Health Insurance

New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP)

NYSHIP Choices, Rates, Deadlines, & Local Plan Rates

Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Health Insurance Enrollment & Comparison Tools

Domestic Partner Information

Student Employee Health Plan for Graduate and Teaching Assistants

Young Adult Option

Health Plans - Contact Information & Find-A-Provider Tools

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

 


new york state Health insurance Program (NYSHIP)

Welcome to the New York State Health Insurance Program.  You can learn about your program by visiting the following:

nyship online logo NYSHIP Online

This link will take you to NYSHIP Online.  Here, you will find information on the New York State Health Insurance Program for active employees. 

NYSHIP online features:

  • General Information Books
  • Self-service features
  • Information on How to Find a Healthcare Provider
  • Publication library specific to your healthcare plan
  • Prescription drug information specific to your healthcare plan

NYSHIP CHOICES, RATES, DEADLINES, & LOCAL PLAN RATES

2016 CHOICES BOOK 

2015 CHOICES BOOK  

moneyNYSHIP RATES & DEADLINES 

2016 RATES & DEADLINES

2015 RATES & DEADLINES  

NYSHIP LOCAL PLAN RATES

2016 LOCAL PLAN RATES

2015 LOCAL PLAN RATES

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Summary of NYSHIP Benefits and Coveragesummary  

The Summary of Benefits and Coverage is a simple and standardized four-page comparison tool that is intended to help consumers better understand and compare available health insurance options. There are four main sections:

  • Important Questions;
  • Common Medical Events;
  • Excluded Services & Other Covered Services;
  • and Coverage Examples.

Some terms in the Summary of Benefits and Coverage appear in bold and are underlined. These terms are defined in the Uniform Glossary, a companion document to the SBC. These definitions are intended to improve consumer understanding of common terms and do not necessarily reflect the plan’s definition of the same term.

While this information may be helpful, employees should refer to other plan material, such as the Choices booklet for more comprehensive coverage and benefit information, prior to making a decision regarding choosing a health plan.

To view your group-specific Summary of Benefits and Coverage  CLICK HERE!

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TOOLS & RESOURCES

  • suny brandHealth Insurance Transation Forms & Required Documentation:  CLICK HERE 
    Use this link for access to all health insurance transaction forms to assist you with enrollment and changes, opt-out, student employee heath plan, domestic partnership, retirement, etc. 
  • NYSHIP General Information Book for Active Employees:  CLICK HERE

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DOMESTIC PARTNER

The following documents pertain to enrolling a Domestic Partner in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) and the Dental and Vision programs administered by New York State.

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student employee health insurance program (SEHP) for graduate and teaching assitants

The Student Employee Health Plan (SEHP) is a health insurance plan for SUNY graduate and teaching assistant employees and their families. The Plan provides medical, dental and vision care benefits. 

 

Student Employee Health Plan General Information Booklet: SEHP Summary of Benefits

Summary and Benefit Coverage:  CLICK HERE

Student Employee Health Plan Rates:  CLICK HERE

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doctorhealth plans, Service Areas & Contact Information

The Empire Plan (001)

Service Area: Available to enrollees and their eligible dependents worldwide.

Contact Information: 1-877-7-NYSHIP (1-877-769-7447)
Website:  https://www.cs.ny.gov/employee-benefits/login/

Medical Program: UnitedHealthcare P.O. Box 1600, Kingston, NY 12402-1600 TTY: 1-888-697-9054

Hospital Program: Empire BlueCross BlueShield NYS Service Center, P.O. Box 1407, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008-1407 TTY: 1-800-241-6894

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program: Beacon Health Options, Inc. P.O. Box 1800, Latham, NY 12110 TTY: 1-855-643-1476

Prescription Drug Program: CVS/caremark, Inc. P.O. Box 6590, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-6590 TTY: 1-800-863-5488

Empire Plan Provider Directory Links: https://www.cs.ny.gov/employee-benefits/nyship/shared/providers/index.cfm

Empire Plan Mental Health - Beacon Health Website & Provider Look-up Tool: https://www.achievesolutions.net/achievesolutions/en/empireplan/Home.do

Empire Plan Primary Care Physician Directoryhttp://www.empireplanproviders.com/provider.htm


Blue Choice (066)

Service Area:  Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties

Contact Information: 165 Court St., Rochester, NY 14647
585-454-4810 or 1-800-462-0108
TTY: 1-877-398-2282
Website:  www.excellusbcbs.com 

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (067)

Service Area: Serving Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties

Contact Information: P.O. Box 80, Buffalo, NY 14240-0800 716-887-8840 or 1-877-576-6440 TTY: 1-888-249-2583
Website: www.bcbswny.com 

Independent Health (059)

Service Area: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties

Contact Information: 511 Farber Lakes Dr., Buffalo, NY 14221 1-800-501-3439 TTY: 716-631-3108 

Website: www.independenthealth.com 

MVP Health Care (Rochester) (058)

Service Area: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties

Contact Information: P.O. Box 2207, 625 State St., Schenectady, NY 12301-2207 1-888-MVP-MBRS (1-888-687-6277) TTY: 1-800-662-1220 

Website: www.mvphealthcare.com

 

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