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Archives - January 1970

What are my normal options for pension payment?

Your payment options are as follows:  • Single Life (not married)  • 50% Participant & Spouse Pension (married)  • 75% Participant & Spouse Pension (married)  • Social Security Level Income 
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What is the current benefit formula to calculate my pension?

Effective July 1, 2006:  • You receive 1% of annual employer contributions on your behalf.  • You must work at least 300 hours per year.   • Monthly benefits may be reduced based on the option you select. 
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How do Vesting Credits work?

• 870 hours worked in a year (or more) = 1 Vesting Credit (you cannot get more than 1 Vesting Credit in a year but additional hours are factored into your benefit calculation.) • 600 hours = ½ Vesting Credit • 300 hours = ¼ Vesting Credit
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How do I become eligible to receive a pension in the NYCDCC Pension Plan?

You must:  • Work 870 hours in a period of two consecutive calendar years.  • Obtain at least 5 credits in order to be vested and eligible for a pension at 65.  • Obtain at least 15 credits to qualify for a pension prior to age 65 (55). 
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What are my co-payments for coverage offered through Empire BlueCross BlueShield?

Your co-payments are $20 for Primary Care visits, $25 for Specialist visits , and $200 for Emergency Room visits (fee waived if admitted).
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I need a new hearing aid, does the NYCDCC hearing plan cover it?

You and your covered dependents are eligible for a hearing benefit once every four years. When you use participating providers affiliated with Comprehensive Professional Systems (CPS) or General Hearing Services (GHS), you may receive a hearing examination, a new digital hearing aid (with battery), and other services all at little…
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How do I find covered vision services?

Our network providers are Comprehensive Professional Systems (CPS) and General Vision Services (GVS). To obtain a list of participating providers, you can contact CPS at (212) 675-5745 or GVS at (800) 847-4661 or visit their websites (cpsoptical.com or generalvision.com). The plan number for Welfare participants covered under GVS is 7501.
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When do I become eligible for Welfare Fund coverage as an Active Participant?

In general, you are eligible for Welfare Fund coverage as an Active Participant after you have worked 250 hours in Covered Employment. These 250 hours “buy” you a calendar quarter (three months) of coverage.
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What should I do about unpaid medical bills?

If you are a non-Medicare eligible member, contact Empire BlueCross BlueShield. You can log onto www.empireblue.com and register to view your claims that have been processed. If a claim was denied by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, contact Empire for appeal instructions. If you are Medicare-eligible, contact UnitedHealthcare directly at www.UHCretiree.com or by…
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How do I check my welfare hours and eligibility?

Go to nyccbf.org. Click the “Member Login” button located on the top right corner of the screen. Log into the website using your Username (UBC #) and Password. (Please note, if logging in with a temporary password, you will be directed to the Registration Page where you will be prompted…
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