Are you covered by a New York City health benefits plan but also covered by the non-city health insurance plan of your parent, spouse or domestic partner, or through other employment? The city has just tripled the cash incentive payments it will offer people in this situation for waiving their New York City health benefits plan coverage.
The workshop at PS 721, a District 75 school in Gravesend, Brooklyn is humming with activity: Students are focused on hammering, painting and gluing at different work stations. They’re building furniture for their new school library: a couch, stools, footrests, even iPad holders and bookstands. Their materials: sturdy cardboard, brown paper bags, grocery store boxes and plastic.