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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

In honor of National Cancer Prevention Month, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund has collaborated with Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Direct to help raise awareness about the importance of cancer screening and prevention. Screenings help detect cancer early when it’s easier to treat. We encourage you to take MSK’s short assessment to…
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Express Scripts, United States Government Offer Ways to get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Good news! Both Express Scripts and the United States Government are offering ways for you to get free at home Covid-19 tests. To learn more, please review the information below. *Express Scripts Navigating COVID-19 can be hard, but Express Scripts is making it easy for you to afford an at-home…
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February is American Heart Month

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Tips for Financial Well-being

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Cybersecurity: Reusing Your Login Credentials May be Putting You at Risk

The NYCDCC Benefit Funds wants to help you keep your information safe, and we are regularly updating our account safety protocols and sharing information to keep you secure. Recently, the New York State Attorney General's Office issued a consumer alert, warning New Yorkers of cyberattacks targeting customers who use the…
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Benefit Funds Launches New Educational Video Library for Members

As a major part of our continued efforts to communicate your benefits to you in more easily understood mediums, the Benefit Funds has created a new educational video library meant to assist you in better comprehending your welfare, pension, and annuity benefits, as well as provide you important information and…
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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

More than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. As much…
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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Update for Members who Wish to Visit the Fund Office or Carpenters Training Center

Effective December 27, 2021, in order to enter the Benefit Funds Office or the Carpenters Training Center, members must provide proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Those members who have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine series by December 27, 2021…
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield to Mail New ID Cards in Early 2022

Beginning in early 2022, Empire BlueCross BlueShield will be sending out new ID cards to Active participants/dependents and Non-Medicare Eligible Retiree participants/dependents in the New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC”) Welfare Fund. These ID cards are being generated and mailed as a result of new federal transparency regulations…
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Happy Holidays from the Benefit Funds!

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The Holidays and your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The holiday season typically is a time of joyful celebrations with family and friends. Many people look forward to gathering together, exchanging gifts, and celebrating traditions. However, this holiday season, COVID-19 continues to add stress and uncertainty to these normally happy occasions. Here are some things to keep in mind…
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MSK Virtual Event: Holidays During the Era of COVID-19

Please join the Abyssinian Baptist Church and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for a free online educational event. Hear from a panel of MSK experts who will discuss the unique mental toll that the pandemic has taken on all of us. The panel will provide guidance on staying mentally and…
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Tips for Staying Healthy During the Winter

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, to celebrate life, to be grateful, and to reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate – and safeguard – the gift of health. “The holiday season is a time to reflect on family…
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Understanding Your Short-Term Disability Benefits

How Short-Term Disability Works The NYCDCC Welfare Fund’s Short-Term Disability Plan pays a weekly short-term disability benefit to Active Employees who become disabled and unable to work as the result of an injury or illness that is not work-related. Retirees who work in Covered Employment and become disabled are also…
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Quarterly Vacation Payments for December were Transmitted Today, December 1st

Please be advised that your "December" vacation payments, regardless of whether you are being paid via rapid! PayCard or direct deposit, were transmitted today, December 1st. You should check your balance by end-of-day today to confirm receipt of your payment. You can do so in the following ways: rapid! PayCard-…
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National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 1-7, 2021

The first week of December (1-7) is National Handwashing Awareness Week. This week promotes both individual cleanliness and healthy living from where it starts: our hands. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), keeping hands clean is one of the best steps against illness and the spread of…
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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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