Revised Empire Plan Certificate Books Now Available. Get your updated FREE copy today!
The NYS Department of Civil Service recently mailed the January 1, 2018 Empire Plan Certificate book to the homes of all active PEF-represented state employees enrolled in the Empire Plan. The updated Certificate book, which describes the coverage provided by the Empire Plan, is also posted on the Civil Service Employee Benefits Division website, NYSHIP Online. Go to www.cs.ny.gov/employee-benefits, select your group (PEF) and plan, if prompted, and then select Health Benefits & Option Transfer.
The 2018 Certificate book replaces your 2014 Empire Plan Certificate book and all Empire Plan Reports/Certificate Amendments updating the 2014 book. The 2018 Certificate includes all of the changes to the Empire Plan since publication of the 2014 Empire Plan Certificate book and January 1, 2018. When PEF ratifies a successor contract, Civil Service will update the Certificate book to include any negotiated benefit changes.
You should save this book and all subsequent Empire Plan Reports/Certificate Amendments you receive in the mail. New Certificate books are not issued every year. It is important that you read and keep this book and any future Empire Plan Reports/Certificate Amendments that update this book and inform you of important changes to your Empire Plan coverage.