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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.

New York State of Opportunity

Acting Commissioner


TO: New York State Health Benefits Administrators
FROM: Employee Benefits Division
SUBJECT: April 2018 HMO Report for NY/PE Retirees
DATE: April 26, 2018

We are pleased to announce the publication of the April 2018 HMO Report for NY/PE Retirees. This Report explains NYSHIP changes and other important reminders for enrollees, including information on substance use treatment coverage, mammogram coverage and Medicare.


This publication will begin to mail to enrollees’ homes in late April. The mail file was pulled from NYBEAS on April 21, 2018. We will send you two copies of the publication.

Publications Available on NYSHIP Online:

You can also access the Report online under Using Your Benefits from the NYSHIP Online home page.

Ordering Publications

You may order additional copies of the Report (AL1628) on HBA Online under Publications & Forms. Please do not order copies until you have received your shipment.

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.