65th Birthday Letter for Active Employees and their Dependents: As of August 2016 NYS Department of Civil Service administrators of NYSHIP will be mailing out 65th Birthday Letter to active employees, and dependents of active employees. The 65th birthday mailing provides general guidance regarding Medicare and NYSHIP rules while working, and reminds enrollees of their responsibility to enroll in Medicare when they are planning to retire. The mailing includes a personalized letter (see sample attached), and the Medicare & NYSHIP booklet with DVD, which provides more detailed information.
HEALTHPLEX DENTAL COVERAGE
Effective January 1, 2018, Active Nassau County members will be able to purchase a voluntary “Buy-Up Option”dental plan. This plan is only available to enrollees in the Reimbursement/PPO Plan. In addition to the PPO enhancements the Buy-Up Option dental plan will include additional coverage for orthodontia, implants and cosmetic procedures. Details on the plan are available at the Healthplex “BUY-UP Option” link below. The cost of the plan is $37.25 monthly. You may only enroll in this plan during open enrollment or when hired. This year’s open enrollment period is from December 1, 2017 through December 22, 2017.
PATIENT PROTECTION and AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (PPACA)
If you experience loss of coverage due to separation from County employment, loss of eligibility or are a surviving dependent of a deceased County employee and is entitled to continue benefits through COBRA. You may qualify for a special enrollment opportunity for another group health plan through the Marketplace if you request enrollment within 30 days.For more information please see the PPACA Notice below. For tax credit eligibility and/or premium estimates, visit the Official Health Plan Market Place at www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov.