Health Benefits


HR Connect Health Benefits handles eligibility, enrollment, and elections relating to New York City Department of Education (DOE) health insurance coverage for employees. The City of New York provides the actual insurance coverage to DOE employees. The Health Benefits Administration unit acts as the agency’s representative to the New York City Employee Health Benefits Program. DOE employee enrollments or changes in enrollment must be processed through the Health Benefits Administration unit.

The City of New York provides its full-time employees with health insurance from a number of health insurance providers (detail on providers can be found on the Enrollment and Provider Information page). You can access more information regarding available health plans by visiting the New York City Office of Labor Relations Web site, and viewing their Health Benefits Program Summary Program Description.

If you are a member of a union (DC-37, UFT, CSA, etc.), contact your union for more information on additional health and welfare benefits such as prescription drug insurance.  Management Benefits Fund (MBF) members should visit the  Management Benefits Fund Web site for more information on vision and dental coverage, or call HR Connect at (718) 935-4000.

New DOE employees who are eligible may choose from the following options:

  1. Select a health plan
  2. Waive your DOE health coverage (if you are already covered under your spouse’s or domestic partner’s New York City Employee Health Benefits Program)
  3. Enroll in the Heath Benefits Buy-out Waiver Program (if you are already covered under you spouse's or domestic partner's non-City group health insurance, or through other employment)

Click for more information:

Enrollment and Provider Information

Supporting Documentation for Dependents

Health Plan Rates

Health Benefits Frequently Asked Questions