Insurers agree
to update lists
of network doctors

Eight more major health insurance companies will ensure the accuracy of provider directories on their websites, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.

He explained that consumers were misled by the health insurers and overpaid to see providers they believed were in-network.

He said the firms will remove providers who no longer participate and correct listing errors for providers who are in the plans.

The companies with which Attorney General Schneiderman has reached agreements are: Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc., Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc., Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, HIP Insurance Company of New York, United HealthCare of New York, Inc., Oxford Health Plans of New York, United HealthCare Insurance Company of New York and Vytra Health Plans.

For questions about health care matters call the Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau Helpline at 1-800-428-9071.