2017 Option Transfer

2017 Option Transfer

The 2017 NYSHIP Option Transfer Period runs from Monday, November 14, 2016 through December 16, 2016. During this period, employees enrolled in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) may change their plan option for the 2017 plan year. Please see the links below for NYSHIP information, plan options, and employee share premium rates for 2017:

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

The Opt-out Program 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 2017 NYSHIP Choices booklet. To enroll, complete and submit the following forms to your campus HR/Benefits office by Friday, December 16, 2016:


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