Health Benefits

New and Noteworthy

Get a new view on eye health

Dr. Douglas Lazzaro, the chair of the Department of Opthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will lead an informative workshop on eye care. Topics will include: laser eye surgery; diabetes and the eye; glaucoma; and cataract surgery.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 10
Time: 5:30–7 p.m.
Place: UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway; 19th floor, rooms B and C

See the flier for details »

New Optional Rider Rates Effective July 1, 2014

The optional rider rates for the health plans have been finalized and will be effective
July 1, 2014.  Due to the delay in the finalization of the rates which occurred after the
in-service payroll for the summer was completed, the city was not able to apply the new rates in the summer checks.  However, they were able to apply the rates to July pension checks. 

We are expecting a “catch-up” applied to the in-service payrolls following the summer as has happened in the past.  As soon as we have confirmation as to how this will be applied, we will share that information.

GHI-CBP Old Rate July 1, 2014
Individual (In-service) $6.50 $6.88
Family (In-service) $16.47 $17.43
Individual (Retiree) $116.50 $126.88
Family (Retiree) $216.47 $232.43
Medicare $130.21 $107.17
HIP Prime HMO    
Individual (Retiree) $140.86 $142.58
Family (Retiree) $345.09 $349.31
HIP VIP Medicare    
Individual Only $96.17 $103.59

See the chart below for all other plans

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