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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 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 Session for Participating Employers
To: Participating Employer Health Benefits Administrators
From: James DeWan, Director of the Employee Benefits Division
Date: October 29, 2018
Subject: NYSHIP Sick Leave Preservation Adjustment
To: Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: October 1, 2018
Subject: Empire Plan Quarterly Experience Report
To: Participating Employer Chief Executive Officers and Health Benefit Administrators
From: James DeWan, Director of the Employee Benefits Division
Date: October 1, 2018
Subject: Communications Plan: Option Transfer Period for 2019
To: Health Benefits Administrators of Participating Employers
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: September 28, 2018
Subject: Empire Plan Reporting On Series
To: Health Benefits Administrators of NYS Agencies and Participating Employers
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: August 7, 2018
Subject: Management Confidential (M/C) Group Life Insurance Plan Annual Update
To: Agency Health Benefits Administrators
From: Employee Benefits Division
Date: July 13, 2018
Subject: Empire Plan Quarterly Experience Report
To: Participating Employer 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
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