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Turning 65? Enroll in Medicare

Everything you need to know about signing up for Medicare if you’re turning 65, whether you are retiring or continuing to work.

High school seniors may apply for Shanker scholarships

High school seniors have until Dec. 31 to apply for the UFT’s $5,000 Albert Shanker college scholarships.

Earn CTLE hours with low-cost LearnUFT courses

In July 2021, some educators will reach the end of the first five-year cycle for collecting 100 Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours from state-approved providers. This Q&A tells you what you need to know about CTLE requirements. 

Get holiday discounts with UFT membership

The UFT app, NYSUT and AFT provide members-only discounts from merchants on travel, apparel and much more. 

Expecting? Learn about parental leave

Are you a Department of Education-employed UFT member who is preparing to welcome a new child into your life? You can attend a virtual UFT Pathways to Parenthood workshop to learn about your parental leave benefits.

Catastrophic major medical insurance open enrollment

Whatever your age or the type of medical insurance you have, you can be left with extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses if you have a serious medical issue or require convalescent, custodial or home health care.

Here’s how to vote in Election 2020

It’s election season, and the UFT has all the information you need to make sure your voice is heard.

Union members get free legal plan

There is now another reason it pays to be a UFT member. The union has negotiated a free legal service plan for members only. The program gives UFT members access to an attorney who can answer legal questions, write letters on their behalf, review documents and prepare a will.

New option for getting maintenance drugs

The UFT Welfare Fund prescription drug benefit has been enhanced. In-service members who are eligible for UFT Welfare Fund benefits now have a new convenient option for picking up their long-term medications for chronic conditions such as high cholesterol or asthma.

High school seniors may apply for Shanker scholarships

Do you work in a high school? Make sure high school seniors in your school apply for a $5,000 Albert Shanker college scholarship.