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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: November 6, 2019
Subject: 2020 Option Transfer Period Webinar
To: New York State Agency 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: November 1, 2019
Subject: October 2019 Empire Plan Report
To: New York State Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: October 24, 2019
Subject: Health Insurance Opt-out Program, 2019 Revision
To: New York State Agency Health Benefits Administrators
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 16, 2019
Subject: PIA Dental and Vision Benefit Enhancements, effective January 1, 2020
To: New York State Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: October 15, 2019
Subject: 2020 Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP)
To: New York State Agency Health Benefit Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
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
Date: October 1, 2019
Subject: Communications Plan: Option Transfer Period for 2020
To: New York State Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: September 25, 2019
Subject: NYSHIP Sick Leave Adjustment for former United University Professions (UUP)
To: Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
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