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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: February 7, 2020
Subject: October 22 & 25, 2019 Participating Agency Webinar Q&A Now Available
To: Health Benefits Administrators of NYSHIP Participating Agencies
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 with the Excelsior Plan
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: December 4, 2019
Subject: 2020 New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Rates
To: Participating Agency Chief Executive Officers and Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: November 12, 2019
Subject: October 2019 Empire Plan Special Report for PA Excelsior
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Agencies with the Excelsior 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 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
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