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New Aetna Mailing- Selecting a Primary Care Dentist

Over the next week, eligible NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants will be receiving a secondary mailing from the Benefit Funds concerning dental coverage through Aetna DMO, effective October 1, 2014. This mailing describes how eligible participants can select a Primary Care Dentist (PCD) in Aetna’s network for themselves, as well as…
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Information Concerning Restoration of Dental Coverage through Aetna DMO

By early next week, eligible NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants will be receiving a mailing from the Benefit Funds concerning the restoration of dental benefits through Aetna DMO, effective October 1, 2014. The mailing recaps the general details of the new dental plan and stresses that participants MUST select a Primary…
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Update Concerning Vacation Checks and Assessments

Per the communication from the District Council sent with your Q4 2013 assessment bill, assessment invoices are no longer being mailed to you with your vacation checks by the Benefit Funds. Your assessments are being sent to you by the District Council in a separately mailing on a monthly basis.…
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Are you keeping yourself and your loved ones protected from diseases that can be avoided through immunization? If for any reason you aren’t, it may be time to do so! Immunizations are one of the key ways to staying healthy and preventing illness. This…
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NYCDCC Welfare Fund to Restore Dental Coverage, Reduce Retiree Premiums by Fifty Percent

  On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund is pleased to announce that a plan has been approved for the restoration of dental coverage, as well as a fifty percent reduction in retiree premiums. The reduction of retiree premiums will take effect September 1, 2014, while…
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NYCDCC Welfare Fund Switches Life Insurance Provider to Guardian

After undertaking a competitive bidding process that featured an in-depth financial analysis of offers from several companies, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund’s Board of Trustees recently approved a switch in the Fund’s life insurance provider from Metlife to The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). As a result of this…
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Affordable Care Act Requires Certain Preventive Medications to be Covered at No Cost to Plan Participants

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), a health care law enacted by the federal government, imposes a number of insurance reforms and mandates upon medical and prescription drug plans. Included in these mandates is a requirement for certain preventive medications to be covered at no cost to plan participants. What this…
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Member Services Call Center to Extend Phone Line Availability Beginning 7/14

To better service our plan participants, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds Member Services Call Center will be extending our phone line availability beginning Monday, July 14th. Monday through Thursday, our Call Center hours will be extended from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. Our new hours of availability on these days will be 8:00am…
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July is National Ice Cream Month

YOU SCREAM, WE SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!   Now, we know what you must be thinking… ice cream isn’t the ideal health food, and also doesn’t scream wellness. Well, for the most part you’d be right, but living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean depriving yourself of…
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Board of Trustees Announces Reduction in Fees Charged by NYCDCC Annuity Plan Funds

Great news! The Board of Trustees has approved a reduction in the fees charged to participant’s individual accounts effective July 1, 2014. The fees will be reduced from 0.25% to 0.10%. You will soon receive notification in the mail from Prudential detailing the reduction in fees (if you haven’t already…
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Congratulations to the 2014-15 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners

Twenty-five students were awarded the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. Each student will now receive a $3,500.00 per year scholarship, which is renewable up to four years at an accredited college or university. The NYCDCC Benefit Funds would like to extend our congratulations to the…
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June Vacation Checks Update

A number of members have recently called the Benefit Funds to inquire about your upcoming June vacation checks. To help answer your questions, we have prepared the following update: The vacation checks (covering the 1st quarter of 2014), will be mailed Friday, June 6, 2014.   If you wish to…
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June is National Safety Month

Whether it be on the job site or in your home, we should always be thinking SAFETY FIRST! Life is full of bumps, scrapes, and bruises, and sometimes it throws us a curveball that we weren’t ready for or expecting. Unfortunately, there’s no foolproof way of removing and/or protecting ourselves…
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Member Services to Extend Phone Hours on Mondays Beginning June 2nd

Beginning Monday, June 2nd, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds Member Services Department will be extending our phone line availability on Mondays from 5PM to 6:30PM. This change is being made to give members a wider daily timeframe to call in with their benefits questions. Once the change takes place, our new…
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield Offers Special Programs to Eligible Welfare Fund Participants

NYCDCC members who are eligible participants in the Welfare Fund not only have medical coverage available to them, but they are also entitled to take part in special programs offered by Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Among the special programs that Empire BlueCross BlueShield offers are 24/7 Nurseline and Future Moms. 24/7…
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May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Let’s get physical! Now that the warm weather is finally upon us, there’s no better time to start getting into shape and developing an exercise routine than right now. We know that many of you will say, “I want to, but there’s just not enough time in the day.” We…
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The NYCDCC Benefit Funds is now on Facebook

In case you haven't seen or heard, in an effort to connect with members on a more personal level, the New York City District Council of Carpenters (NYCDCC) Benefit Funds is now on Facebook! If you want to receive breaking news about your benefits, tips for using your health and…
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Labor Technical College Hosts 45th Annual Graduating Apprentice Contest

On Wednesday, April 16th, the NYCDCC Labor Technical College (LTC) hosted its 45th Annual Graduating Apprentice Contest. The exciting event not only featured competition among highly skilled apprentices, but it also served as a showcase for industry trends and demonstrations as well. Considering all the action, it was no surprise…
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Important Notice to NYCDCC Members Filing for Unemployment

It has come to our attention that some NYCDCC members who have been out of work long enough to qualify for Unemployment Insurance (Click HERE to check New York State qualifications) have been listing the NYCDCC Benefit Funds as their last employer when filling out the application. This is NOT…
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WC&C Offering 12 College Scholarships in 2014

The Association of Wall Ceiling & Carpentry Industries of New York, Inc. (WC&C) is now offering twelve (12) $3,000 scholarship awards for 2014. Applicants must have a parent who is a member in good standing with the New York City District Council of Carpenters. Scholarships will be open to both…
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