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Archives - January 1970

NYCDCC Welfare Fund’s Telehealth Provider Has Changed from LiveHealth Online to MDLIVE

As part of the transition from Empire BlueCross BlueShield to Independence Administrators, effective January 1, 2023, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund also switched telehealth providers from LiveHealth Online to MDLIVE. (*This does not apply to retirees who are covered through UnitedHealthcare).  We recommend that you set up your MDLIVE account as…
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January is National Eye Care Month

Practicing good eye care and visiting the eye doctor regularly are essential to healthy lives for people of all ages. While nearly 100 million Americans are at high risk for vision loss, only half have visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months. Learning more about eye care, eye…
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Preventing the Human Papillomavirus (“HPV”) and Cervical Cancers

Human papillomavirus ("HPV") and the cancers caused by the virus are everyone’s concern. Each year, more than 34,000 people in the US will develop cancers linked to HPV, but the majority of these cases can be prevented with vaccination before exposure. We encourage you to watch this short video to…
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REMINDER: Independence Administrators ID Cards to Arrive Before New Year for January 1, 2023 Effective Date

Just a reminder that, in preparation for the NYCDCC Welfare Fund's third-party administrator change from Empire BlueCross BlueShield ("Empire") to Independence Administrators ("IA"), your new ID cards have already been mailed and should arrive at your respective homes prior to the new year. Please remember that effective January 1, 2023…
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January 2023 Pension Payments to be Transmitted January 3rd Due to Bank Holiday

Due to New Year's Day (Sunday, January 1, 2023) falling on a weekend, the holiday will be observed on Monday, January 2, 2023. As such, monthly pension payments will not be transmitted by the bank until the business day following the official holiday observation (Tuesday, January 3, 2023). We apologize…
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NYCDCC Annuity Fund Participants to Receive Pro Rata Disbursement to Individual Accounts

The Board of Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Annuity Plan is pleased to announce a disbursement of assets from the Plan’s administrative account to its participants. Thanks to cost savings and investment gains, the administrative account of the Annuity Plan has grown so that excess…
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A Guide to Your Benefits Transition from Empire to Independence Administrators

As the Benefit Funds recently reported, effective January 1, 2023, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund's third-party administrator for Medical/Hospital coverage will be transitioning from Empire BlueCross BlueShield to Independence Administrators ("IA"). To help you further understand this transition, the Fund Office has put together a short video containing the main details…
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The Holidays and Your Wellness

The holiday season typically is a time of joyful celebrations with family and friends. Many people look forward to gathering, exchanging gifts, and celebrating traditions. A few things to keep in mind during this holiday season… - 1 in 3 Americans feel sad or lonely during the holidays. It’s normal…
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Be Sure to Update your Coordination of Benefits with Independence Administrators if you or an Eligible Dependent are Covered under Multiple Health Plans

If you or an eligible dependent are covered under multiple health plans, be sure to submit a Coordination of Benefits (“COB”) form to Independence Administrators (“IA”) so that your health insurance claims are processed properly. To submit or update your COB, you can: Call IA’s Customer Service Center at 1…
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December is Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

WHAT IS SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. In most cases, SAD symptoms begin in the late fall and early winter as the days become shorter. As days become shorter, the lower levels of sunlight may affect your…
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