Withdrawal of the Oxford HMO Product for New York Large Groups (51+)

Effective January 1, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012 we will be withdrawing our Oxford HMO1 product for New York large groups (51+). At that time this product will no longer be available for new business. Existing groups with a renewal date of January 1, 2012 will not have the option to re-enroll in this product; all other affected groups will experience this change upon renewal.
New York groups currently enrolled in the Oxford large group HMO product will have the option of enrolling in our large group EPO2 product, or any of our other existing large group product options. The Oxford large group EPO product is the closest match to the current HMO product in which your clients are currently enrolled, in terms of plan designs and local network access. The EPO product also offers access to the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus national Network when traveling outside of the Oxford tri-state service area3.
We will be sending communications regarding this withdrawal to affected groups and members in advance of their renewal dates. Click on the links below to view samples of these communications.
New York Large Group HMO Product Withdrawal Employer Letter
New York Large Group HMO Product Withdrawal Member Letter
For questions regarding this change, please contact our office.