Premium Equivalent Rates associated with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY plans remain flat between July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023. There have been adjustments to Premium Rates associated with Forever Blue and Passport PPO effective January 1, 2023. If this impacts your annual contribution, the Benefits Office will contact you directly no later than December 15, 2022.
Retirees have the choice of paying their contributions on an annual, semi-annual or quarterly basis. Payment reminders will be mailed in December, with the first quarter due January 1st. Failure to make timely payments will result in cancellation.
Questions about what rate you are required to pay as a Retiree? Click on Retiree Master Contribution Rates for more information.
PAYMENTS ARE NO LONGER
ACCEPTED AT CITY HALL
All health insurance contribution payments are to be made payable to the City of Buffalo/BPS and mailed to the address below:
City of Buffalo/BPS
PO Box 10695
Albany, NY 12201-5695
Life Changing Events & Notifications
* You are required to notify the Benefits Office within 30 days if you have a life change that affects your insurance (ex: divorce, death or child aging off).
* Please remind your dependents to notify us immediately if you should predecease them, so that we may offer them COBRA. Their eligibility ends the day after your death.
* It is your responsibility to update the Benefits Office with address, telephone number, email address, or emergency contact changes to ensure that you receive all important communications from our office.
The best way to contact staff with your questions or to request a scheduled call is to email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to email, please call 716-816-3754 and press prompt 3. Please allow 1 - 2 business days for a response. For questions specific to coverage, contact the customer service number located on the back of your insurance card.