Health Benefits

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Cyber attack on Anthem (Blue Cross)

We are awaiting information to hear if NYC employees are affected.  We will update this information as soon as it is released to us.

Cyber attackers executed a very sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to Anthem's parent company's IT system and have obtained personal information relating to consumers and Empire BlueCross BlueShield employees who are currently covered or who have received coverage in the past. The information accessed includes names, birthdays, Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data. No credit card information was compromised, nor is there evidence at this time that medical information such as claims, test results, or diagnostic codes were targeted or obtained.

See the article for more information »

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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