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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: Health Benefits Administrators of New York State Agencies
FROM: Employee Benefits Division
SUBJECT: Management/Confidential Income Protection Plan
DATE: February 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that an updated and rebranded Management/Confidential Income Protection Plan (M/C IPP) for M/C employees of the State of New York is at the printer and will be available shortly. M/C IPP explains the benefit and includes contact and claims information. The January 2017 version replaces the August 2014 version. Please recycle any old copies you may have on your shelves.

We will send each agency two copies of M/C IPP for reference. The booklet can be sent to an enrollee by placing an order on HBA Online.

Publications Available on Our Web Site:
Please check our web site for new publications. We generally post publications when we sign off for printing. Go to the Department of Civil Service web site at and select Employees, then choose State Government Employees. Under Health Insurance and Other Employee Benefits, click on Income Protection Plan (IPP).

Ordering Publications
You may order additional copies of M/C IPP (NY1136) on HBA Online under Publications & Forms. Please wait until you receive your shipment of the new publication before you place an order.

If you need help accessing HBA Online, contact the ITS Service Desk at 844-891-1786, or via chat at If you are unsure of how to order publications or have questions about this distribution, please call the EBD Communications Unit at 518-457-7577.