In order to realize a healthcare savings target of $700 million for Fiscal Year 2016, New York City Office of Labor Relations (OLR), in partnership with the Municipal Labor Committee, will be implementing changes to the GHI-CBP and HIP HMO Plans, effective Friday, July 1, 2016.

The changes include co-pay increases for Urgent Care and Emergency Room visits, the addition of no-cost preventive care services such as physicals and mammograms, and the addition of Advanced Care Physicians of New York (ACPNY).

ACPNY is one of the largest multi-specialty physician practices in the New York metropolitan area. Co-pays for ACPNY physicians differ from non-ACPNY physicians. For a comparison of co-pays and information about other plan features including services that require pre-certification, see the dedicated OLR Webpage: GHI-CBP In-Network Care Costs .

There will also be changes to the HIP-HMO plan primarily related to copays.  For more details, see the dedicated OLR Webpage: HIP-HMO In-Network Care and Costs.

WorkWell NYC is a new initiative from the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene designed to promote wellness. Some of the services offered are Weight Watchers discount membership and Telehealth, which provides remote access to doctors online or over the phone. For the full list of wellness services see the dedicated OLR Webpage: WorkWell  NYC.

Health Plan rate changes, if any, have not yet been announced. We will share this information with you as soon as we receive notification from OLR.