Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Eligibility | Rating:
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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 Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Eligibility | Rating:
4.2

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 Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Eligibility | Rating:
3.333335

Yes. Any member returning from a leave of absence of 18 months or more must complete a new enrollment. You can see your chapter leader for an enrollment form or call the Forms Hotline. Your school secretary must also file a pending payroll notification form. And don’t forget to re-enroll in a city health plan.

Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Eligibility | Rating:
4.42857

Yes. Dependent children up to age 26 can be enrolled in the Welfare Fund at no cost. Use the Welfare Fund's online Update Your Information (Change of Status) form to enroll a dependent under age 26. Also, young adults ages 26-29 can be enrolled in the Welfare Fund during the fall open enrollment period at full cost if they meet certain eligibility requirements....

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Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Eligibility | Rating:
4

You can buy the prescription drug you need now. Once you receive the card, submit an original receipt to the Fund for reimbursement. Use the Drug Reimbursement Form for in-service members or call the Forms Hotline at 212-539-0539 to receive them by mail.

Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Eligibility | Rating:
4.066665

Once you’ve enrolled and the Fund receives confirmation from your school that you are on staff, your benefits are available from your first day of employment, but you must enroll first.

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