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Monitoring Vision and Dental Health is Vital to your Well-being

We’re well acquainted with the importance of eating healthy, exercising, and having regular checkups with our doctor. In fact, these are all crucial to maintain good health. However, many people seem to forget about two increasingly important aspects of their health: Vision and dental health. According to the Centers for…
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MSK Direct- Early Detection Saves Lives

The NYCDCC Welfare Fund partners with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), through MSK Direct, a program that provides you special access to world-class cancer care. What You Get with MSK Direct As a NYCDCC Welfare Fund participant, you and your family have dedicated access to MSK’s exceptional cancer care…
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November is National Family Caregiver Month

For over 20 years, presidents have designated November as National Family Caregivers Month to honor the more than 40 million caregivers across the country who support aging parents, ill loved ones, or those with disabilities who remain at home.  Many of us will identify with the role of caregiver at…
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is officially recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death globally, with a survival rate of only 15%. It is the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States, and the CDC estimates that over 2.2 million…
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Be Aware of Requests for Zoom Meetings Received Via Phone or Text Message from Non-Benefit Funds or Local Union-Related Numbers

The Benefit Funds has recently received reports from some members stating that they have been contacted by a person (or persons) posing as representatives of the Fund Office or one of the Local Unions. In these contacts, members have asserted that the representative has requested to meet with them via…
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day- October 23rd, 2021

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is supported by the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") and addresses a crucial public health and safety issue: misuse of prescription drugs. According to the 2020 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ("SAMHSA"), approximately 11 million people misused prescription pain relievers in 2020.…
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Benefits of Repaying Your Coronavirus-Related Distribution (“CRD”) through Prudential

Participants who took a Coronavirus-Related Distribution (“CRD”) from their New York City District Council of Carpenters Annuity Fund account through Prudential in 2020 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act may repay any amount back to their account. Your repayment is considered a tax-free rollover as long…
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REMINDER: 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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Prudential Now Offering Virtual One-on-One Retirement Consultations

Did you know that you now have access to virtual one-on-one retirement consultations at no cost to you? Through Prudential, you can schedule a time that works for you and then join your secure meeting space from wherever you are. During these consultations, you can review your account and retirement…
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October Breast Cancer Awareness Virtual Event with Memorial Sloan Kettering

Our members are invited to join a virtual event presented by the Department of Radiology of MSK’s Women on the Move (MWM) Employee Resource Network on Wednesday, October 13. During this webinar, MWM's speakers will discuss the importance of annual screening mammograms and overall breast health in regards to breast…
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Cancer Care Cannot Wait

Ariel’s Story:  A Breast Cancer Survivor October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an ideal time to promote breast health for NYCDCC members and your families. Ariel was a healthy, 38-year-old mother of two when she was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer.  “We were all so surprised because I have…
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Highlights of the NYCDCC Pension Plan for “Regular Retirement”

Our members’ opinions are important to us, and it is our goal to be responsive when any questions are raised, or feedback is given. As such, we appreciate the responses we recently received from you in our August email blast poll question. In this poll, you let us know that…
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Getting the Best Value from Your Doctor’s Visits

Every day in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people go to the doctor’s office. In fact, about 85% of adults and 95.6% of children have seen a physician in the past year.1 What this statistic means is that you’ll likely be making your own visit to a doctor…
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Remembering 9/11: 20 Years Later

It has been 20 years since the events of 9/11 occurred, yet the images of that day are still fresh in our minds and the repercussions for some are still being felt just as strongly as they were two decades ago. Thankfully, here at the heart of New York, we…
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

NATIONAL SUICIDE LIFELINE 1-800-273-8255 or text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to the Crisis Text Line. For assistance with Referrals and Resources contact MEND at: 395 Hudson Street 5th Floor New York, NY 10014 212-366-7590 or MEND@NYCCBF.org During September, the MEND program joins The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as…
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September is National Recovery Month

Every year, Americans across the country observe September as National Recovery Month. This is a time of year the Benefit Funds likes to use to promote awareness and educate our members on the various issues that many of those with addiction face, and the different treatment options available to them. The goal…
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Upcoming Quarterly Vacation Payments to be Transmitted on or about September 1st

Please be advised that your "September" vacation payments, regardless of whether you are being paid via rapid! PayCard or direct deposit, will be transmitted on or about Wednesday, September 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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How Pensioners and Future Pensioners Can Access Personal Benefits Information Through the Member Log-In Area of the NYDCC Benefit Funds’ Website

Regardless of whether you are already a pensioner or you are vested and eligible to eventually receive a pension upon retirement through the New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC”) Pension Fund, you have the ability to access important personal benefits information through the Member Log-In area of the…
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Every year, local and national health officials such as the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) and the New York Department of Health (“NYDH”) observe August as a time to recognize the importance of staying up-to-date on your vaccinations. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, the message is more important than ever. Immunizations…
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The NYCDCC Welfare Fund and MSK Direct Presents: Be Sun Smart

Healthy skin starts by being sun smart to protect yourself and reduce sun exposure. Some of the essential steps you can take to keep your skin healthy are to keep an eye out for changing spots and moles during monthly self-exams and to apply sunscreen daily. By increasing your skin…
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