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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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Express Scripts to Allow NYCDCC Welfare Fund Participants to Receive 90-day Supplies of Maintenance Drugs from CVS Pharmacies

Great news! The New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund and Express Scripts, through a new program, are helping you avoid paying higher costs for your daily (maintenance) medications by switching from a 30-day supply to a 90-day supply. Starting August 1st, 2021, you will have a choice…
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Save the Date: Picnic, Charity Softball Tournament, and Benefits Fair September 25th at Cunningham Park!

On Saturday, September 25th, 2021, the New York City District Council of Carpenters will be hosting a family picnic and charity softball tournament at Cunningham Park (Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY, 11366)  beginning at 9:30AM. Additionally, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds will have a Benefits Fair available for you and your family…
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2021-2022 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners: Photo Gallery

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund (the “Fund"), we would like to once again congratulate the recipients of this year’s Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Their achievements, both academically and in their communities, are a testament to their…
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Prostate Cancer Awareness and the Importance of Screenings

In cooperation with our partner, Memorial Sloan Kettering, the New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC” Welfare Fund) would like to present you the following information concerning prostate cancer awareness and the importance of screenings. What is a prostate? The prostate is a gland found in people assigned male…
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Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign: Individual and Community Fast Facts

As a continued part of the MEND Program's campaign to promote Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to present some important mental health "fast facts," courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness ("NAMI"). Please use these to encourage discussion with your community, whether through social media or other…
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The MEND Program Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

During May, the MEND program joins The National Alliance on Mental Illness ("NAMI") as part of the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental…
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MSK Direct: What you need to know about Vaccines and COVID-19

Last month, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund promoted several webinars hosted by our partner, Memorial Sloan Kettering. Of particular interest was a webinar related to COVID-19 vaccinations, which was entitled "What you need to know about Vaccines and COVID-19." This webinar, which featured two of MSK’s vaccines experts, Dr. Ushma Neill…
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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 academic year. Each student will now receive a $3,500.00 per year scholarship, which…
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Accessing LiveHealth Online for Mental Health or Substance Abuse Assistance

If you or your dependent(s) are seeking outpatient services for mental health or substance use, please know that help is available and accessible from any electronic device with internet access. You can have a confidential virtual visit with a licensed clinician at www.LiveHealthOnline.com. Follow the steps below to access assistance…
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Enhancing your Member Services Experience: Optimal Call Times and Other Options

The mission of our Member Services Department is to provide the highest quality of member-focused customer service, benefit knowledge, and support. As such, we’re always striving for ways to enhance the member experience and accessibility. To that end, we want to make you aware of the best times to call…
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NYCDCC Welfare Fund Partner Memorial Sloan Kettering to Host Vaccine Webinar, Minority Cancer Awareness Month Virtual Events in April

The New York City District Council of Carpenters ("NYCDCC") Welfare Fund would like to draw your attention to several virtual events that will be hosted by its partner, Memorial Sloan Kettering, in April. Please read below to learn more and click the flyers for details.  Memorial Sloan Kettering ("MSK") Virtual Events…
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