Directions: Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars

Retirement Planning Tips for New York State Employees

Tip of the Month (taken directly from the Self-Help Guide)

If I'm enrolled in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP), do I have to enroll in Medicare too?

Yes. NYSHIP requires all enrollees to be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B when first eligible for primary Medicare coverage (Medicare pays first, before NYSHIP). Your covered dependents must also be enrolled when first eligible for primary Medicare coverage. For more information, go to the Department of Civil Service website at or call the Employee Benefits Division at (800) 833-4344.


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