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Time to change health insurance
The Option Transfer Period for state employees, during which workers can change their health insurance carrier, voluntarily cancel coverage or delete dependents, runs through Dec. 31.
The effective date of change will be Jan. 3, 2013.
Forms must be completed and have a signature date no later than Dec. 31, 2012.
Due to the holidays, University Human Resources will accept Option Transfer forms until the close of business on Jan. 3, 2013.
Detailed information on the Empire Plan, BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York and Independent Health can be found on the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) website.
Donate vacation time to Sandy victims
UUP members who earn vacation days now may donate them to state workers who are unable to return to work because of Hurricane Sandy.
Eligible donors must have at least 10 vacation days accrued and may not donate days that otherwise would be forfeited. Sick leave cannot be donated.
Eligible recipients must have exhausted all personal leave or vacation days; they may use donated time to secure a new residence or repair a residence damaged in the story.
Those interested in donating days should contact either the Buffalo Center Chapter, the Health Science Chapter or University Human Resources.