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Supplemental Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Until further notice the SHIP office will answer calls from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Supplemental Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a unique package of benefits developed by the Retired Teachers Chapter of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT-RTC) exclusively for its members. It provides a supplement to coverage available through city's regular health insurance providers and is activated only after those providers have paid their benefits.
SHIP is a low-cost program to coordinate with most health plans available to retirees of New York City systems. For a modest yearly fee, SHIP will supplement certain payments provided by your New York City health coverage up to a maximum lifetime benefit of $100,000/$10,000 for pre-existing conditions.
SHIP does not require a medical examination for enrollment, but does restrict coverages for pre-existing conditions.
SHIP booklet (revised for website only June 2012)
SHIP claim form: You may use old SHIP forms if you have them. Please read the updated instruction page before filling in claim form.