To become a PEF member and receive union benefits, you must submit a PEF Membership application. Once enrolled, your dues will be automatically deducted from your paycheck. You cannot receive PEF benefits if you do not complete the PEF membership application. Visit the Public Employees Federation (PEF) website and the PEF Membership Benefits website for member information.
Mail completed applications, with original signatures, to:
PEF 1168-70 Troy Schenectady Road
PO Box 12414
Albany, NY 12212-2414
Vision and Dental Plan Information
PEF vision and dental plans are paid for by the state or negotiating unit and are free for active employees and their families. Vision insurance is provided by Davis Vision and dental coverage is provided by Emblem Health, both have a 56-day waiting period.*
*All new employees hired on or after October 1, 2023 will have a 28-day waiting period for enrollment.
PEF member vision and dental information can be located on the NYS Department of Civil Service's website.
How to Enroll:
To enroll in the vision and dental plan, you must complete a Health Insurance Transaction Form (PS-404) and submit to us.
This outlines the documentation that must be collected as proof of eligibility before enrolling in NYSHIP for medical, dental, and vision.
Disability and Term Life Insurance
PEF Disability and Term Life Insurance is available through PEF Membership Benefits Program website.
Contact the BSC Benefits Team
Still have questions? Try the BSC Help Center where you can send a question to our support team or search a database of FAQs.
Contact us by phone:
Contact us by email:
Human Resources, BSC Records Management
Building 5, Floor 4
W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12226-1900