New York City health plans
As a UFT member, you have a comprehensive health benefits package, which includes a choice of health plans that city unions jointly negotiate for their members and the supplemental benefits that the UFT Welfare Fund provides.
There are a range of city health plans to choose from, including no-cost options such as HIP or basic GHI to plans that will require a monthly premium. *If you are a new NYC employee at the beginning of your career, you must select the HIP HMO plan for your first 365 days of employment.
Information regarding your city health plan coverage can be found on the city's website.
Compare health plans
The comparison chart of New York City health plans provided by the Welfare Fund allows you to compare the various options for in-service members and retired members not eligible for Medicare and for retired members who are on Medicare.