2016 Option Transfer

2016 Option Transfer Period

The 2016 NYSHIP Option Transfer Period runs from November 18, 2015 through December 18, 2015. During this period, employees enrolled in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) may change their plan option for the 2016 plan year. Please see the links below for NYSHIP information, plan options, and employee share premium rates for 2016:

Option Transfer changes can be submitted either online, or via a completed PS-404 form submitted to your campus HR office.

Opt-out Program (UUP, CSEA, APSU, M/C & PEF) allows eligible employees who have other employer-sponsored group health insurance, to opt out of their NYSHIP coverage in exchange for an annual incentive payment of $1,000 for waiving individual coverage, or $3,000 for waiving family coverage. For eligibility and additional program information, please see page 15 in the 2016 NYSHIP Choices booklet. To enroll, complete and submit the following forms to your campus HR/Benefits office by December 18, 2015:


For further information and/or assistance, please contact the Benefits Office at your State-Operated or Community College campus.