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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 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
Date: October 1, 2019
Subject: Communications Plan: Option Transfer Period for 2020
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Employers
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: September 19, 2019
Subject: NYSHIP Retiree Health Benefits Eligibility and the Qualification Process
To: Participating Employer (PE) Health Benefits Administrators
From: 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: August 19, 2019
Subject: Management Confidential (M/C) Group Life Insurance Plan Annual Update
To: Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: August 2, 2019
Subject: Management Confidential (M/C) Group Life Insurance Plan Annual Update
To: Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: July 17, 2019
Subject: Benefit Update to NYS Vision Plan Booklet for Participating Employer Enrollees
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Employers that participate in the NYS Vision Plan
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: July 16, 2019
Subject: June 2019 Planning for Retirement Materials
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Employers
From: Employee Benefits Division
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