New York State Active Employees

Health Insurance Coverage and Related Benefits for NYS Employees

Benefit Highlights

With a great plan, it’s all in the details.

  • Illustration of a pair of eyeglasses, representing vision benefits for state employees through Highmark BCBS WNY.

    Vision Benefits

    Receive an $0 annual vision exam, plus member discounts on frames, lenses, and contact lenses using the Vision Care Services Discount Program through Davis Vision.

  • Illustration of a medication bottle, representing prescription benefits for state employees through Highmark BCBS WNY.

    Prescription Drug Benefits

    Choose from over 600 brand and generic medications at a $0 copay. Plus, refill your Rx at over 63,000 participating pharmacies in our network.

  • Illustration of a smartphone displaying a video call with a physician, also known as telehealth or telemedicine.

    Virtual Health

    Well360 Virtual Health offers many $0 cost share services. Connect with a doctor online, 24/7, using your member login.

  • Illustration of a calendar with a date checked for a preventive healthcare appointment through NYSHIP Highmark BCBS.

    $0 Preventive Services

    When it comes to your health, studies show early detection is key. We offer preventive services to help you take control of your health — and work to improve it, too.

  • Illustration of a Highmark BCBS Wellness Debit Card that can be used for products and services like fitness centers.

    Get a wellness card

    Our wellness card helps you live better, with an annual allowance for a variety of services, including gym memberships, fitness classes, health food stores and more. The cost is $600 for individuals and $750 for families.

Find a Doctor

We know that finding a doctor, hospital, lab, mental health professional, and other heath care providers is important. Save time and money by choosing providers already in your network.

Resources for Active Employees

We've got your back

For coverage questions, call the number on the back of your member ID card or talk with your plan administrator.