Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 10, 2010 | Category: Prescription Drugs | Rating:
1.8

You can purchase the prescription drugs you need now. Once your drug card arrives, submit the original bill along with the Prescription Drug Reimbursement Form. The Fund will reimburse you according to the fee schedule or the actual cost, whichever is less.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
5

Yes, but we ask that you call ahead to schedule an appointment as this will ensure that time will be set aside for you.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
0

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year and 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the summer months.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
0

When life-altering events occur, whether a recent medical diagnosis or a death in the family, it can be overwhelming and very often professional support is needed. The Helpline is available to provide invaluable information with appropriate guidance and resources.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
0

When you or a loved one are affected by illness and are in need of information, direction and support.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
0

Yes. The Health and Cancer Helpline is available to individuals and their dependents who have been diagnosed with all types of medical or behavioral health illnesses.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
0

Our caring staff will provide you with knowledge and information ranging from job leaves to accessing community resources. It may be useful to have a pen and paper available to take notes.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
0

You will receive immediate professional advice from a full-time social worker based on identified needs. The social worker will create a supportive plan and follow-up care with a series of telephone and/or in person contacts to assist the individual to resolve issues discussed during the initial assessment.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
0

Services include but are not limited to: immediate access to a full-time social worker to assess the health and wellness needs of the caller, on-going support from the helpline social worker, assistance with planning a leave of absence, health benefits information, MSK Direct (cancer care program) inquiries, referrals to quality community resources, caregiver information and support, and hosting health seminars.

Posted Sep 17, 2015 | Category: Health Benefits | Rating:
4.076925

If you are enrolling in the Welfare Fund for benefits and are eligible, you should receive your insurance documents in 7-10 days. If you are enrolling dependents for benefits, you must provide all specified required documents (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.) for the enrollment to be processed.

Posted Nov 5, 2010 | Category: Eligibility for Retirees | Rating:
4

Yes. A child who is living with and financially dependent on a grandparent is eligible for coverage. You’ll need to submit a Change of Status form and a Dependent Child Affidavit, or request these forms from the Forms Hotline at 212-539-0539.

Posted Nov 5, 2010 | Category: Eligibility for Retirees | Rating:
3.75

For a retroactively enrolled dependent, whether spouse, domestic partner or child, the effective date of eligibility is the beginning of the calendar year in which the dependent is added to the Welfare Fund.

Posted Sep 6, 2010 | Category: Retiree Programs | Rating:
4.5

Contact the coordinator of the Si Beagle Learning Center and make an appointment to discuss your idea. Bring your resume and a course outline. You can also mail a copy of your resume and course outline to: UFTWF Retiree Programs, 52 Broadway, 17th floor, NY, NY  10004.

Posted Sep 6, 2010 | Category: Retiree Programs | Rating:
3.5

Retiree Social Services are available to retiree members and their families by calling 212-598-6880.

Posted Sep 6, 2010 | Category: Retiree Programs | Rating:
4.142855

There are coordinators in all five boroughs as well as in Westchester/Rockland/Putnam, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, the greater Washington, DC area, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Israel. To find the phone number of the coordinator in your area, call the Retiree Programs’ office at 212-598-6879 or visit the Florida Section of the UFT Welfare Fund...

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