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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: Student Employee Health Plan (SEHP) Health Benefits Administrators
FROM: Employee Benefits Division
SUBJECT: 2020 SEHP Rate Letter
DATE: December 9, 2019

The SEHP rate notice for 2020 will be mailed first class to enrollees’ homes on December 10. Rate information is also posted on NYSHIP Online.

A copy of the notice is attached for your information and use. Please print copies as needed, as we will not be sending a supply for your use. This letter is also included in the SEHP Quick Order Package, which is available to order on HBA Online.

If you have any questions regarding this mailing, please contact EBD Communications at 518-457-7577. If you have any questions about SEHP benefits, please call the HBA Help Line at 518-474-2780.


2020 SEHP Rate Letter