Enrolling in Retiree Health Insurance

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Prior to retirement complete your retiree health insurance applications.

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Complete applications:

• Retiree health insurance application

• Sick leave credit election

Verify Eligibility

Complete Forms

Deferring Retiree Health Insurance

When you retire, you may defer the start of your retiree health insurance and the use of your sick leave credit only if you have other health coverage. You may verify you are eligible to defer with Human Resources.

In addition to the Health Insurance forms, complete a request to defer your health insurance coverage and preserve your sick leave credits.

You may re-enroll in NYSHIP coverage any time following deferral. You must contact the Employee Benefits Division at 800-833-4344.

If you die while coverage is deferred and you had family coverage in effect at retirement, your eligible dependents may be eligible to continue coverage as dependent survivors.

Contact an Expert

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    UB HR Benefits

    State Benefit Services

    Phone: 716-645-7777

    Email: ub-hr-benefits@buffalo.edu