Health Benefits

Emblem privacy breach

Affecting Medicare Part D members only!

We have been notified of a privacy breach at EmblemHealth in October.

  • EmblemHealth is still investigating the details of the privacy breach and official notification will occur once the investigation has been completed.
  • EmblemHealth will be notifying approximately 81,000 members of the privacy breach.
  • As a precaution, EmblemHealth will be providing the affected members with
    • Credit monitoring service and a dedicated helpline for the next 2 years
    • $1 million dollars of identity theft insurance

New agreement with GHI and HIP
Changes effective July 1, 2016

Read about coming changes to city health care plans »

New Optional Rider Rates Effective July 1, 2016

The optional rider rates for the health plans have been finalized and will be effective
July 1, 2016. Due to the delay in the finalization of the rates which occurred after the
in-service payroll for the summer was completed, the city was not able to apply the new rates in the summer checks. However, they were able to apply the rates to July pension checks. 

We are expecting a “catch-up” applied to the in-service payrolls following the summer as has happened in the past. As soon as we have confirmation as to how this will be applied, we will share that information.

GHI-CBP July 1, 2015 July 1, 2016
Individual (In-service) $6.42 $5.49
Family (In-service) $16.26 $13.91
Individual (Retiree) $126.42 $120.49
Family (Retiree) $231.26 $220.91
Medicare $107.08 $109.05
HIP Prime HMO    
Individual (Retiree) $153.78 $157.60
Family (Retiree) $376.76 $386.12
HIP VIP Medicare    
Individual Only $113.59 $155.47

See the chart for all other plans

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