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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: March 25, 2020
Subject: Telehealth Service
To: Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: March 4, 2020
Subject: New Report Available: GASB 75 Census Data
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 13, 2019
Subject: January 2020 At A Glance
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Agencies (PAs) and Participating Employers (PEs)
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: December 4, 2019
Subject: 2020 New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Rates
To: Participating Employer Chief Executive Officers and Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: November 1, 2019
Subject: October 2019 Empire Plan Reports for NY Retiree, PE and PA
To: Health Benefits Administrators of New York State, Participating Employers and Participating Agencies with The Empire Plan
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: October 22, 2019
Subject: Reporting On Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program
To: Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: October 18, 2019
Subject: 2019 NYSHIP Webinar Sessions for Participating Agencies
To: Participating Employer Health Benefits Administrators
From: James Dewan, Director of the Employee Benefits Division (EBD)
Date: October 9, 2019
Subject: Discontinuation of Empire BlueCross BlueShield HMO Options for 2020 (REVISED)
To: New York State and Participating Employer Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
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