Health Plan Benefit & Rate Changes

August 2011

The New York City Health Benefits Program implemented the following benefit changes.

New HIP Prime POS co-payments effective July 1, 2011:
–    PCP co-pay increased to $5;
–    Specialist co-pay increased to $10;
–    In-Network Inpatient Hospital co-pay increased to $100;
–    Emergency Room co-pay increased to $50;
All other HIP Prime POS benefits are unchanged.

Effective January 1, 2012, Aetna QPOS will no longer be offered.  If you are currently enrolled in this plan, you will have the opportunity to select another health plan during the Annual Fall Open Enrollment Period.

Click here to view the health plan benefit and rate changes memo from the New York City Office of Labor Relations.