MetroPlusHealth Individual Plan Commissions Program

Good news! MetroPlusHealth offers commissions on Essential Plan sales. In order to be paid commission, you must be appointed with MetroPlusHealth and certified to sell individual plans by NY State of Health.

Come build your business with the organization that has been providing quality health insurance for New Yorkers since 1985!

The following paperwork is required for appointment and should be forwarded to us for processing:

  • Selling Agent Application
  • Selling Agent Agreement
  • W9
  • MetroPlusHealth Individual Plan Commissions Program
  • Enrollment Commission: $20 PMPM (Per Member per Month)
  • One-time $75 Referral Commission for each referral with continuous coverage for 90 days.
    • Member(s) must stay in the plan for 90 days to earn Enrollment Commission.
  • The Broker/Independent Broker is entitled to a Quarterly Kick Bonus of $3000 if cumulative enrollment for a quarter totals 400 and over.
Number of Monthly Essential Plan EnrollmentsOne-Time Bonus Payout Amount
10-19$200
20-30$300
31-40$600
41-50$800
51-60$1200
61-70$1400
71-90$1600
91-100$1800
100+$2000

ESSENTIAL PLAN EXPANSION FAQ’s

What is the Essential Plan?

The Essential Plan is a plan offered by MetroPlusHealth through the New York State of Health that provides health insurance coverage with $0 premiums, copays, and deductibles for qualified New Yorkers.

Who qualifies for the Essential Plan?

New York State residents who are lawfully present in the U.S., 19–64 years old, not eligible for Medicaid or Child Health Plus, and not eligible for employer or other coverage, may qualify for the Essential Plan if they meet the income requirements.

  • Starting April 1, 2024, the Essential Plan income requirement will expand to cover higher income New Yorkers. More people currently uninsured or insured through Qualified Health Plans will now qualify for
    the Essential Plan.
Persons in family/household200% FPL250% FPL (Expanded EP)
1$29,160$37,650
2$39,440$51,100
3$49,720$64,550
4$60,000$78,000

What does the Essential Plan cover?

The Essential Plan offers all of the benefits your clients need:

  • Preventative care
  • Emergency care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Mental health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • And more

And MetroPlusHealth members get access to more benefits such as member rewards, $0 24/7 telehealth access through MetroPlusHealth Virtual Visit, reimbursements for gym memberships, and more.

How do I get appointed to sell the Essential Plan with MetroPlusHealth?

The following paperwork is required for appointment and should be forwarded to us for processing:

  • NYS Accident & Health License
  • Selling Agent Application
  • Selling Agent Agreement
  • W9

Is NYSOH certification required in order for Brokers to enroll consumers in the Essential Plan?

In order to enroll consumers in the Essential Plan, Brokers are required to obtain NYSOH certification to be a Certified Application Counselor (CAC). Please note, CAC certification is required for enrollments, but not for referrals.

What is the compensation structure for the Essential Plan?

  • Enrollment Commission: $20 PMPM (Per Member per Month).
  • One-time $75 Referral Commission for each referral that results into a First Time New Member to MetroPlusHealth, with continuous coverage for 90 days.
  • The FMO/GA is entitled to $3 PMPM per EP Net New Member generated by the FMO’s/ GA’s Broker appointed by MetroPlusHealth. Credits are applied to members who remain with MetroPlusHealth for 90 days from Effective Date.
  • The Broker/Independent Broker is entitled to a Quarterly Kick Bonus of $3000 if cumulative enrollment for a quarter totals 400 and over.
  • Enrollment Commissions and Bonuses are paid after member remains in the plan for 90 days.
  • Commission and One-Time Retention Bonus are paid monthly while the Quarterly Kick Bonus is paid quarterly.
  • Member(s) must stay in the plan for 90 days.
  • If a member disenrolls after 90 days, the Broker/Independent Broker cannot earn a Commission again until 12 months after the date of disenrollment.
  • Any enrolled applicant that becomes a member and is disenrolled within 90 days will result in a charge back regardless of disenrollment reason.

How do I learn more about selling the Essential Plan from MetroPlusHealth?

For more information about our appointment process, licensing status, or commission schedule, please contact us at:

Call Us:
Monday – Friday, 9am–5pm

833.917.3525

Email Us:
[email protected]

Fax Us:
Broker Faxline: 212.908.4122

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Plan Materials

Our Certificate of Coverage explains the details of your Essential Plan coverage, including your benefits, the rules of the plan, and information about how to receive care. Here’s where to see the different certificates of all the different plans.

EP 1 and 2 members, please note, certificates are being updated to reflect the new $0 monthly premium and dental and vision benefits included at $0 cost. Revised certificates are coming soon.

If you would like a hard copy of this Certificate of Coverage, you can submit a request online here. Please be sure to tell us which plan Certificate of Coverage – for example, Essential Plan 2 Standard – you need.

last updated: April 3, 2024

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