Health Insurance Transfer Period

During the Fall 2012 Transfer Period (Nov 1-30), employees may transfer into various health plans offered by the City of New York, in addition to adding or dropping the optional rider and dependent(s). For members of the PSC CUNY Welfare Fund, they have the opportunity to change their dental plans.
The Health Insurance Transfer Period for employees will take place: November 1st through November 30th.

The effective date for Transfer Period Changes for employees is the first day of the full pay period in January 2013.

Employees who expect to retire between November 1 and December 31, 2012 should review the health plan information carefully to determine which health plan will best meet their needs upon retirement. The effective date of the transfer period is the date of retirement.

During this Transfer Period employees can:

  • Change their medical plans
  • Add or drop optional riders
  • Add or drop dependents (this includes the Young Adult Dependent between the ages of 19 and 26)

Once an employee submits changes during the change period, the application cannot be withdrawn or altered - even if the Transfer Period has not ended. The change is irrevocable until the next Transfer Period.

Summary of Program, Benefits and Coverage

Please refer to the link below to obtain detailed information about each medical plan offered by the City of New York:

In order to honor all transfer period requests, employees are required to complete the Health Benefits Application form. For those employees adding a young adult dependent between the ages of 19 and 26, you must also complete the Young Adult Eligibility Certification form.

Forms are available in the Forms section of the HR website

PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Dental Plan

The PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Dental Plan change period will be from November 1 to November 30, 2012, with an effective date of the first full pay period in January 2013. Members who wish to switch to Delta Dental Guard Preferred will need to complete the Delta Enrollment form. Those wishing to switch to Guardian will need to complete the Delta Disenrollment form.

Additional information on Delta Dental and Guardian

Forms are available in the Forms section on the HR website or on the PSC-CUNY'S website in printable form.


For additional information, please contact Ms. Janelle Mills-Lawrence or Ms. Mary Wigfall or call (718) 262-2135.

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