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Archives - January 1970

United States Government Launches Website for Ordering Free at-home Rapid COVID-19 Test Kits

The United States Federal government just launched a new website that allows the general public to order free at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits. You can request test kits to be shipped to your home by visiting www.covidtests.gov and filling out the appropriate online forms. Your request will then be processed…
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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Update for Members who Wish to Visit the Fund Office or Carpenters Training Center

Effective December 27, 2021, in order to enter the Benefit Funds Office or the Carpenters Training Center, members must provide proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Those members who have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine series by December 27, 2021…
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield to Mail New ID Cards in Early 2022

Beginning in early 2022, Empire BlueCross BlueShield will be sending out new ID cards to Active participants/dependents and Non-Medicare Eligible Retiree participants/dependents in the New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC”) Welfare Fund. These ID cards are being generated and mailed as a result of new federal transparency regulations…
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Quarterly Vacation Payments for December were Transmitted Today, December 1st

Please be advised that your "December" vacation payments, regardless of whether you are being paid via rapid! PayCard or direct deposit, were transmitted today, December 1st. You should check your balance by end-of-day today to confirm receipt of your payment. You can do so in the following ways: rapid! PayCard-…
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Upcoming Quarterly Vacation Payments to be Transmitted on or about September 1st

Please be advised that your "September" vacation payments, regardless of whether you are being paid via rapid! PayCard or direct deposit, will be transmitted on or about Wednesday, September 1st. You should check your balance by end-of-day on the 1st to confirm receipt of your payment. You can do so…
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The NYCDCC Welfare Fund and MSK Direct Presents: Be Sun Smart

Healthy skin starts by being sun smart to protect yourself and reduce sun exposure. Some of the essential steps you can take to keep your skin healthy are to keep an eye out for changing spots and moles during monthly self-exams and to apply sunscreen daily. By increasing your skin…
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Express Scripts to Allow NYCDCC Welfare Fund Participants to Receive 90-day Supplies of Maintenance Drugs from CVS Pharmacies

Great news! The New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund and Express Scripts, through a new program, are helping you avoid paying higher costs for your daily (maintenance) medications by switching from a 30-day supply to a 90-day supply. Starting August 1st, 2021, you will have a choice…
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Save the Date: Picnic, Charity Softball Tournament, and Benefits Fair September 25th at Cunningham Park!

On Saturday, September 25th, 2021, the New York City District Council of Carpenters will be hosting a family picnic and charity softball tournament at Cunningham Park (Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY, 11366)  beginning at 9:30AM. Additionally, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds will have a Benefits Fair available for you and your family…
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2021-2022 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners: Photo Gallery

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund (the “Fund"), we would like to once again congratulate the recipients of this year’s Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Their achievements, both academically and in their communities, are a testament to their…
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Prostate Cancer Awareness and the Importance of Screenings

In cooperation with our partner, Memorial Sloan Kettering, the New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC” Welfare Fund) would like to present you the following information concerning prostate cancer awareness and the importance of screenings. What is a prostate? The prostate is a gland found in people assigned male…
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