NYP Queens

NYP Queens will be offered new medical plans for 2023.

As a result, NYP Queens Core, NYP Queens Buy Up 1, and NYP Queens Buy Up 2 plans will no longer be offered beginning 1/1/2023. 

NYP Queens Basic PPO Dental Plan will no longer be offered beginning 1/1/2023.

You'll have a choice between the following two medical plans and two dental plans in 2023.

Medical Plans

  • EPO (In-network only)
  • POS (In- and out-of-network services)

Dental plans

  • PPO
  • DMO

Your plan will change but you will still have access to the same network of providers.

We've provided information that will help you learn more about your new benefits for 2023.

FAQs on changes for 2023

Benefits available to you

 

Columbia Dental

As announced during annual enrollment for 2022, the Columbia Dental plan will be discontinued as an option effective December 31, 2022. We’re here to help you transition to the Aetna PPO or DMO plans.

Aetna Dental Plan Options

Aetna network dental providers

We've provided a directory that lists the Columbia Dental providers and indicates whether they participate in either the Aetna DMO or PPO networks. Many of them do, in which case you can continue to receive care from the same dental provider you saw under the Columbia Dental plan on an in-network basis under an NYP Aetna dental plan.

Please note, the DMO provides great value but keep in mind that it covers in-network services only, and has a limited provider network. With a PPO plan, you have coverage for both in- and out-of-network providers.

Search the directory

Important tip: You can search for your provider within this directory through your browser’s search feature. For PC’s, this can be done by pressing the Ctrl and F keys simultaneously, then typing your provider’s name in the search bar that appears. For Macs, press the Command and F keys simultaneously then type your provider’s name in the search bar that appears.

There are also many more Aetna providers that will be available to you as well. You can search for Aetna network dental providers in the Dental Plans section on the Check Your Doctor page of this website.

ID cards

When you enroll in an Aetna dental plan during annual enrollment in the fall, you can expect to receive letter from Aetna. There are no member ID cards issued for the dental plans. Please note: the group number for the Aetna dental plans is 109045.

Adding a provider to the Aetna network

If you have a provider that would like to join Aetna’s Dental Network please refer them the link below.

https://www.aetnadental.com/professionals/join-aetna-dental-network/apply-for-participation.html

 

Need help? Please call Aetna Dental Member Services at 1-877-238-6200.

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. your local time.