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Human Resources

Benefits

Medical Insurance 

The College offers medical insurance through Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The Excellus BCBS BluePPO Plan is a network-based program that features an in-network and out-of-network component which offers you a high level of flexibility when seeking covered medical services. The in-network component allows you to choose any provider from the BlueCard program and provides a higher level of benefits. The out-of-network component of the plan provides you with the ability to see any provider of your choice, but at a greater cost. In addition to a national network of providers participating in the BlueCard program, members also have access to doctors and hospitals outside of the United States worldwide though the BlueCard Worldwide program.  Search for participating providers at Excellus' website. (Select Plan "Excellus BluePPO".)

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Website (for Hamilton)

Effective 1/1/2014 prescription drug coverage will be offered through Express Scripts. A separate ID card will be issued for prescription drug coverage. A link to Express Scripts' website follows. Additionally, you may download Express Scripts' mobile app by searching for "Express Scripts".

Express Scripts Website

 

Employees may waive coverage through the College and receive an opt-out credit equivalent to $1,000 a year for full-time employees, provided they can certify coverage under another health insurance plan.

The College's contribution to health insurance coverage is based on one's salary and the coverage selected. Contribution rates are available by selecting the appropriate links above. Enrollment forms and lists of participating providers are available from Human Resources.

Individuals may elect a change in their health insurance coverage during the College's open enrollment period in November of each year. Changes will become effective on January 1.

Information on other health care coverage options is available on the web at the following New York State web sites:

Child Health Plus
Family Health Plus
NYS Health Plan Marketplace

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