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Archives - January 1970

Archives - January 1970

Caregiving and the Holidays: From Stress to Success!

As we celebrate the upcoming holidays, take a moment to thank a caregiver. Most of us will identify with the role of caregiver at some point. Whether it is caring for a child, an ill loved one, or an aging family member, the reality of caregiving is often demanding and…
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Effective January 1, 2023: NYCDCC Welfare Fund’s Third-Party Administrator for Medical/Hospital Coverage to Change from Empire BCBS to Independence Administrators

Currently, the third-party administrator for the medical/hospital coverage provided by the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) is Empire BlueCross BlueShield (“Empire”). Please be advised that, effective January 1, 2023, Independence Administrators (“IA”), a BlueCross/BlueShield Affiliate, will become the third-party administrator for the Fund’s medical/hospital…
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States? It develops when abnormal cells grow in either the lungs or the bronchi (the air tubes that lead to the lungs). Knowing your risk for getting lung cancer will…
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Be Sure to Check that your Vacation Bank Account Information is Correct in the Fund Office’s System prior to November 15th

Please be advised that, if you receive your vacation payments via direct deposit, you must make sure that your bank account information is correct in the Fund Office's system. In particular, if you want to ensure that you receive your "December" vacation payment without delay or interruption, you must make…
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UnitedHealthcare (“UHC”) to Offer Lifeline® Personal Emergency Response System (“PERS”) at No Cost to Covered Medicare-Eligible Retirees

We have great news for Medicare-Eligible NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants who are covered under UnitedHealthcare (“UHC”)! Effective January 1, 2023, UHC will offer Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System (“PERS”) at no cost to covered participants who wish to utilize the service. PERS is a system that allows users to ask…
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

DID YOU KNOW? Mammograms have helped lower the number of people who died from breast cancer in the United States by 40%! Early detection saves lives! That’s why The New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund (the “Welfare Fund”) has partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering, a world-leading cancer…
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The 21st Century Cures Act: Immediate Release of Medical Test Results

You may have recently noticed that you are receiving medical test results (via email, smartphone, medical chart applications, etc.) before your provider/doctor has had a chance to see or review them. This is due to a federal law called the 21st Century Cures Act (the “Cures Act”) which requires that…
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund (the “Welfare Fund”) is concerned about your and your family’s health and wants to ensure you and your family have the resources to navigate cancer at any age, including childhood.  Our partner, Memorial Sloan Kettering ("MSK"), has the largest pediatric…
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Next Scheduled Vacation Payments to be Issued 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 issued on or about Thursday, 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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Preventing Cancers Caused by Human Papillomavirus (“HPV”) through Vaccination and Other Preventive Practices

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund (the “Welfare Fund”) is concerned about your and your family’s health and wants to ensure you are armed with information on how to protect yourselves from preventable cancers such as those from HPV. Human papillomavirus (“HPV”) and the cancers caused…
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