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Keep your Money Clocked in Long after you Clock Out

As you inch closer toward a decision to retire, it’s important that you prepare for that next chapter by having an understanding of how keeping your hard-earned money in the NYCDCC Annuity Plan (“the Plan”) is beneficial to you. As a participant of the Plan, your employer(s) makes contributions on…
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50th Annual 4th Year Graduating Apprentice Open House/Exhibit- Carpenters Training Center Thank You!

  The New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center Peter Bennett                                             Richard Wong Director of Training                                  Assistant Director  Would like to give a Special Thank You to…  The Leadership of the New York City District Council of Carpenters The New York City District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds The…
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Vacation Statements to go Paperless Beginning with September 2019 Payouts

Beginning with your September 2019 vacation payments, in an effort to continue cutting administrative costs while utilizing more efficient communications technologies, you will no longer be receiving paper statements in the mail prior to receiving your payout. Instead, you will have full access to all of the same information that…
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NYCDCC Training Center (“CTC”) Hosts 50th Annual 4th Year Graduating Apprentice Open House/Exhibit

On Wednesday, April 24th, the NYCDCC Training Center ("CTC") hosted its 50th Annual 4th Year Graduating Apprentice Open House/Exhibit. The highly anticipated annual event once again served not only to showcase the skills apprentices have learned during their last four years at the CTC, but it also provided spirited competition,…
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NEW: Information Regarding Dependent Eligibility Audit Being Conducted by BMI on Behalf of the NYCDCC Welfare Fund

In February, the Fund Office notified you via our website, newsletter, social media pages, and email system, that the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund (the "Fund") had contracted with BMI Audit Services, LLC ("BMI") to perform an audit of dependent(s) enrolled in its plan beginning sometime…
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Recapping Important Rules and Regulations that Govern your NYCDCC Annuity Fund through Prudential

Loans- The Plan lets you borrow from your Account balance. To apply for a loan, you must be a participant and you may not already have three outstanding loans. More specifically: You are allowed to initiate two (2) loans in a plan year, not to exceed three (3) at one…
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Importance of Submitting Changes in Addresses to the Fund Office

During the course of a given year, the Fund Office, along with various providers such as Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Express Scripts, ASO/SIDS, and Prudential, among others, send paper mailings to your homes. Although advances in modern technology have somewhat reduced the necessity of paper mailings, such mailings are often still…
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Congratulations to the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year. Each student will now receive a $3,500.00 per year scholarship, which…
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Board of Trustees Appoints New Director of Training for NYCDCC Carpenters Training Center

The Board of Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC”) Apprenticeship, Journeyman Retraining, Educational, and Industry Fund recently appointed Peter Bennett to the position of Director of Training for the NYCDCC Carpenters Training Center (“CTC”). Mr. Bennett, who has been a member of Millwright Local 740…
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Beware of Entities Posing as Unofficial Representatives of the MEND Program

In 2016, as part of its focus on fostering a healthy work and life-balance for its participants and their dependents, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund launched the Members Education and Network for Dependency (“MEND”) Program. Since its inception, the MEND Program has successfully provided participants…
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Save the Date: NYCDCC Training Center’s 50th Annual Graduating Apprentice Exhibits and Open House

Save the Date! On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center ("CTC") is hosting exhibits and an open house for its graduating apprentice class at 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY, 10014, 2nd floor. All are welcome to attend! Please…
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How to Get the Most out of Your Doctor’s Visits

Every day in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people go to the doctor’s office. Statistics show that more than 80% of adults and 90% of children see at least one health care professional each year. What this means is that you will likely be making your own visit to a…
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: BMI to Conduct Dependent Eligibility Audit on Behalf of the NYCDCC Welfare Fund

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund (the "Fund") has contracted with BMI Audit Services, LLC ("BMI") to perform an audit of dependent(s) enrolled in its plan. The audit is scheduled to begin sometime in early-mid April of 2019. If you have an enrolled dependent(s), you will soon…
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REMINDER: How to Enter Direct Deposit Information for Vacation Payments

As all of you are now aware, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund moved to paperless vacation payments in September of 2017. This means you are now receiving your vacation payments through direct deposit or a rapid! PayCard Debit Mastercard. For those of you who are currently receiving your payments via a…
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Understanding and Preventing Health Care Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Fraud, waste, and abuse in the health care industry is a rapidly growing problem. As such, it is important for you to understand what each of these issues are and what you can do to prevent them from having a negative effect on your life. To begin with, let’s take…
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NYCDCC Annuity Fund Participants Receive $200 Disbursement to Individual Accounts

Great news! The Board of Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Annuity Plan is pleased to announce that a disbursement of assets from the Plan’s administrative account has been added to its participants’ accounts. Thanks to cost savings and investment gains, the administrative account of the…
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Updates to New York’s Paid Family Leave Law: Effective January 1, 2019

On January 1, 2018, New York State introduced its Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) Law. PFL is a law that requires job-protected, paid time off from work for private employees: to care for a seriously ill family member; to bond with a newborn, adopted, or foster child; or for military exigency…
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MEND CORNER: Suicide Prevention

Suicide Can Be Prevented Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide. We Can All Take Action Evidence shows that providing support services, talking about suicide, reducing access to means…
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Prudential Upgrades Website with Emphasis on Financial Wellness in Mind

As of December 3, 2018, Prudential, the company through which the New York City District Council of Carpenters Annuity Fund is administered, upgraded its website. The upgraded website, which you can find at www.prudential.com/nycdccbf, was redesigned with an emphasis on financial wellness in mind. Prudential’s website now features a tab…
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Access to Voluntary One Call Diagnostic Testing Program Delayed Indefinitely

In October of this year, we reported to you via our website, newsletter, social media pages, and email blast system, that effective January 1, 2019, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) would begin offering access to One Call, a voluntary program that provides reduced…
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