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Q. What are the health insurance options under NYSHIP?


A. Under NYSHIP, State employees and retirees may choose The Empire Plan or a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) that has been approved for participation in NYSHIP in the geographic area where the enrollee lives or works. For more information on the health insurance options available to State employees and retirees under NYSHIP, see the Health Plan Choices section on our web site.


For information about Empire Plan benefits available to other public employers see the Interested in Joining NYSHIP?section on our web site.