UFT Welfare Fund offices are closed until further notice
Should you require immediate assistance with a prescription drug issue, please call Express Scripts at 800-723-9182. Additionally, you can email the UFT Welfare Fund with your prescription issue at email@example.com. Should you require immediate assistance with activating a COBRA policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you require assistance with any dental issue, please email email@example.com. Should you require assistance with any other health benefit issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All of these email addresses are closely monitored Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A note about optical and hearing aid certificates
Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, we are unable to process optical and hearing aid certificates at this time. If you believe you are eligible for these benefits, please make your purchase and the Fund will directly reimburse you in accordance with our benefit design when we resume normal business hours. We thank you for your understanding during this time.
A note about COBRA
Please be advised that due to the current situation, there are delays in processing UFT Welfare Fund COBRA and Young Adult Age 29 (YA29) premium payments, as well as the mailing of statements. Please continue to mail your premium payments to the UFT Welfare Fund if you are still eligible and you wish to continue coverage on the plan.
We are making every effort to provide uninterrupted coverage to our COBRA members and YA29 dependents. Should you experience any Fund coverage issues, please feel free to email us with your specific issue at email@example.com.
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As a member of the UFT Welfare Fund, you and your eligible dependents can obtain optical services once every two years.
All eligible UFT Welfare Fund members and dependents are covered for hearing aid benefits.
Which health plan is right for you?
As a UFT member, you have a comprehensive health benefits package with a range of city health plans to choose from.
New and noteworthy
Beginning on March 1, 2020, you will be able to have maintenance medication filled at any Walgreens/Duane Reade pharmacy. You will still have the option to order these medications through the Express Scripts Mail Order Pharmacy. The choice is yours. Whether you use Express Scripts Mail Order or Walgreens/Duane Reade, your copayments will be the same for a three-month supply: $10 for generics, $30 for preferred brand name drugs and $70 for non-preferred brand name drugs.