NYC Health Benefits Program

Disability Benefits

Those who have been declared totally disabled, as determined by their health plan, because of an injury or illness on the date of termination, remain covered for that disability up to a maximum of 18 additional months for the GHI-CBP/EBCBS plan, and up to 12 months for all other plans, except GHI Type C/EBCBS, which provides only 31 days of additional coverage. This extension of benefits applies only to the disabled person and only covers the disabling condition. Under the GHI/Blue Cross plans, if a subscriber is hospitalized at the time of termination, hospital coverage is extended only to the end of the hospitalization. Contact the specific health plan for details.