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Change-of-Address Form
Health Insurance Claim Form- Empire
Health Plan Enrollment Form
Health Plan Enrollment- Required Documents
Medicare and You 2017
NYCDCC Beneficiary Designation Form
Prescription Mail Order Form- English
Prescription Mail Order Form- Spanish
Private Health Information Authorization Form
Proof of Claim for Disability Benefits
SBC Uniform Glossary

To request any forms or documents that you do not see available on the website, please call the Benefit Funds Call Center at (800) 529-FUND (3863) or (212) 366-7373.

FAQs

I moved. How can I change my address?
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According to the guidelines of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds, all address changes must be done in person at the Fund Office with a valid photo ID, or by returning an original notarized change of address form by mail. Faxed Change of Address forms will not be accepted. You can find the Change of Address form here: Change of Address Form
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What happens to my Life Insurance money if I die without a Beneficiary?
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If you are eligible for Welfare Benefits at the time of your death and do not have a Beneficiary on file, payments will be made in the following order:

• your surviving spouse or, if none

• your children in equal shares, or, if none,

• your parents in equal shares or, if none,

• your brothers and sisters in equal shares, or, if none,

• your estate.

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What are the guidelines to retire with medical benefits?
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To be eligible for Welfare coverage as a Retiree, you must satisfy one of the three requirements below:

• You have reached the age of 55 and earned a minimum of 30 Vesting Credits with the New York City District Council of Carpenters Pension Fund (“Pension Fund”).

• You have reached the age of 55, earned at least 20 Vesting Credits under the Pension Fund and, during the 60-month period immediately preceding the effective date of your pension, you are eligible as an Active Employee for at least 24 months; or

• You have reached the age of 55, have 25 years with at least 250 hours worked in Covered Employment, have earned at least 15 Vesting Credits under the Pension Fund and during the 60-month period immediately preceding the effective date of your pension, you are eligible as an Active Employee for at least 24 months.

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How can I add my spouse and/or children to my coverage?
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You can add your dependents by filling out a Health Plan Enrollment Form and submitting the required documents.  
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What should I do about unpaid medical bills?
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If you are a non-Medicare eligible member, contact Empire BlueCross BlueShield. You can log onto www.empireblue.com and register to view your claims that have been processed. If a claim was denied by Empire BlueCross BlueShield, contact Empire for appeal instructions. If you are Medicare eligible, contact UnitedHealthcare at 1 (888) 736-7441 or www.UHCRetiree.com.
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How do I obtain my Empire BlueCross BlueShield card?
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If you are a non-Medicare eligible member, you can request a card by calling Empire directly (800) 553-9603 or via internet at www.empireblue.com. If you are Medicare-eligible, you can contact UnitedHealthcare at 1 (888) 736-7441 or www.UHCRetiree.com.
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What are the prescription drug copayments?
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Express Scripts is your pharmacy benefit manager. Retail co-payments are $15 for generic, $25 for preferred, and $40 for non-preferred prescriptions. Additionally, mail order co-payments are $25 for generic, $45 for preferred, and $75 for non-preferred prescriptions. *Note that mail-order co-payments represent a three month supply.
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*Disclaimer: The Funds have prepared these informal answers to frequently asked questions for the convenience of our participants and contributing employers.  The Funds have made every effort to provide accurate answers, but they are not legally binding and do not address every possible situation.  The Collection Policy, Trust Agreements, and Collective Bargaining Agreements are official legal documents and supersede any inconsistent statements herein.