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...

November 1, 2019

HEALTH PLAN CHANGES

HIP HMO Health Plan HIP HMO Prescription Rider -There are 2 Plans:

• HIP HMO Gold Preferred Plan (Grandfathered), or

• HIP HMO Gold Preferred Plan (Standard)

HIP HMO Gold Preferred Plan (Grandfathered): This is the current prescription drug rider for HIP HMO Gold Preferred plan. Only those employees who were in the HIP HMO Gold Preferred Plan (Grandfathered) prior to November 1, 2019 can continue to be enrolled in this plan. The prescription drug rider is only for those employees belonging to unions/welfare funds that do not offer prescription drug coverage.

HIP HMO Gold Preferred Plan (Standard): This prescription drug rider has a lower premium than the HIP HMO Preferred Plan (Grandfathered) plan, and the cost sharing is similar to the GHI-CBP Optional Rider. Please refer to the SBC for this plan’s prescription drug rider information. All new employees who are hired on or after November 1, 2019 will only be offered this new HIP HMO Gold Preferred Plan (Standard).

Employees who are currently in the Grandfathered plan can select the HIP HMO Gold Preferred Plan (Standard) during the 2019 Annual Transfer Period, effective January 1, 2020.

Any employee who transfers out of the HIP HMO Grandfathered plan and selects another health plan will not be allowed to choose the HIP HMO Grandfathered plan again. However, for as long as the employee remains in the Grandfathered plan, the employee can make changes within the plan such as adding or dropping dependents and/or changing their rider option to either individual or family, if the employee experiences a Qualifying Event (employment and/or family status change).

Employees who were hired on or after July 1, 2019 and are enrolled in the HIP HMO Grandfathered plan will be allowed to transfer to the new HIP HMO Gold Preferred Plan (Standard) during the Transfer Period, effective January 1, 2020. The employee’s original hire date will be used as the start date for the 365 day HIP requirement, and not the Plan transfer date.

Empire HMO Health Plan:

The Empire HMO plan will be closing effective December 31, 2019. The plan will be replaced by the Empire Blue Access Gated EPO plan effective January 1, 2020.

All employees and their dependent(s) enrolled in the Empire HMO plan will be enrolled automatically in the Empire Blue Access Gated EPO plan on January 1, 2020. They have been notified by Empire of this change. If the employee has questions regarding benefits, they should contact Empire at 1-844-235-4453 between 8:30a.m – 5:00p.m. ET.

If the employee doesn’t want to be automatically enrolled in the Empire Blue Access Gated EPO plan, the employee may select another health plan during this transfer period.

Note: Please refer to the revised Health Benefits Program SPD, SBC, and November 2019 Health Plan Rate Charts on our website (available at the end of October 2019).

NYC Health Benefits Program – Summary Plan Description (SPD)

NYC Health Benefits Program – Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

NYC Health Benefits Program – November 2019 and January 2020 Rate Sheet

 

OCTOBER 1, 2019

For information of the Dedicated/Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank, please see the 2019 Open Enrollment Page and download the information packet and form. You may also call Lami Hoff at x7671 or email at lhoff@ccny.cuny.edu .

 

July 1, 2019

 
IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!!
HEALTH PLAN COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES HIRED ON OR AFTER 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.
 

 

Last Updated: 10/21/19