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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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Summer Promotions for Eyeglasses from CPS Optical

Great news for NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants and dependents! CPS Optical is now offering summer promotions (up until 8/31/22) for purchases of eyeglasses at CPS Optical locations. You can get $50 off transitions or a second pair of eyeglasses. To learn more, click the flyer below and/or visit www.cpsoptical.com. 
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Save the Date: Picnic, Charity Softball Tournament, and Benefits Fair September 24th at Cunningham Park!

On Saturday, September 24th, 2022, 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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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety

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 skin cancer. This July, we encourage you to be sun smart and follow…
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Effective July 1, 2022: NYCDCC Welfare Fund to Implement a Number of Improvements to Comply with No Surprises Act

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2022, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund (the "Fund") is implementing a number of improvements to the Plan to comply with the No Surprises Act (the “NSA”). The Summary of Material Modifications ("SMM") included below advises you of changes to…
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2022-2023 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners Honored at Luncheon

After a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Luncheon returned! On Thursday, June 23rd, winners of the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship were recognized by the Board of Trustees at a luncheon in Manhattan. For those who may not be aware, the…
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NYCDCC Benefit Funds Launches Accessibility Widget for Website

The NYCDCC Benefit Funds is proud to announce that we have just launched an accessibility widget for our website. The widget, which comes by way of AccessiBe and is located on the bottom right corner of your screen, is meant to assist website visitors in experiencing content in the most…
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Board of Trustees Approves Benefit Improvement for NYCDCC Pension Fund Participants

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the NYCDCC Pension Fund is pleased to announce that on or about July 1, 2022, the current applicable benefit rate (“ABR”) for each benefit credit earned prior to January 1, 1999 will increase by 25% for active Participants and Participants in pay status.…
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Men’s Health Awareness- Prostate Screening Information Courtesy of MSK Direct

For many men, the fear of prostate cancer can be overwhelming. Luckily, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund's partner, MSK Direct, has developed prostate screening educational materials meant to encourage early prostate screening for males over age 45. Learning about the risk factors associated with developing prostate cancer, such as age, family…
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Participate in MSK’s Community Health Needs Assessment by June 30th

To better understand the major health challenges impacting the communities around us, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) survey. We ask you to take this 10-minute anonymous survey to offer feedback on the health needs that are most important to you and your…
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National Prevention Week (May 8-14): Raising Awareness of Preventing Substance Use and Promoting Positive Mental Health

National Prevention Week is a week-long observance used to raise awareness and action around the prevention of substance use as well as to promote positive mental health. National Prevention Week strives to boost community involvement, foster collaboration among public health organizations, and promote the spread of quality resources on substance…
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May is National Fitness & Sports Month

[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://nyccbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/May-is-National-Sports-and-Fitness-Month-1080p-220330.mp4"][/video] National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, which takes place in May, is a time to recognize and promote physical activity and the advantages of sports participation. Physical activity is essential for good health and happiness, no matter your age. Getting active may improve overall fitness and…
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Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund is pleased to announce that twenty-five (25) students have been awarded the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. Each student will now receive a $3,500.00 per year scholarship, which…
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MSK Webinar 4/21/22: A Guide to Navigating Cancer Care Before and After a Diagnosis

Join MSK experts to learn about steps you can take to guide yourself or a family member through the cancer diagnosis process. Speakers will discuss important topics such as:  Access to care and selecting a provider or care facility Ways to manage and cope with the concerns or fears associated…
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What Type of Behavioral Health Professional is Right for You?

  [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://nyccbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Kinds-of-Behavioral-Healthcare-1080p-220413.mp4"][/video] There are many types of behavioral health professionals. Below is a listing of the types of professionals, including their areas of expertise and training, to help you select the type of treatment that is right for you. Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who have completed…
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Save The Date: 51st Graduating Apprentice Exhibits And Open House

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center will be holding its 51st Annual Graduating Apprentice Exhibits and Open House on April 13th, 2022. The graduating apprentices will participate in building projects for the trades of General Carpentry, Interior Systems, Dock Builder & Timbermen, Floor Covering Millwright and…
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NYCDCC Benefit Funds to Launch New and Improved Member Login for Viewing Personal Benefits

In an effort to improve the online experience of the NYCDCC membership, the Benefit Funds is pleased to announce that we will be launching a newly redesigned Member Login Portal next week. The official launch will mark the end of an arduous process undertaken to provide you a streamlined, easy-to-navigate…
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NOW AVAILABLE: Updated NYCDCC Welfare Fund Summary Plan Description (“SPD”) for Active/Retired Participants Working in Outside Construction and Shop Employment, and Active/Retired Permanent Staff

The Fund Office is pleased to announce that it recently completed a revised NYCDCC Welfare Fund Summary Plan Description (“SPD”) for Active and Retired Participants Working in Outside Construction and Shop Employment, and Active/Retired Permanent Staff (employees of the District Council, Local Unions, Benefit Funds, Hollow Metal Funds, and CCA…
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

[video poster="https://nyccbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Screenshot-130.png" width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://nyccbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/April-is-Alcohol-Awareness-Month.mp4"][/video] April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this gives us an opportunity to think about our drinking habits and how alcohol affects our lives. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence ("NCADD") established National Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987. NCADD was formed by Marty Mann,…
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Prudential Retirement to be Acquired by Empower Retirement

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://nyccbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Prudential-Empower-Video-720p-220314.mp4"][/video]   There will be No Changes to your Annuity Account as a Result of the Acquisition New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC”) Annuity Fund participants will soon be receiving communications from Prudential Retirement advising that it is nearing the completion of a business transaction…
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