Health Benefits Enrollment-Transfer Period Information

Updated: November 16, 2016
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Fall 2016 Health Benefits Open Enrollment/Transfer Period Information for Current CUNY Employees

The Fall 2016 Health Benefits Program Transfer Period begins October 11, 2016 and ends November 11, 2016. Health plan changes requested during the transfer period will be effective the first day of your first full payroll period in January 2017. The Annual Transfer Period is your only opportunity to make changes. Click here for the 2016 Transfer Period Employee Notice. The Enrollment/Transfer Period for Young Adult Coverage to Age 26 is October 11 – November 11 (changes become effective January 2, 2017). The Enrollment/Transfer Period for the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Dental Plan is October 11 – November 11 (changes become effective January 1, 2017). Click here for CUNY’s listing of Open Enrollment/Transfer Period dates.

Fall 2016 health Benefits Transfer Period Information for CUNY Retirees

The Fall 2016 Health Benefits Transfer Period for retirees begins November 1 and ends November 30, 2016. During this period, all retirees may transfer from their current health plan to any other plan for which they are eligible, or they may add Optional Rider coverage to their present plan (the Optional Rider can be dropped at any time). Changes requested during the Transfer Period are effective January 1, 2017. Exception: When transferring into a Medicare HMO plan other than during a Transfer Period, transfers will become effective on the first day of the month following the processing of the special health plan application provided by the health plan. For more information, call the Retirees Inquiries line at the NYC Office of Labor Relations between 9 AM – 3 PM Monday – Friday: (212) 513-0470.