The Fall 2023 Annual Health Benefits Program Transfer Period begins November 1, 2023 and ends November 30, 2023. Health plan changes requested during the Transfer Period will be effective January 1, 2024 and the new payroll deduction, if applicable, will begin with your first full paycheck in January 2024.
If you do not wish to make any changes to your current health plan, you do not need to do anything during the Transfer Period.
During the Annual Transfer Period, you may:
Employees with access to Employee Self-Service (ESS) may make changes to their health benefits online.
Employees who do not have access to ESS can make changes to their health benefits by completing the Health Benefits Program Application. Completed applications should be submitted to your agency HR/Personnel Office for processing.
If you are making changes to your health benefits plan/option, please review the following Health Benefits Program materials:
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Contact your agency health benefits or payroll office or NYCAPS Central at (212) 487-0500. Department of Education employees should contact HR Connect at (718) 935-4000:
Employees with access to Employee Self Service (ESS) through CityShare can check their coverage status and make changes.
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(Refer to your health plan identification card or plan booklet for telephone numbers.)
When writing to a health plan, include your name and address, certificate number, date(s) of service, and claim number(s), if applicable. Some plans also allow inquiries through their web sites.
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Inquiries and questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org