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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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TO: Student Employee Health Plan (SEHP) Health Benefits Administrators
FROM: Employee Benefits Division
SUBJECT: July 2016 SEHP Benefit card distribution
DATE: July 22, 2016

The 2016-2017 SEHP benefit cards began mailing to all enrollees and dependents on Monday, July 18, 2016.

This is the annual distribution to all SEHP enrollees and their dependents. The only change for this reissue is the expiration date of August 31, 2017.

The existing card has the current copayments. Please remind enrollees to destroy the existing card when changing to the newly issued one.

The card file was pulled from NYBEAS on July 13, 2016. Any employee added to NYBEAS after that date will receive a card in our normal weekly card mailing for new SEHP enrollees.

If you have any questions about the SEHP card distribution, please contact EBD Communications at 518-457-7577.

If you have any questions about SEHP benefits, please call the HBA helpline at 518-474-2780.