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, or eligible for the Management Benefits Fund, you may be entitled to additional health and welfare benefits such as prescription drug insurance and dental insurance. To learn more, visit the New York City Office of Labor Relations Management Benefits Fund Web site, or call HR Connect at (718) 935-4000.
New DOE employees who are eligible may choose from the following options:
- Select a health plan
- 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)
- Enroll in the Heath Benefits Buy-out Waiver Program (if you are already covered under your spouse's or domestic partner's non-City group health insurance, or through other employment, or under Medicare Part A and Part B)
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Enrollment and Provider Information
Health Benefits Frequently Asked Questions