Dental and Vision Insurance
Dental and Vision Care Insurance coverage varies by employee type. For more information select your employee type below:
Individual or family coverage is provided at no cost to eligible employees through the CSEA Employee Benefit Fund. The vision plan provides one examination and pair of eyeglasses for each enrollee every twenty-four months, or every 12 months for children under age 19. Dental coverage is paid on a fee schedule basis. Participating dentists accept the fee schedule as payment in full for covered services. To enroll, you must submit an Employee Benefit Fund enrollment card to CSEA. For more information, visit www.cseaebf.com or call CSEA at (518) 782-1500 or 1-(800)-323-2732.
Individual or family coverage is provided at no cost to eligible employees through the UUP Benefit Trust Fund. Union membership is not required. There is an option of two dental plans available through Delta Dental: a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or Premier Plan. Davis Vision provides one free examination and one free pair of glasses every 12 months. To enroll, you must submit a Benefit Trust Fund enrollment card to UUP. For more information, visit http://www.uupinfo.org.
M/C, PEF, NYSCOPBA and PBANYS Employees
Individual or family coverage is provided at no cost to eligible employees. Vision Coverage is provided through Davis Vision, and covers one examination and pair of eye glasses for eligible employees and dependents every 24 months, or every 12 months for children under age 19. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Davis Vision Customer Call Center at 1-(888) 588-4823, emailing NYSmemberhelp@Davisvision.com, or visiting the Civil Service website at http://www.cs.ny.gov/ebd and clicking on the vision benefits link. Dental Coverage is provided through the GHI/Emblem Preferred Dental Plan which offers coverage on a fee schedule basis. Visit the above Civil Service website at the link above and click on the dental benefits link or go to www.emblemhealth.com/NYSHIP for more details.
Spring 2016 - Information on 3 month extension of coverage for dependent children losing eligibility following the successful completion of a semester as a full-time student
Graduate and Teaching Assistants
Graduate and Teaching Assistants are eligible for dental and vision care through the Student Employee Health Plan (SEHP) as employees represented by the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU).