Special Option Transfer Period for M/C & NYSCOPBA

2019 Special Option Transfer Period for M/C & NYSCOPBA 5/1/19-5/31/19

The terms of a collective bargaining agreement between the State of New York and NYSCOPBA will be administratively extended to Management/Confidential and Legislature employees. This will result in NYSHIP rate and premium changes, including increases in premium rates for many HMOs for these groups. Please see rate publications below:

These changes will result in a Special Option Transfer Period for the affected groups, from May 1st through May 31st. During this Special Option Transfer Period, those in the affected groups may change their health insurance enrollment option to/from the Empire Plan or a NYSHIP HMO. 

Changes within this Special Option Transfer Period must be made by filing a completed NYS Health Insurance Transaction Form (PS404) to the appropriate campus health benefits administrator no later than May 31, 2019.

Please note that this information has been prepared as a general summary of the benefits available to SUNY employees. It cannot provide you with the complete details on all benefits related matters. You should carefully review and research the options available to you before making any enrollment decisions. Only authorized representatives from each plan administrator or benefit plan provider are adequately knowledgeable and experienced to fully address your questions or to assist you with many of the technical aspects of their respective programs. The information contained in all SUNY publications and web sites is intended only as a basic summary overview and to provide you with basic points for your consideration. You are invited to contact representatives from the benefit plan in which you are interested for additional information or with specific questions about their respective benefits or coverage.