Company (800) 670-5935
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (651) 296-4026
Mississippi
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Mutual Insurance Company (800) 635-0879
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Humana Insurance Company (866) 672-9165
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (601) 359-3569
(800) 562-2957
Missouri
Health Alliance Life Insurance Company (800) 585-0099
  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (888) 989-8842
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (573) 751-4126
(800) 726-7390
Montana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana (800) 438-2268
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
  John Alden Life Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (406) 444-2040
(800) 332-6148
Nebraska
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (800) 233-8143
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (402) 471-2201
(800) 332-6148
Nevada Rocky Mountain Hospital & Medical (866) 412-9149
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Sierra Health & Life Insurance Company, Inc. (800) 444-8990
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (775) 687-0700
New Hampshire Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire (866) 920-1391
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
  John Alden Life Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (603) 271-2261
New Jersey Horizon Healthcare Service, Inc. (888) 765-7786
  Oxford Health Insurance, Inc. (800) 216-0778
  Horizon Healthcare of New Jersey, Inc. (888) 765-7786
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (609) 292-5427
(800) 446-7467
New Mexico Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (888) 809-1135
(866) 445-1396 Individual sales
  Presbyterian Insurance Company, Inc. (866) 869-7737
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (505) 827-4299
(888) 427-5772
New York Empire Healthchoice HMO, Inc. (888) 721-2583
  Oxford Health Plans of New York, Inc. (800) 216-0778
  Oxford Health Insurance, Inc. (800) 216-0778
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (518) 486-2970
(800) 342-3736
North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Inc. (800) 324-4973
  Wellpath Select, Inc. (866) 364-5663
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (919) 807-6750
(800) 546-5664 In-state
North Dakota
Noridian Mutual Insurance Company (866) 392-4839
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
  American Family Mutual Insurance Company (800) 692-6326
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (701) 328-2440
(800) 247-0560
Ohio Community Insurance Company (888) 641-5224
  Medical Mutual of Ohio (800) 722-7331
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (614) 644-2658
(800) 686-1526
Oklahoma Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (866) 793-8111
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (405) 521-2828
(800) 522-0071 In-state
Oregon Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon (888) 734-3623
  Life Wise Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. (877) 203-5851
  Kaiser Found Health Plan of the Northwest (800) 245-3181
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (503) 947-7129
(888) 877-4894
Pennsylvania Highmark, Inc. (800) 876-7639
(888) 269-8412
  Keystone Health Plan E, Inc. (800) 630-0354
  QCC Insurance Company (800) 630-0355
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (717) 787-2317
(877) 881-6388
Puerto Rico Triple S Salud, Inc. (787) 792-2226
  Ryder Health Plan, Inc. (787) 852-0846
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (787) 304-8686
Rhode Island Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (800) 505-2583
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (401) 462-9500
South Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (800) 550-6322
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (803) 737-6180
South Dakota Wellmark of South Dakota, Inc. (877) 877-8414
  South Dakota State Medical Holding Company (800) 325-5598
  Sanford Health Plan (888) 535-4831
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (605) 773-3563
Tennessee Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Inc. (888) 318-6820
  TRH Health Insurance Company (877) 874-8323
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (615) 741-2218
(800) 342-4029
Texas Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (888) 731-0406
  Aetna Life Insurance Company (800) 217-2386
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (512) 463-6169
(800) 578-4677
Utah
Select Health, Inc. (801) 422-6293
  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah (888) 734-3623
  Humana Insurance Company (866) 672-9165
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (801) 538-3800
(800) 439-3805
Vermont Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont (888) 445-5805
  MVP Health Insurance Company (888) 687-6277
  MVP Health Plan, Inc. (888) 687-6277
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (802) 828-3301
Virginia
Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. (800) 304-0372
  Group Hospitalization & Medical Services (888) 432-4380
  Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Mid Atlantic (800) 245-3181
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (804) 371-9741
(800) 552-7945 In-state
Washington
Regence BlueShield (888) 734-3623
  Life Wise Health Plan of Washington (800) 592-6804
  Group Health Options, Inc. (800) 358-8815
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (360) 725-7000
(800) 562-6900
West Virginia Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield, Inc. (800) 385-1985
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (304) 558-3386
(888) 879-9842
Wisconsin Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (800) 811-1670
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
  Compcare Health Service Insurance Corporation (888) 641-5224
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (608) 266-3585
(800) 236-8517
Wyoming
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (800) 851-2227
  Time Insurance Company (800) 647-9094
  Golden Rule Insurance Company (800) 444-8990
Dept of Insurance Department of Insurance (307) 777-7401

1This content is provided for informational purposes only. The listed companies are among the major individual medical insurers in your state. You may want to consider contacting them to discuss your future medical insurance needs. You can also contact your State Department of Insurance for information about other providers and medical insurance options you may have. New York Life has no relationship with these entities regarding their individual medical insurance policies, and we make no recommendation with respect to them. We offer their names solely as a resource for people who are looking for options to replace their terminating New York Life medical insurance coverage. Clicking on external links means you will be leaving this Web site and you assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the site(s) you are visiting.