NYS Employees: As you may be aware, as of April 30, 2016, NYS employees have not been able to purchase Long Term Care Insurance based on their employee status, because the contract between NYS and MedAmerica (the insurer of the NYS Long Term Care Insurance plan) expired. NYS has tried to obtain another insurer, but no insurer has expressed any interest.
Alternatively, one option for employees interested in purchasing private long term care insurance is to consider the NYS Partnership for Long Term Care (NYSPLTC). NYSPLTC is a program for NYS residents available through the Department of Health, offering a combination of private long-term care insurance and Medicaid Extended Coverage (MEC). More information about NYSPLTC is available at http://www.nyspltc.org, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 866.950.7526.
Notification will be provided in the event that a permanent long term care contract is secured in the future.