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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.

Interested in joining NYSHIP?

NYSHIP logo now offers you two options to address the health care needs of your work force:

Choose The Empire Plan     or     Choose Excelsior Plan

To learn more about each option, simply click on the appropriate logo.

July 1, 2023 Empire Plan and Excelsior Plan Benefits and Cost Comparison Chart