Time to change health insurance

Published December 13, 2012

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.

Information on the Option Transfer and the Opt-Out Program, 2013 health insurance rates by bargaining unit and forms are on the HR website  under “Quick Start” or by clicking here .

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.