Columbia County Human Resources and Payroll
  401 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518-828-4086
          Fax: 518-828-1991


UPSEU has changed their age limit for dental and vision coverage. Dependents can now be covered up to their 26th birthday without proof of attending school/college. Open enrollment will be held again in the Fall, 2022, dates to be announced.

To enroll your dependent child, you will need to complete the blue UPSEU benefit card and submit it to me with a copy of your child's birth certificate. UPSEU requires the blue card*, a copy will not be accepted. Please send them through interoffice mail or USPS mail to Human Resources 401 State Street, Hudson,  NY  12534. *Blue UPSEU benefit cards are available at most departments through your payroll clerk. If not please contact Human Resources and we will send you one. 

Should you have any questions or concerns about the plan you can reach out to UPSEU Benefits at 1-800-833-3688. 

Benefit eligible employees will use the forms and guidelines below for their health, dental and vision insurance. PLEASE NOTE: If you are adding dependents to ANY of your insurance coverage, you MUST supply Birth and Marriage Certificates for each dependent.

Health Insurance Information

Columbia County offers Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP) as our health insurance provider. Questions regarding CDPHP health insurance, buyouts, and all other questions may be directed to Human Resources at 518-828-4086 or at the CDPHP website

CDPHP Summary of Benefits
CDPHP Application
Health Insurance Buyout Form

Click HERE to find out more about the "Transparency in Coverage" rule and the machine-readable file posting requirement, then click on the medical cost transparency tool.

Prescription Information

Columbia County now offers prescription coverage through CDPHP.  You can direct questions regarding prescription coverage to the CDPHP Pharmacy at 1-888-292-6330 or visit the website at Please click on the links below for other information: 

CDHPH Rx For Less/Penny a Pill
CDPHP Specialty Drug Flyer
CDPHP 2024 Drug Formulary 5
Click here for your Mail Order needs

CanaRx Formulary and Forms (Columbia County Meds)*
*Columbia County Meds/CanaRx has a new website!  Please visit their new website at this link above. From there you can choose "view your plan" on the top right side, and enter COLCNTY for our plan. The formulary is listed on this website.

Watch the CanaRx video here 

Vision and Dental Coverage 

Vision and dental questions or concerns should be directed to an UPSEU Benefits Administrator at 800-833-3688.    

UPSEU Benefit Plan Information  
UPSEU $5 Co-pay Reimbursement Form
UPSEU EyeMed Plan                                                  

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are reimbursement accounts that allow you to pay for certain eligible expenses with tax-free dollars.

Health Equity FSA Flyer
Health Equity FSA Application
Assistance with Setting Up Your Health Equity Account