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Flexible Spending Accounts Program
MSC Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program

Plan Details
This program allows City of New York employees who are covered under their spouses'/domestic partners'/parents' employer-provided non-City of New York group health plan, or a group health plan available through other employment, to waive their City of New York health benefits and receive an annual incentive payment.
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Eligibility and Enrollment
See what qualifies you to opt out of City health benefits and learn how to enroll in the program.
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Mid-Year Changes
Certain Qualifying Events allow you to make changes to your Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program status mid-year.
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Reinstatement of Benefits
If you are currently enrolled in the Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program but want to be covered by the City Health Benefits Program, find out what steps to take.
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Employees Currently on Waiver
If you are currently waiving your City health benefits but have not yet enrolled in the Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program, find out how to proceed.
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Agency Transfer and Leave of Absence
If you switch agencies or take a paid or unpaid leave of absence, find out how to continue or cancel the Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program.
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Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
EAPs are staffed by professional counselors who can help employees and their eligible dependents handle problems in areas such as stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental health, and family difficulties.

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Quick Links

 PICA Program
 NYC Employee Blood Program
 Collective Bargaining Agreements
 OPA Web site