Welcome to the 2019-20 Plan Year
The Benefit Plan documents for 2019-20 plan year are located in the upper navigation bar.
For Benefit or Medical Service and Procedures questions:
Due to HIPAA confidentiality laws, neither the benefit administrator nor a NY44 Health Benefits Plan Trust employee should answer any question about specific medical services or procedures provided to individual patients. All questions regarding services, procedures, or interpretation of the Summary Plan Description related to specific services provided to you need to be directed to the customer service representatives at Nova/Independent Health or MVP Healthcare.
Nova/Independent Health customer Service: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 8 PM
Phone: (716) 631-2661 or (800) 257-2753
MVP Healthcare: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 8 PM
Phone: (800) 229-5851
WellNow/247 Online-available in New York State
Don't wait until you need it! Be prepared for you and your family for non-emergent health care needs for acute care illnesses such as flu, sore throat, rashes, pink eye, common cold, sinus infection, UTI, Bronchitis, allergies, and more.
Call now to register your family before you need service. You will need an email address and computer access. Login credentials were sent to the email address you provided your employer. If you have not registered call 1-844-247-6652
Please update your mailing and email addresses with your benefit administrator at your employer when a change occurs.
NY44 Health Plan Notice of Special Enrollment Rights
If you decline enrollment for yourself or dependents (including your spouse or registered domestic partner*) when you first become eligible for the NY44 Health Plan because you have other health insurance or group health plan coverage, you may be able to enroll yourself and your dependents in this plan if you or they subsequently lose eligibility for the other coverage (or if the employer stops contributing towards the other coverage). However, you must request enrollment in NY44 within 30 days after the other coverage terminates (or after the employer stops contributing towards the other coverage) in order to take advantage of this special enrollment opportunity. If you miss this special enrollment date, you will have to wait until the plan’s next open enrollment period to obtain coverage under NY44.
If you acquire a new dependent as a result of marriage, assumption of a registered domestic partnership*, birth, adoption, or placement for adoption, you may be able to enroll yourself and your dependents in the NY44 Health Plan during a special enrollment period. However, you must request enrollment within 30 days after the marriage, assumption of a registered domestic partnership, birth, adoption, or placement for adoption, or you will be required to wait to enroll until the plan’s next open enrollment period to obtain NY44 coverage.
Please note: Changes to the original Application Form must be made through the Enrollment System by the District’s Benefit Clerk. To request special enrollment or obtain more information, contact the Benefit Administrator at the school.
*check with your employer on eligibilty
News & Notes
.....to what we consider the most progressive and benefit-friendly health care plan for school districts in New York state and their employee associations. The NY44 Health Benefits Plan Trust is a unique partnership that succeeds on its collaborative framework of respect between labor and management. Established in 2003, the plan achieved self-funded status in 2008. It continues to grow significantly in its membership while containing annual costs and expanding benefit offerings. How do we do it? Read more.
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