Health Benefits

New and Noteworthy

NYC Health Plan Transfer Period

The NYC Health Benefit Program has announced that the NYC Health Plan transfer periods for this year are as follows:

  • In-service – the month of October
  • Retirees – the month of November

The new plan takes effect Jan. 1.

Health advisory committee presents diabetes workshop

The UFT Welfare Fund Health Advisory Committee's Medical Learning Series presents Diabetes and You: What You Need to Know. Medical professionals from the American Diabetes Association and New York Presbyterian Hospital will co-present a lecture on the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

The workshop will take place at UFT headquarters (52 Broadway, 19th floor, rooms B and C) on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Reservations will be accepted through Tuesday, September 30. We expect a large group to attend, so please RSVP by calling Kisha Johnson at 212-539-0667. 

New Optional Rider Rates Effective July 1, 2014

The optional rider rates for the health plans have been finalized and will be effective
July 1, 2014.  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 Old Rate July 1, 2014
Individual (In-service) $6.50 $6.88
Family (In-service) $16.47 $17.43
Individual (Retiree) $116.50 $126.88
Family (Retiree) $216.47 $232.43
Medicare $130.21 $107.17
HIP Prime HMO    
Individual (Retiree) $140.86 $142.58
Family (Retiree) $345.09 $349.31
HIP VIP Medicare    
Individual Only $96.17 $103.59

See the chart below for all other plans

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