(December 12, 2008, James Hennerty, Dep. Director of Contract Administration)
NYSHIP recently mailed to employees a brochure listing its new rates and transfer deadlines. You may have noticed that CSEA-represented employees in the Executive Branch and all UCS employees pay a slightly higher premium for the Empire Plan. The reason for that difference is that other unions agreed to put limits on the list of drugs which the Empire Plan covers, while CSEA insisted on retaining eligibility for all drugs approved by the FDA.