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New York & New Jersey

June 20, 2017
New York Paid Family Leave – what your clients with New York employees need to know.

On June 1, 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services issued rates for the new Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit, effective January 1, 2018. We are reviewing and updating our forms, processes and systems to support quoting and managing this new benefit.

On May 24, 2017, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board issued updated proposed regulations. Interested parties – including employers, insurance carriers and employees – have 30 days to submit comments. Cigna is reviewing the new proposed regulations and will submit additional comments for consideration if necessary.

Regulations are not final until the state of New York concludes this regulatory and comment process. At this time, the date the final regulations will be released is unknown. Click here for more information about the updates to the regulations.

What is Cigna doing to get ready?
Cigna will be ready to support this new benefit for our clients and their New York employees by January 1, 2018. We are diligently working to understand the regulations in their current form, our responsibilities as an insurer carrier and how we make the process easy for our clients. 

What happens next?
We’ll send periodic regulatory updates as new information becomes available. If your clients’ New York statutory disability benefits are insured by Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York (CLICNY), we will automatically add the mandatory PFL rider to your policy effective January 1, 2018.

Stay tuned for more information. Please contact your Cigna representative with any questions.

Where We Are and Whom to Contact

Smaller Business
51-499 employees*

44 Whippany Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Telephone: 862-242-2600
Fax: 862-242-2744

Medical

John Foley
862-242-2594
John.Foley@Cigna.com

Dental
Clinton Bachert
Sales Advisor
212.548.6094
Clinton.Bachert@Cigna.com
 
Michelle Couper
Sales Advisor
646.658.7121
Michelle.Couper@Cigna.com
 
Richard Geiss
Sales Advisor
862.242.2672
Richard.Geiss@Cigna.com
CGI

Northern New Jersey
Kevin Szott
Regional Market Manager
201.725.6840
Kevin.Szott@Cigna.com

Southern New Jersey
Paul Gardner
Regional Market Manager
215.283.3931
Paul.Gardner@Cigna.com

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

44 Whippany Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Telephone: 862-242-2600
Fax: 862-242-2744

Medical

Anthony Contessa
862-242-2585
Anthony.Contessa@Cigna.com

Dental
Richard Geiss
Sales Advisor
862.242.2672
Richard.Geiss@Cigna.com
 
Megan Kelly
Sales Advisor
862.242.2615
Megan.Kelly@Cigna.com
CGI

Northern New Jersey
Kevin Szott
Regional Market Manager
201.725.6840
Kevin.Szott@Cigna.com

Southern New Jersey
Paul Gardner
Regional Market Manager
215.837.6518
Paul.Gardner@Cigna.com

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

44 Whippany Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Telephone: 862-242-2600
Fax: 862-242-2744

Medical

Nathan Drapkin
Sales Manager
646.658.7126
Nathan.Drapkin@Cigna.com

Dental
CGI

Northern New Jersey
Jim Viola
VP of Sales – National
646.808.5865
James.Viola@Cigna.com

Southern New Jersey
Jim Viola
VP of Sales – National
646.808.5865
James.Viola@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

Jeff Walsh
646.658.7062
Jeffrey.Walsh@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

Tom Craparo
Sales Representative
954.514.6879
Thomas.Craparo@Cigna.com

*In most states, Cigna offers group insurance coverage to employers with 51 or more full-time employees, as well as administrative services for self-funded plan with as few as 25 full-time employees. For more information about your state, contact your Cigna sales representative.

** Medium Business employers have 501 - 4,999 employees or may have more than 5,000 employees and are located in a single state.

Smaller Business
51-499 employees*

140 East 45th Street, Floor 7
New York, NY  10017
Telephone: 646-658-7000

Medical

Gene Corcoran
646-658-7040
Eugene.Corcoran@Cigna.com

Dental
Clinton Bachert
Sales Advisor
212.548.6094
Clinton.Bachert@Cigna.com
 
Michelle Couper
Sales Advisor
646.658.7121
Michelle.Couper@Cigna.com
 
Richard Geiss
Sales Advisor
862.242.2672
Richard.Geiss@Cigna.com
CGI

Kevin Szott
Regional Market Manager
201.725.6840
Kevin.Szott@Cigna.com

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

140 E. 45th Street
38th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Medical

Anthony Contessa
862-242-2585
Anthony.Contessa@Cigna.com

Dental
Richard Geiss
Sales Advisor
862.242.2672
Richard.Geiss@Cigna.com
 
Megan Kelly
Sales Advisor
862.242.2615
Megan.Kelly@Cigna.com
CGI

Kevin Szott
Regional Market Manager
201.725.6840
Kevin.Szott@Cigna.com

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

140 E. 45th Street
38th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Medical

Nathan Drapkin
Sales Manager
646.658.7126
Nathan.Drapkin@Cigna.com

Dental
CGI

Jim Viola
VP of Sales – National
646.808.5865
James.Viola@Cigna.com

Chris Tillotson
VP of Sales – National
312.933.5919
Christopher.Tillotson@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

Jeff Walsh
646.658.7062
Jeffrey.Walsh@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

Tom Craparo
Sales Representative
954.514.6879
Thomas.Craparo@Cigna.com

*In most states, Cigna offers group insurance coverage to employers with 51 or more full-time employees, as well as administrative services for self-funded plan with as few as 25 full-time employees. For more information about your state, contact your Cigna sales representative.

** Medium Business employers have 501 - 4,999 employees or may have more than 5,000 employees and are located in a single state.