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CCNY Employee Benefits

Welcome to the CCNY Benefits home page!

Here, CCNY Faculty, Staff and PhD Students can find resources for their respective unions, and benefit information. Please frequently visit this page to view updated benefit news, form changes or updates made.


News and Announcements...


July 1, 2019



City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.
After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.  If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.
Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.
An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth.  An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted.  The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Please be advised:
Please view updated Voluntary Savings Information for tax-deferred annuities, and retirement contributions for the upcoming 2019 year. You may download the 2019 Salary Reduction Agreement form and submit to Shepard Hall, 50 to the Benefits Officer, Kim Ferguson for processing. 


OCTOBER 1, 2018

For information of the Dedicated/Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank, please see the 2018 Open Enrollment Page and download the information packet and form. You may also call Lami Hoff at x7671 or email at

Mailing of New Medicare Cards - April 2018

Starting April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new Medicare cards at no cost to all people with Medicare to the address on file at Social Security.

As consumers begin to receive cards, we ask that you remember these 3 important tips:
1. Destroy your old Medicare card right away.
2. Use your new card. Doctors, other health care providers, and plans approved by Medicare know that Medicare is replacing the old cards. They are ready to accept your new card when you need care.
3. Beware of people contacting you about your new Medicare card and asking you for your Medicare Number, personal information, or to pay a fee for your new card. Treat your Medicare Number like you treat your Social Security or credit card numbers. Remember, Medicare will never contact you uninvited to ask for your personal information.
For more information about the new Medicare card, visit You can also visit for tips to prevent Medicare fraud.

January 2018

Please be advised:  Adjuncts who are currently enrolled in the Adjunct Health Insurance Program will recieve a recertification form from CUNY Central Office.  Please fill out the form in its entirety and fax or mail to the address listed on the form.  If you have access to other health benefits or are dually enrolled in alternative coverage, you will be dropped from this plan.  If you have been dropped or have any questions in regards to the recertification form, please email Ms. Kristina Seecharran at

September 18, 2017

The Health Care Flexible Spending Account Enrollment Period September 18 – October 31st! Moreover, the limit for contribution for the Health Care Flexible Spending account is $2,650 and the limit for the Dependent Care Assistance Program is $5,000. Please call Kim Ferguson at x7963 for more information.

JULY 1, 2017

New Benefits Rates

Attention all NYC Benefits participants: Please be advised that the premium and optional rider costs have changed. You may view the new rates for Instructional and non-teaching Instructional Staff , and Adjuncts by visiting the CCNY Benefits home page . Please contact Kim Ferguson at x7963 for more information.

May 2017

Deer Oaks

Effective May 15th, Corporate Counseling Associates (CCA) will refer all new cases to our new Employee Assistance Program provider, Deer Oaks. For more information on the services they provide, please call (888) 993-7650, or visit their website. To log in; please use the company code: CUNY.

Deer Oaks Monthly Newsletters

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MARCH 2017

Attention all WageWorks Transit Benefits Participants:

Effective March 19, 2017an MTA approved fare hike will go into effect. This will will affect the MetroCard 30-day/7-day unlimited, Pay Per Ride, Access-a-Ride, Long Island Railroad and the Metro-North Railroad. The new rate list can be found on the MTA Website. Please be advised; the monthly pre-tax limit is $260.00. Deductions that exceed this amount will be subject to taxes.

Employees who wish to adjust their deductions accordingly, enroll in the program, suspend their payroll deductions, or cancel their participation in the Commuter Benefits Program, can download, fill out and submit a WageWorks form to the HR Office, Shepard Hall, Room 50. Please be advised that changes to your WageWorks deductions may take up to 2 pay periods to take effect.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Ferguson at 212-650-7963, or




Last Updated: 01/26/18