PEF Leaders and Members: PEF has heard from some PEF members last week, that you were erroneously charged a $25.00, instead of $20.00, co-pay by your healthcare provider.
Upon hearing this, we immediately contacted the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) to rectify the situation. As a result of our conversations, a new Empire Plan Copayment Guide notifying providers that copayments have only changed for certain enrollees – NOT PEF members – is being sent out to providers today. If asked to pay a $25.00 co-pay, politely decline and ask your provider to refer to the new Empire Plan Copayment Guide. Should you have additional questions please contact Lorraine Simpkins @ gro.f1568719659ep@sn1568719659ikpmi1568719659SL1568719659
While co-pays did go up for members of some other state unions and retirees, under terms of the current PEF contract, there is NO increase for PEF members.