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Adjunct Health Insurance Deadline: Sign Up by September 19

The old adjunct health insurance program, which was offered through the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund, will end on September 30. To be covered under the new City plan, which takes effect October 1, you must submit completed enrollment forms to CUNY by September 19. If you do not submit enrollment forms, you may not have continuous coverage.

The forms to enroll in the new plan are included in CUNY’s Adjunct Health Insurance Enrollment Packet, available from your campus human resources office or online.

Form #1 enrolls you in the NYC Health Benefits Program, for basic insurance coverage. Form #2 enrolls you in PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund coverage for prescription drugs, as well as the individual optical, hearing and dental benefits newly available to covered adjuncts as a result of this transition.

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Form #3 is required if you select an option that has an additional cost, such as family coverage or an optional rider. This form authorizes direct monthly payments from your bank account to cover the cost.

Form #4 is part of your overall enrollment in the new plan. All forms should be submitted to your campus Benefits Officer as soon as possible, and no later than September 19.

Further information and additional forms (for example, for coverage of dependents up to age 29) are available on the website of CUNY’s University Benefits Office (UBO). Go to the website, select “Benefits at a Glance,” and then select “Adjunct Staff (Teaching and Non-Teaching).”

Concerns?

If you have questions, call CUNY’s dedicated adjunct health insurance helpline at 646-664-3401. You can also email your questions or concerns to UniversityBenefitsAdjuncts@cuny.edu, or ask your campus benefits officer. CUNY First Employee ID and both CUNY and personal email addresses should be listed on all paperwork.

An overview of the changes is also on the Welfare Fund website.

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