State employees – you MUST read this if you are enrolled in a family health insurance plan through your SUNY Oneonta employment AND you may be traveling any time from July 05, 2016 – August 19, 2016.
The NYS Employee Benefits Division (EBD) of the Department of Civil Service is conducting a “Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit” (DEVA) to ensure that only eligible dependents are enrolled in employees’ family health insurance coverage. Notices about this began being mailed to enrollees’ homes in December, 2015. Additional notices will be mailed during the summer explaining what documents need to be submitted during July 05, 2016 – August 19, 2016. If you are required to respond and you do not or, or you do so after the deadline, COVERAGE FOR YOUR AFFECTED DEPENDENTS MAY BE CANCELLED RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 01, 2016. Samples of enrollee communications are posted to the NYSHIP website, https://www.cs.ny.gov/employee-benefits/login/, in the “Current Topics” section. Please consult this site and be prepared to respond prior to the deadline.