2020 PEP Open Enrollment Closes November 15

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) provides UUP-represented employees who are enrolled in State-provided health benefits and who accrue vacation leave an important opportunity to reduce their bi-weekly employee share of NYSHIP health insurance premiums. Members must enroll on or before November 15, 2019 to receive this benefit.   

UUP PEP Fact Sheet

SUNY Geneseo Enrollment Form    

Eligibility

Eligible full-time employees with an annual salary of $69,556 and below whose biweekly salary is within this range at the time of enrollment, who enroll in PEP for the 2020 plan year can choose to forfeit a total of three days of annual leave in return for a credit of up to $600, or six days of annual leave in return for a credit of up to $1,200, which will be applied toward their share of NYSHIP premiums.

Eligible full-time employees earning more than $69,556 and below $99,397 whose biweekly salary is within this range at the time of enrollment, who enroll in PEP for the 2020 plan year can choose to forfeit a total of two days of annual leave in return for a credit of up to $600, or forfeit four days of annual leave in return for a credit of up to $1,200, which will be applied toward their share of NYSHIP premiums.

Eligible part-time employees who choose to participate will forfeit prorated days and receive a prorated credit.

At the time of enrollment, employees must:

• Be an employee covered by the 2016-2022 New York State/UUP Collective Bargaining Agreement;

• Be employed on a Calendar Year or College Year basis;

• Be a full-time employee with an annual salary below $99,397 OR a part-time employee whose biweekly salary is within this salary range at the time of enrollment;

• Be a NYSHIP enrollee (contract holder) in either the Empire Plan or an HMO;

• Be eligible to receive an employer contribution toward NYSHIP premiums (or be on leave without pay from a position in which the employee is normally eligible for an employer share contribution toward NYSHIP premiums); and

• Have a sufficient annual leave balance to make the full leave forfeiture without bringing their annual leave balance below eight days or a prorated balance for part-time employees, respectively.