OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and ValueOptions, Inc. have been re-awarded the Empire Plan by the New York State Department of Civil Service. The Empire Plan covers approximately 640,000 state and local employees and their dependents. The five-year contract becomes effective January 1, 1999 and is valued at more than $300 million. Empire Plan enrollees will have full access to an extensive network of 10,000 providers, as well as 1,500 facility-based programs in New . . .