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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.

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Date: April 1, 2020
Subject: Special Deductions for Summer Coverage
To: New York State Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: March 25, 2020
Subject: Telehealth Service
To: Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: March 25, 2020
Subject: NYSHIP Sick Leave Adjustment for former United University Professions (Additional action required)
To: Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: January 13, 2020
Subject: NYSHIP Dental and Vision Updates for Dependents
To: New York State Agency Health Benefit Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: December 19, 2019
Subject: Release of Revised Domestic Partner Enrollment Application Form PS-425
To: New York State Agency (NYS), Participating Employer (PE), Participating Agency (PA), and Student Employee Health Plan (SEHP) Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: December 18, 2019
Subject: 2020 Option Transfer Period Webinar Recordings and Q&A Now Available
To: Health Benefits Administrators of NYS Agencies
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: December 13, 2019
Subject: January 2020 At A Glance
To: NYS Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: December 4, 2019
Subject: 2020 New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Rates for New York State Enrollees
To: New York State Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: November 29, 2019
Subject: 2020 Annual Option Transfer and Pre-Tax Contribution Program Election Period
To: New York State Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: November 21, 2019
Subject: Pre-Tax Contribution Program (PTCP) Election Period Changes Beginning with Tax Year 2020
To: New York State Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
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