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New York State CSEA Members

The CSEA-NYS Joint Committee on Health Benefits, pursuant to Article 9 of the State Contract, is primarily responsible for the oversight and administration of the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) for state employees. The NYSHIP program includes the Empire Plan and Health Maintenance Organizations located throughout the State of New York.

Helpful links for the New York State Health Insurance Plan (NYSHIP)

2021 Empire Plan At A Glance
Empire Plan Certificate
HIPAA form for United HealthCare

The CSEA Health Benefits Department can be reached at 518-785-4774 or 1-800-286-5242(JCHB) or by email at

NYSHIP Online Guidelines for Web Navigation

Visit NYSHIP online
PLEASE NOTE: This link brings you to New York State’s NYSHIP Online website. NYSHIP Online contains health plan information for State and Local Government active enrollees. Since the site uses cookies to bring you targeted information regarding your health benefits, you will need to select your group and health insurance plan when prompted. Because of cookies, the site will remember your group for future visits.

Empire Plan General Information Book
NYSHIP Claims and Administrative Forms