COVID-19 Updates, CEO Messages and Other Alerts
News and Announcements
Effective May 12, 2023 - Changes to Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test Kit Coverage: Health New England covered the costs of FDA-authorized, rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests and will continue to cover until the end of the public health emergency (PHE), which ended on May 11, 2023. Effective May 12, 2023, Health New England is no longer covering their cost. Any reimbursement requests for test kits purchased before May 12, 2023, must be submitted by November 11, 2023. Check this page for updates about member reimbursements. Read the Biden-Harris administration announcement here.
COVID-19 Vaccine: For information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine News page.
A Message from President and CEO, Richard Swift: Health New England Supports Reproductive Rights
Attention: Health New England is not accepting walk-ins at this time.Visit the Contact Us page to learn how to reach us.
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Tools and Resources
Employer Reference Guide
This is a reference guide for Employer Groups. Please consult the EOC and Employer Group Agreement for all benefit questions and contractual questions.
New Business Submission
Health New England will require all new group submissions to be received ideally, at least five days prior to the effective date. Get started by reading our new business submission guidelines.
From business verification and employer contribution to participation guidelines and enrollment area requirements, our general underwriting guidelines explain everything you need to know.
Learn more about Health New England’s enrollment guidelines, including when a subscriber can enroll, exceptions to the rule, adding dependents and more.
You care about your employees’ health, and we’re here to help. As a service to our customers, Health New England offers Healthy Directions, a unique wellness program that focuses on fitness, nutrition and preventive care.
Employer Portal User Guide
This user guide will help you make the most of our Employer portal. Learn how to register, access enrollment information, view quotes, download forms, and more.
We work with you to build the best plan to meet your needs and we make the process of switching over to us seamless with our EZ Enroll program.
View a comprehensive listing of Health New England covered preventive care services.
As a Health New England member, you have 24/7/365 access to Teladoc for phone or online video consultations with certified physicians.
EmployerMatters is our news site for employers on HNEtalk.com. Here, you’ll find the most current news and information as it relates to your relationship with Health New England. Whether it’s updated plan information and guidelines, health-related news or community events – you’ll find it all on HNEtalk!