NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) -  HealthPass New York, one of the nation's longest standing private health insurance exchanges, announced today it has expanded its offering of dental and vision insurance benefits through a partnership with Solstice Health Insurance Company. The addition of Solstice Health Insurance Company gives HealthPass New York members and their families vast access to high-quality, affordable dental and vision plans.

HealthPass will offer two Solstice dental plan options -- a Dental Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and an open-access Dental Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO), along with a Vision Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) to all eligible employers who employ between 1 and 100 employees. Solstice's provider network is the largest in the state of New York (as ranked by Netminder). Employers can begin enrolling in Solstice plans immediately for coverage that becomes effective January 1, 2016. Employers located in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Dutchess or Ulster counties are eligible to enroll. 

Both dental plans provide a variety of coverage options including 100 percent coverage for preventive care when services are provided by dentists who participate in the network. Coverage is also provided for restorative dentistry with varying levels of copays, premiums and deductibles. The vision plan provides coverage for exams, lenses, frames and contact lenses through Davis Vision.

"We are very pleased to offer Solstice dental and vision insurance plans as the latest offering through our private exchange to our members," said Vincent C. Ashton, President and CEO of HealthPass New York. "Our arrangement with Solstice demonstrates the commitment both organizations have to providing high-quality, cost-effective options."

"With a unified goal of providing quality, affordable benefits, Solstice and HealthPass are a natural partnership. We are looking forward to providing our innovative dental and vision plans to the clients of HealthPass and expanding our mission of improving the lives of those we serve," said Dr. Leonard Weiss, CEO, Solstice Health Insurance Company.

For more information about the Solstice Health Insurance Company dental and vision options offered through HealthPass New York, visit

About HealthPass New York
HealthPass is a private insurance exchange offering members and businesses in the New York Metropolitan area flexible cost effective solutions for their healthcare needs. Since 1999, the HealthPass small business choice model has empowered employees to individually select their plans based upon their unique needs and budgets. A well-rounded menu of options is offered through industry leading carriers, with choices including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverage. Brokers, employers and employees benefit from the state of the art technology and extensive support provided by the HealthPass team including a streamlined administrative process, member-claims advocacy, COBRA Administration and the most knowledgeable client services team in the industry. For more information, please visit

About Solstice Health Insurance Company
Solstice Health Insurance Company is a privately held New York corporation affiliated with Solstice Benefits, Inc. ("Solstice"), which is based in Plantation, Florida. Solstice administers and markets dental, vision, pharmaceutical, life and short- and long-term disability benefits plans. Solstice, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries also offer Third Party Administration (TPA) services in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia markets -- and are in the process of expanding nationwide. For information on Solstice, contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit

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