Coverage becomes effective according to the following:
1) For Provisional employees, Temporary employees, and those Non-Competitive employees for whom there is no experience or education requirement for employment, coverage begins on the ninety-first day of continuous employment, provided that your Health Benefits Application has been submitted within that period.
2) For employees appointed from Civil Service lists, Exempt employees, and those Non-Competitive employees for whom there is an experience or education requirement, coverage begins on your appointment date, provided your Health Benefits Application has been received by your agency personnel or payroll office within 30 days of that date.
Coverage for eligible dependents listed on your Health Benefits Application will begin on the day that you become covered. Dependents acquired after you submit your Application will be covered from the date of marriage, domestic partnership, birth or adoption; provided that you submit the required notification and documentation within 30 days of the event (see Changes in Family Status).
For enrollment information and instructions, 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.