November 27, 2020

2021 Annual Option Transfer and Opt-Out Program

2021 Annual Option Transfer and Opt-Out Program

The New York State Department of Civil Service announced the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Option Transfer Period and Pre-Tax Contribution Program (PTCP) will run from November 30, 2020 through December 31, 2020. 

Visit the Option Transfer section on the BSC website to learn how to: 

  • Transfer your health insurance between NYSHIP plans, 
  • Elect to receive a financial incentive when you opt out of NYSHIP coverage because you have other, qualifying coverage, and 
  • Enroll or stop participating in the PTCP to pay for your health insurance premiums with pre-tax dollars. 

You can also find information about the costs of various NYSHIP plans on our website. 

Employees of agencies that are BSC Benefits customers should send completed forms by December 31, 2020 to the BSC through one of the following: 


[email protected] 




Business Services Center – Human Resources

W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus 

1220 Washington Avenue 

Building 5, Floor 4 

Albany, NY 12226-1900  


For any questions regarding this BSC communication, please email [email protected] or call 518-457-4272.