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.
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.