The Empire Plan is a unique health insurance plan designed especially for public employees in New York State. Empire Plan benefits include inpatient and outpatient hospital coverage, medical/surgical coverage, Centers of Excellence for transplants, infertility and cancer, home care services, equipment and supplies, mental health and substance abuse coverage and prescription drug coverage.
Compute monthly premiums and annual cost for your agency. The Empire Plan's managed care features and copayments help keep costs down. View recent Empire Plan Quarterly Experience Reports.
Empire Plan Quarterly Experience Reports are mailed to Participating Agency employers. The reports provide comprehensive projections of Empire Plan experience for the remainder of the current year based on claims paid through the previous quarter and the projected premium rates for the following year. The reports explain the basis for the projections.
The Empire Plan has an extensive network of providers, as well as access to non-participating providers worldwide.
At home, at work, on vacation, in college or in retirement, The Empire Plan is with enrollees throughout life.
The Empire Plan offers employers and enrollees superior customer service.
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If you are a public employer, the NYSHIP Empire Plan is designed especially for you. The Empire Plan has a proven record of serving local governments and public employers throughout New York State.

In 2014, The Empire Plan is providing cost-effective, comprehensive health insurance coverage to the employees and families of approximately 800 public employers in New York State. Eligible public employers include: local/county governments and agencies, school and school districts, libraries, utilities, fire districts, parks and more.

NYSHIP’s size, comprehensive coverage, dependability and over 55 years of experience make it easy to understand why New York State public employers and their employees benefit from choosing The Empire Plan.

A Plan as Great as the Empire State

Overview: The Empire Plan for Participating Agencies | PDF Version

Read: The Empire Plan At A Glance

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