The CSEA Employee Benefit Fund
provides vision and dental benefits at no cost to employees who
meet the eligibility requirements for participation in the New
York State Health Insurance Program. These benefits are
available to you and your eligible dependents whether you enroll
for individual or family coverage in the Health Insurance
Program or decline to participate. Coverage under the CSEA
Employee Benefit Fund is not automatic; you must first enroll
yourself and your dependents.
Detailed information about eligibility requirements for you and
your dependents, covered benefits, and instructions on how to
use your plans may be found at the
Employee Benefit Fund.
Briefly, the plans offer the following benefits:
CSEA Dental Plan
One Lear Jet Lane
Latham, NY 12110
Eligible members and dependents are entitled to one
comprehensive dental examination and cleaning every 6 months.
Other services may be covered in full if performed by a
participating provider. If you choose to use a non-participating
provider, you will be eligible for a partial reimbursement.
Details are available at the Employee Benefit Fund website.
Dependent children who are age 19 or older, but under age 25,
are eligible if they are full-time students. Student
verification will be required.
Dental Claim Form
PO Box 1525
Latham, NY 12110
Eligible members and dependents over the age of 19 are entitled
to vision services once every two years (24 months from the
last month of benefits received). Dependent children who are age
19 or older, but under age 25, are eligible if they are
full-time students. Student verification will be required.
Dependent children up to the age of 19 are entitled to vision
services every year (12 months). When using a network of
participating providers, the benefit includes an eye exam and
one pair of glasses without co-payment (from a select frame
assortment) or plan-covered contact lenses. A $25 allowance
toward non-plan contact lenses (specialty contact lenses, i.e.
colored, toric, gas permeable, etc., are not covered in full). A
list of participating providers is available from Davis Vision.
If you choose to use a non-participating provider, you will be
eligible for a partial reimbursement towards the cost of your
exams, glasses, frames or contact lenses.
Davis Vision Form
HOW DO I ENROLL?
You will be eligible for coverage as soon as you complete a
28-day waiting period. To enroll, complete the CSEA Enrollment
Card provided by the CSEA Employee Benefit Fund. The CSEA
Enrollment Card is in your orientation packet and should be
returned to the Employee Benefits Office, Cleveland Hall 410.