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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: October 2, 2019
Subject: 2019 NYSHIP Webinar Sessions for Participating Agencies
To: Participating Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: James Dewan, Director of the Employee Benefits Division (EBD)
Date: September 20, 2019
Subject: Empire Plan Second Quarter Experience Report 2019
To: Participating Agency Chief Executive Officers and Health Benefit Administrators
From: James DeWan, Director of the Employee Benefits Division
Date: September 4, 2019
Subject: 2019 Mandated Notices: Creditable Coverage and CHIP
To: All Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: July 11, 2019
Subject: 2019 Empire Plan Participating Provider Directory (PPD) Postcards and Directories
To: All Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: July 8, 2019
Subject: NYSHIP General Information Book for Participating Agencies
To: Health Benefits Administrators at Participating Agencies with The Empire Plan and/or the Excelsior Plan
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: June 27, 2019
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: May 30, 2019
Subject: Medicare & NYSHIP for PA Retirees, May 2019
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Agencies
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: March 21, 2019
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: March 11, 2019
Subject: On the Road with The Empire Plan 2019
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Agencies
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: February 21, 2019
Subject: The Empire Plan Special Report on Health Insurance Fraud, February 2019
To: Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
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