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Info you should know | November 2, 2017 >>

If you enrolled in the Catastrophe Major Medical Plan sponsored by the NYSUT Member Benefits Trust during the limited-time open-enrollment period in spring 2017, your first bill will be arriving in mid-November.

Know your benefits | October 5, 2017 >>

UFT members who travel to work by public transportation can save up to 42 percent monthly by participating in the City of New York Commuter Benefits Program, which covers New York City and the tri-state area.

News stories | October 5, 2017 >>

If you spend a lot each month on child care, or your out-of-pocket spending on health care is burdensome, you may be able to save hundreds of dollars a year in federal and Social Security taxes by enrolling in the city’s Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program.

Know your benefits | September 7, 2017 >>

The UFT Welfare Fund provides dental benefits through two programs: the Scheduled Benefit Plan, which provides services through the Welfare Fund panel or a dentist of your choice; and Dentcare, a no-cost dental HMO.

News stories | September 7, 2017 >>

MSK Direct, a new program offered by the UFT Welfare Fund, ensures access to a dedicated and compassionate team of cancer specialists at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Info you should know | July 6, 2017 >>

Following a new state mandate, EmblemHealth and the other New York City employee health plans will now cover members for medicines used to treat substance-use disorders, including medicines usually prescribed for opioid addiction and dependence.

News stories | July 6, 2017 >>

Changes to HIP’s HMO health benefit plan took effect on July 1.

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

Tom Brown, the UFT’s assistant treasurer, has been re-elected as a trustee on the Teachers’ Retirement System board.

Secure your future | May 4, 2017 >>

TRS allows members to choose how much of their benefit to receive: Members may take the maximum retirement allowance for which they’re eligible. Or, they may take a smaller amount and, if they die first, survivors receive a benefit. 

News stories | May 4, 2017 >>

If you are retiring, you must maintain your UFT membership as a retiree in order to continue participating in NYSUT Member Benefits-endorsed programs and services.

Know your benefits | May 4, 2017 >>

Are you or a family member, because of a change of job or other life circumstance, going to lose your health insurance provided by the Department of Education and your UFT Welfare Fund benefits?

Union resolutions | April 19, 2017 >>

The UFT calls for improving the health care safety net, including protecting and improving Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

Info you should know | April 6, 2017 >>

UFT members who are in-service and reside in New York State may enroll in this plan during this limited time.

Know your benefits | April 6, 2017 >>

Workers’ Compensation can provide valuable benefits if you are a paraprofessional, school nurse or occupational or physical therapist and have a work-related injury or occupational illness.

News stories | March 2, 2017 >>

All UFT members are being urged by the union’s leadership to sign nominating petitions to re-elect Tom Brown to another three-year term as a trustee on the Teachers’ Retirement System board.

Know your benefits | March 2, 2017 >>

In-service UFT members have the protection of a short-term disability plan that can provide valuable income when personal illness renders them temporarily unable to work.

News stories | March 2, 2017 >>

The UFT will hold its first-ever citywide Tier VI Pension/Tax-Deferred Annuity workshop on May 18, at union headquarters, 52 Broadway, Manhattan, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Your well-being | March 2, 2017 >>

Many kinds of support are available for those with substance-use issues and for their loved ones, including detox, rehab and intensive outpatient services.

Secure your future | February 2, 2017 >>

Would you believe it? More than 26,000 Teachers’ Retirement System members — approximately 22 percent of our members — have not filed a form designating one or more beneficiaries for their Qualified Pension Plan accounts.

Know your benefits | February 2, 2017 >>

Are you pregnant or planning to start a family? You should know that you have the right to take a leave of absence at any time during your pregnancy with medical documentation or during your baby’s first years.

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