New York State Health Benefits

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You should contact your agency health benefits administrator (usually in your Personnel Office) for information on your New York State Health Benefits. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, contact PEF Joint Committee on Health Benefits, c/o the Health Benefits Specialist at (800) 342-4306, ext: 283.

The Empire Plan Hospital Benefits Program
(Empire BlueCross BlueShield)

(877) 7-NYSHIP • (877) 769-7447

The Empire Plan Medical/Surgical Benefits Program
(UnitedHealthcare)

(877) 7-NYSHIP • (877) 769-7447

The Empire Plan Prescription Drug Program

(877) 7-NYSHIP • (877) 769-7447

The Empire Plan NurseLine
(For health information and support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week)

(877) 7-NYSHIP • (877) 769-7447

The Empire Plan Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program
(Beacon Health Options)

(877) 7-NYSHIP • (877) 769-7447

NYS Dental Plan (EmblemHealth)

(800) 947-0101

NYS Flex Care Spending Account (FBMC)

(800) 358-7202

NYS Vision Care Plan (David Vision)

(888) 588-4823

Download a PDF of our Phone Directory for PEF Members.

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