Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2016 Health Insurance Rates and Option Transfer Period

Health Insurance rates for 2016 have been established and are available on the Employee Benefits website.

Employees who wish to change their health insurance plan for the coming year have until Friday, December 18. We encourage you to complete and return the option transfer form (PDF) to Cleveland Hall 410 as soon as possible. This will avoid retroactive premium adjustments and should allow you to receive new health plan identification cards closer to the coverage effective date of January 1, 2016.

The 2016 “Choices” booklet (PDF), a comparison of the health insurance plans, is now available online. Also the Summary of Benefits and Coverage for all plans, as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), can be obtained from the Employee Benefits Division website. You may want to review this information before you decide whether to change insurance carriers or remain with your current carrier for your health insurance coverage.

Representatives from the Empire Plan, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, and Independent Health will be on campus on Thursday, December 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Butler Library 210 to answer questions about current health insurance plans and anticipated changes in coverage for 2016.

No action is required if you wish to keep your current health insurance option.

Please note: the Flex-Spending Account open enrollment period has been extended through 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, for anyone who still wishes to enroll or make changes to their previous selection.

Please call the Employee Benefits Office at 878-4821 with questions.

Submitted by: Linda L Kravitz
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