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Retirement Planning Tips for New York State Employees

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If I return to State employment after I retire, how does this affect my New York State Health Insurance (NYSHIP) coverage?

If you return to work in a benefits-eligible position with a State department or agency and you or your dependent(s) are eligible for Medicare, NYSHIP will be primary to Medicare for you and for your Medicare-eligible dependents. During any period when NYSHIP coverage is primary to Medicare coverage, your reimbursement for the Medicare premium will stop. For more information, go to the Department of Civil Service web site at or call the Employee Benefits Division at (800) 833-4344.


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