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In-service benefits

As a UFT-represented employee, you are entitled to premium-free health insurance and an array of UFT Welfare Fund-administered supplemental health benefits that include prescription drugs, dental care, optical coverage and more. If you have any questions, specialists at the UFT Welfare Fund are just a phone call away at 212-539-0500.

Explore your benefits

Prescription drug

All eligible in-service UFT members and their dependents have prescription drug coverage. 


Choose from two dental plans offered by the UFT Welfare Fund.


You and your eligible dependents can obtain optical services once every two years.

Hearing aid

All eligible UFT Welfare Fund members and dependents are covered for hearing aid benefits.

A comprehensive benefits guide

Learn about the health benefits available to you and your family in this updated edition of the Red Apple, a comprehensive guide to the UFT Welfare Fund.

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How to reach the UFT Welfare Fund

Specialists at the UFT Welfare Fund are available to take your call at 212-539-0500 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

You will be asked for specific identifiers, including your Social Security number or Welfare Fund Alternate ID number, which the Fund has on file. The specialist will then be able to assist you with any questions or needs. The federal privacy law (HIPAA) governs all Welfare Fund operations so that members need not fear providing their information to fund representatives.

Enroll in the Welfare Fund online

You can use our online form to enroll in the UFT Welfare Fund. You must be logged in to to access this online form.

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Forms Hotline

The easiest way for you to order a hearing aid certificate is to do so here on the website in our forms section. However, you can also call our 24-hour hotline at 212-539-0539 to order hearing aid certificates, Red Apple Benefit Guides, dental forms/listings and other fund brochures.