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NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan update

Under the supervision of a state court judge, the city and the administrators of the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan have been working hard to improve the flow of information to city retirees and medical providers about the new plan’s procedures and...

Testimony on changes to municipal retirees' health care plan

UFT Welfare Fund Executive Director Geof Sorkin testified before the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor regarding changes to municipal retirees' health care plan.

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan highlights

Here are the highlights of a webinar presentation on the new Medicare Advantage Plus Plan that was attended by more than 7,500 UFT retirees on Oct. 1.

Cancer care and prevention

The UFT has added a new state-of-the-art tool, the 3D mammogram, to its programs of compassionate support and excellent clinical care for members facing a cancer diagnosis.

Testimony regarding high hospital costs and the impact on healthcare access

Geofrey Sorkin, UFT Welfare Fund Executive Director, testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding high hospital costs and the impact on healthcare access.

Retiree Health Care Committee relays member questions

The RTC's volunteer Retiree Health Care Committee has been busy since its inception studying, evaluating and then explaining for members the premium-free health plan for retirees adopted in July by the Municipal Labor Committee.

New health plan for Medicare-eligible retirees

Following months of painstaking negotiations, the Municipal Labor Committee voted on July 14 to approve a new group health care plan for all Medicare-eligible New York City retirees that allows the municipal unions to address the rising cost of...

Prescription drug coverage

All eligible in-service UFT members and their dependents have prescription drug coverage through the UFT Welfare Fund. There are no waiting periods for this coverage, and members have options to pick up or get delivery of most medications.

If there are no more optical certificates, how will I access my benefits?

Eligibility information will be available electronically via www.gvsuft.com and the GVS mobile app (coming soon on iOS or Android) as well as via a dedicated phone line at 212-729-5395. As always, you have the option to access your benefits either in...

Have our benefits in the optical program changed? Will these changes cost me anything?

These changes do not affect benefit levels or eligibility; they only serve to improve speed and ease of access by eliminating the need to wait for a paper optical certificate before you or your dependents access your benefits. This additional benefit...