Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012
NYSHIP’s Young Adult Option for Health Insurance Coverage
During the Option Transfer Period, eligible adult children of NYSHIP enrollees can enroll in the Young Adult Option, and current Young Adult Option enrollees are able to switch plans. This option allows young adult children under the age of 30 to purchase their own NYSHIP insurance. The coverage for these young adult dependents will be at the full share individual rate, and each dependent will enroll in his or her own individual policy.
Coverage for young adults applies only to medical benefits. Enrollment in the NYS dental and vision plan is not available through this benefit. For additional information on the Young Adult Option, visit www.cs.ny.gov/yao.
Please note: young adult children of NYSHIP enrollees are eligible to continue coverage as dependents under the enrollees' family coverage up to age 26.