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Save the Date: NYCDCC Training Center – 53rd Annual Graduating Apprentice Exhibits and Open House

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center will be holding its 52nd Annual Graduating Apprentice Exhibits and Open House on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, from 8AM - 4PM. The graduating apprentices will participate in building projects for the trades of General Carpentry, Interior Systems, Dock Builder, Timbermen,…
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MSK Direct Webinar: Nutrition, Wellness, and Reducing Cancer Risk

The choices we make in our daily lives, from dietary preferences to regular exercise routines, play a pivotal role in reducing the risk of cancer. Introducing small yet impactful changes into your daily routine can help lower your risk of cancer on a day-to-day basis. It may seem daunting at…
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Attention City Carpenters: Receive your HRA Benefit Reimbursement via Direct Deposit

The New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC”) Benefit Funds is pleased to announce that City members can now have their benefit reimbursement deposited into their bank account by enrolling in Direct Deposit on the asonet.com member portal. The Benefits of using Direct Deposit Speeds payment by eliminating delays…
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National Cancer Prevention Month & Memorial Sloan Kettering

As an NYCDCC Welfare Fund participant, you and your family have access to a dedicated team of world-renowned cancer specialists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to guide you through your unique cancer journey, wherever you are. How Can MSK Direct Help? MSK Direct is your pathway to the…
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Quarterly Vacation Payments for March to be Disbursed on or about March 1st

Please be advised that your "March" vacation payments, regardless of whether you are being paid via rapid! PayCard or direct deposit, will be issued on or about Friday, March 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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American Heart Month: Heart Health and Stress

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and about half of all Americans have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking) associated with it. While risk factors such as age and family history cannot be changed, there…
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Prudential Retirement Accounts to be Upgraded and Managed by Empower Retirement

As previously reported on our website in March 2022, Empower Retirement acquired Prudential Retirement in early 2022. In February 2024, Empower will be completely upgrading and integrating Prudential accounts into the Empower system. This change will not affect your individual Annuity Account under The New York City District Council of…
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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is one of five types of gynecologic cancer (any cancer that starts in female reproductive organs). More than 90% of cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus so common that over 65% of sexually active women are infected with it at some point. Reducing…
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January 2024 Pension Payments to be Transmitted January 2nd Due to Bank Holiday

New Year's Day will be observed on Monday, January 1, 2024. As such, monthly pension payments will not be transmitted by the bank until the business day following the official holiday observation (Tuesday, January 2, 2024). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions regarding your…
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NYCDCC Welfare Fund’s Telehealth Provider To Change From MDLIVE to Teladoc Health

Effective January 1, 2024, Independence Administrators will change their virtual care provider from MDLIVE to Teladoc Health (“Teladoc”). This change only applies to Active and Pre-Medicare retirees/dependents who are covered through Independence Administrators. The transition to Teladoc offers members the following: - A Larger Network. Teladoc’s network is about 3…
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield to Transition Name to Anthem BlueCross BlueShield: New ID Cards for Dental Plan to be Issued Prior to January 1, 2024

Please note that effective January 1, 2024, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, which is your current dental provider, will transition its name to Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. Be assured that this change will not impact your pricing, networks, coverage, or level of support or service. Prior to the effective date of the name…
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Reminder: Health Insurance Deductibles to Reset on January 1, 2024

The NYCDCC Benefit Funds would like to remind you that your health insurance deductibles will reset on January 1, 2024. Your deductible is the dollar amount you must pay each calendar year before the Plan pays benefits for covered In-Network and Out-of-Network services. With this reset deadline approaching, we encourage…
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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room: Which Should You Choose?

When you require immediate care, it is never something for which you are necessarily prepared. Consequently, it is sometimes difficult to know whether Urgent Care or the Emergency Room (“ER”) is the right place to go. Not only can making this choice impact your health, it can also impact you financially since ER…
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Quarterly Vacation Payments for December to be Disbursed on or about December 1st

Please be advised that your "December" vacation payments, regardless of whether you are being paid via rapid! PayCard or direct deposit, will be issued on or about Friday, December 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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Lung Cancer: Risk Factors and Improving Your Lung Health

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among American men and women, and 8 out of 10 people with lung cancer got it from smoking. For Lung Cancer Awareness month, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund is sharing educational materials with our members, so they can learn about the risk…
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Reminder: Preventive Care & Immunizations

Preventive Care services, which are regulated by the Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) and provided through the NYCDCC Welfare Fund (”the Fund”), include outpatient services and office services. Screenings and other services are covered as Preventive Care for adults and children with no current symptoms or prior history of a medical…
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National Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 1st-7th is National Mental Illness Awareness Week and the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund, in an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and to provide support to those seeking treatment, would like to promote this cause to our members and their dependents.  Did…
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Memorial Sloan Kettering

Did you know... - 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. - 1 in 6 breast cancers occurs in women ages 40-49. - 3 out of 4 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease and are not considered a high…
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Working Together to Prevent Suicide NATIONAL SUICIDE AND CRISIS LIFELINE CALL OR TEXT 988 Take a Minute Taking a minute to reach out to someone in your community – a family member, friend, colleague or even a stranger – could change the course of another’s life. Individuals who have survived…
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Independence Administrators to Send Out Updated ID Cards this Week

Please be advised that due to a misprint on the original ID cards sent out by Independence Administrators, all eligible members and dependents will be receiving new cards in the mail sometime this week (or soon after). The original ID cards stated that the copayment for an Urgent Care visit…
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