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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 Agency Health Benefits Administrators
FROM: Employee Benefits Division
SUBJECT: 2020 Option Transfer Period Webinar
DATE: November 6, 2019

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2020 Option Transfer Period Webinar

The New York State Department of Civil Service Employee Benefits Division will be holding the 2020 Option Transfer Period Webinar, which will be available to all New York State agency HBAs. The training will cover topics which include an overview of the Option Transfer Period, the Opt-out Program, the Pre-Tax Contribution Program (PTCP), PTCP Qualifying Events, the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP), and the Young Adult Option (YAO) Open Enrollment Period. Attendees will be informed of new policies, as well as eligibility and enrollment rules for each program. 

The live webinar will be conducted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM with a live Q&A session to follow. With the Option Transfer Period right around the corner, this training is a great opportunity for you to learn or review information about Option Transfer Period and ask any questions you may have. If you would like to join the training, you can register by clicking the following link:

We look forward to your participation!