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Getting COVID-19 Testing and Antibody Testing through Empire BlueCross BlueShield

June 1, 2020
Active NYCDCC members and pre-Medicare retirees eligible for Empire BlueCross BlueShield health coverage through the Welfare Fund have several cost-free, […]

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Extension of Deadlines for COBRA Elections, COBRA Payments & Other Items

May 12, 2020
Pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), different deadlines apply to certain actions required by you […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 6, 2020
During May, the MEND program joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Emotional well-being is especially important […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19)-Related Distributions & Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance

May 4, 2020
Some questions have arisen regarding whether taking a COVID-19-related distribution from the Annuity Fund per the special rules of the […]

MSK Direct Launches Personalized Website, Creates Unique COVID-19 Cancer Guide for NYCDCC Welfare Fund Participants

May 4, 2020
Since September 1, 2019, the New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC”) Welfare Fund, through a partnership with MSK […]

Department of Labor (“DOL”) Issues COVID-19 FAQs for Employee Benefit Plan Participants and Beneficiaries

April 30, 2020
On Tuesday, April 28th, the DOL issued COVID-19 FAQs for Employee Benefit Plan Participants and Beneficiaries. To view this document, […]

Issues with Incorrect Annuity Account Balances on Prudential’s Website to be Addressed

April 24, 2020
The Fund Office is aware that some members may be experiencing issues with their annuity account balances. We are in […]

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Provides Link to Help Participants Find Local COVID-19 Testing Facilities

April 22, 2020
Empire BlueCross BlueShield, through a partnership with Castlight Health, has provided us a link to help you find COVID-19 testing […]

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners

April 21, 2020
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund is pleased to […]

Important Information Concerning Unemployment Insurance Call Backs and Potential Scams

April 17, 2020
For those of you who recently filed for unemployment, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds would like to provide you an important […]