New York State Health Insurance Program

The New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) was established in 1957 for State employees. The next year, NYSHIP opened to local governments and school districts. Now, more than 50 years later, NYSHIP is one of the largest public employer health insurance programs in the nation, protecting over 1.2 million State and local government employees, retirees, and their families.


If you are a New York State public employer, learn why more than 800 local government entities have already chosen to join NYSHIP.

For Participating Agencies/Employers

The PA/PE Resource Center provides current topics of interest to NYSHIP participating agencies and employers.

For Employees/Retirees

NYSHIP Online for employees or retirees offers complete access to information about health benefits and other resources.

For Health Benefit Administrators

HBA Online is an administrative resource for agency Health Benefit Administrators (HBAs). Your user ID and password is required. Log-in assistance is available.