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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: December 11, 2018
Subject: 2019 New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Rates
To: Participating Agency Chief Executive Officers and Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: November 27, 2018
Subject: January 2019 At A Glance
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Agencies (PAs) and Participating Employers (PEs)
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: November 27, 2018
Subject: 2019 Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)
To: Participating Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: November 21, 2018
Subject: New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Benefit Changes for Participating Agencies and Participating Employers effective January 1, 2019
To: Participating Agency and Participating Employer Health Benefits Administrators
From: James DeWan, Director of the Employee Benefits Division (EBD)
Date: October 29, 2018
Subject: 2018 NYSHIP Webinar Sessions for Participating Agencies
To: Participating Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: James DeWan, Director of the Employee Benefits Division
Date: September 28, 2018
Subject: Empire Plan Reporting On Series
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Agencies
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: September 21, 2018
Subject: 2018 Mandated Notices: Creditable Coverage and CHIP
To: All Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: September 17, 2018
Subject: Empire Plan Quarterly Experience Report
To: Participating Agency Chief Executive Officers and Health Benefit Administrators
From: James DeWan, Director of the Employee Benefits Division
Date: June 29, 2018
Subject: Adding Dependents to an Existing Family Coverage
To: All Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: June 29, 2018
Subject: 2018 Empire Plan Participating Provider Directory (PPD) Postcards and Directories
To: All Health Benefits Administrators (HBAs)
From: Employee Benefits Division
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