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NYCDCC Training Center (“CTC”) Hosts 48th Annual 4th Year Graduating Apprentice Open House/Exhibit

April 13, 2017
On Wednesday, April 12th, the NYCDCC Training Center (“CTC”) hosted its 48th Annual 4th Year Graduating Apprentice Open House/Exhibit. The […]

Don’t Forget to Take Advantage of LiveHealth Online!

April 11, 2017
Effective September 1, 2016 the NYCDCC Welfare Fund launched LiveHealth Online. If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t forget to […]

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners

March 22, 2017
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds is pleased to announce that twenty-five students were recently […]

Save the Date: NYCDCC Training Center’s 48th Annual Graduating Apprentice Event

March 15, 2017
Save the Date! On Wednesday, April 12th, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training […]

MEND Corner: Use and Abuse of Opiates

March 9, 2017
As a part of its focus on fostering a healthy work and life-balance for its members and their dependents, the […]

March 2017- Vacation Payments Update

March 1, 2017
Some participants have recently contacted the Benefit Funds to inquire about March vacation payments. To help answer your questions, we have […]

Important Information for Your 2016 Taxes Regarding Health Coverage and Form 1095-B (or C)

February 28, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) now requires that you report whether or not you had health coverage when you […]

NYCDCC Benefit Funds to Launch Mass Email Blast Program for Members and Retirees in March

February 24, 2017
In a continued effort to expand our communications outlets, the New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC”) Benefit Funds […]

Revisions Made to Simplify Change-of-Address Form Submission Procedures

February 21, 2017
  Effective immediately, the New York City District Council of Carpenters (“NYCDCC”) Benefit Funds, along with the District Council, have […]

Free Services and Transactions Associated with Vacation Debit Cards

February 17, 2017
The New York City District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, recently announced a […]

Vacation Benefits to be Paid via Debit Card Beginning in June

February 14, 2017
Effective for your first quarter vacation payment (payable in the first week of June 2017), the New York City District […]

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (“SCA”) in Adolescents through Early Detection Heart Screenings

February 8, 2017
As your children grow up and begin to advance through the awkward stages of puberty, worrying about potential adolescent heart […]

Online Password Resets for Member Log-In Now Available

January 16, 2017
Over the past several months, we have received feedback from members requesting the ability to reset forgotten passwords on their […]

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Creates New Dedicated Phone Number for NYCDCC Members

January 9, 2017
      Effective January 1, 2017, Empire BlueCross BlueShield created a new dedicated phone number for NYCDCC members who […]

Prevention of Lower Back Pain

January 3, 2017
Lower back pain, alongside cancer, are the top two conditions that are most costly to the NYCDCC Welfare Fund and […]

Empire BlueCross BlueShield to Send out New ID Cards in Coming Weeks

December 19, 2016
Beginning in the last week of December and extending into early January of 2017, Empire BlueCross BlueShield will be sending […]

REMINDER: Be Sure to Elect a Beneficiary for your NYCDCC Annuity Account

December 12, 2016
REMINDER: It is important to elect a beneficiary for your NYCDCC Annuity Fund account with Prudential and to update your […]

MEND Program’s Holiday Gathering & Open House

December 5, 2016
Please join us for the MEND Program’s Holiday Gathering & Open House. The MEND Program is an exclusive program for […]

December Vacation Checks Update

December 2, 2016
Some participants have recently contacted the Benefit Funds to inquire about December vacation checks. To help answer your questions, we […]

Maintaining Happiness During the Holiday Season

November 30, 2016
The holiday season is a time to celebrate and spread feelings of happiness and joy to all those around you. […]

MEND Program: Peer Support Group Launch Meeting

November 22, 2016
The Members Education and Network for Dependency (“MEND”) Program  will soon be holding an initial meeting to launch a Peer Support Group […]

Take Advantage of Empire’s Complimentary Health & Wellness Programs

November 3, 2016
As an eligible participant in the NYCDCC Welfare Fund (the “Welfare Fund”), you have access to health coverage administered by […]

The Worst Autumn Health Habits

October 31, 2016
Autumn is the time of year when colder weather approaches and days become shorter. It’s also the time of year […]

NYCDCC Welfare Fund to Reduce Annual Deductibles by Fifty Percent

October 14, 2016
The Board of Trustees of the NYCDCC Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017, […]

The Importance of Vision and Dental Health

September 30, 2016
Staying healthy isn’t just about making sure you eat right, take vitamins, and exercise daily. As a matter of fact, […]

The NYCDCC Benefit Funds Expands its Social Media Presence to Twitter

September 14, 2016
In a continued effort to connect and communicate with members in as many ways as possible, the New York City […]

Be Sure to Always Use the Most Current ID Cards Issued by your Vendors

September 7, 2016
There are times when new ID cards are issued to you and/or your spouse by the various service providers retained […]

September is Healthy Aging Month

August 31, 2016
As we get older, we tend to become less motivated and forget about the importance of staying healthy… not only […]

NYCDCC Benefit Funds Launches Members Education and Network for Dependency (“MEND”) Program

August 23, 2016
As a part of its focus on fostering a healthy work and life-balance for its members and their dependents, the […]

Introducing: The Empire Anywhere App

August 16, 2016
In today’s world, many of us are forced to be on the go 24/7. Unfortunately though, whether you enjoy this […]

Introducing LiveHealth Online: A New Way to Visit a Doctor without even going to the Doctor’s Office

August 10, 2016
We have great news for NYCDCC members who are eligible participants in the Welfare Fund. Effective September 1, 2016, you […]

Save the Date: Picnic, Charity Softball Tournament, and Benefits Fair September 17th at Cunningham Park!

August 8, 2016
On Saturday, September 17th, the New York City District Council of Carpenters will be hosting a family picnic and charity […]

Coming Soon: Launch of Members Education and Network for Dependency (“MEND”) Program

August 3, 2016
The New York City District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds will soon be offering an exclusive substance abuse program for […]

The Dangers of Heat Exposure

July 29, 2016
Heat is one of the top weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In […]

Deciding Between Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Rooms

July 18, 2016
In the past, we have written articles for you about when it is appropriate to use an Emergency Room (“ER”) […]

2016-17 Scholarship Winners Honored at Luncheon in Manhattan

July 6, 2016
     On Thursday, June 30th, 2016, twenty-five winners of the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship were honored in Manhattan […]

Tips for Staying Healthy on the Job

June 30, 2016
As a carpenter, or someone who has a job related to the industry, work can easily get in the way […]

The NYCDCC Benefit Funds Welcomes New Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer

June 29, 2016
After an exhaustive year-long search, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce […]

Highlights of the NYCDCC Pension Plan for “Regular Retirement”

June 15, 2016
Participating in a pension plan is one of the best ways to keep yourself, as well as your family, financially […]

June Vacation Checks Update

June 3, 2016
  Some participants have recently contacted the Benefit Funds to inquire about June vacation checks. To help answer your questions, […]

Consider Bicycling as a Mode of Transportation to Improve your Health

May 31, 2016
Whether it’s to increase your exercise regimen, lose weight, or simply lower the cost of transportation, bicycling is a great […]

The Importance of Filing Benefit Shortages

May 10, 2016
If you are an Active Carpenter working for a Contributing Employer in Covered Employment, it is important to ensure that […]

Preventing Exercise Injuries

April 29, 2016
Summer will be here before you know it, which leaves you with just a short amount of time to get […]

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners

April 26, 2016
Twenty-five students were recently awarded the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. Each student will now […]

To Go to the Emergency Room or Not… That is the Question

April 19, 2016
Emergencies can happen any time and at any moment. This goes for whether you accidently cut your finger while making […]

Let Empire BlueCross BlueShield Help you Lose Weight

April 12, 2016
Losing weight doesn’t have to be an awful task. In fact, Empire BlueCross BlueShield has provided a useful tool to […]

Automatic Payment Requirement for Retiree Welfare Coverage Premiums Effective July 1, 2016

April 6, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, all Retirees will be required to pay their monthly premiums for Retiree Welfare coverage via an […]

April is National Autism Awareness Month

March 31, 2016
In April of 1970, the National Autism Society declared April as National Autism Awareness month in an effort to promote […]

Don’t Forget to Designate a Beneficiary for your Annuity Account with Prudential

March 29, 2016
It is important to elect a beneficiary for your NYCDCC Annuity Fund account with Prudential and to update your beneficiary […]

NYCDCC Labor Technical College Hosts 47th Annual 4th Year Graduating Apprentice Contest

March 24, 2016
Click the Image to View Full-Size On Wednesday, March 23rd, the NYCDCC Labor Technical College (LTC) hosted its 47th Annual […]

Access Great Discount Programs through Aetna Dental

March 23, 2016
Did you know that your Aetna Dental plan provided by the NYCDCC Welfare Fund includes access to a wide variety […]

NYCDCC Labor Technical College 47th Annual Graduating Apprentice Event

March 14, 2016
Save the Date! On Wednesday, March 23rd, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College (LTC) is […]

Data Breach Warning for Past and Current Employees of Turner Construction Company

March 8, 2016
The NYCDCC Benefit Funds recently received notification that Turner Construction Company, a Contributing Employer to the Funds, suffered a data […]

March Vacation Checks Update

March 2, 2016
Some participants have recently contacted the Benefit Funds to inquire about March vacation checks. To help answer your questions, we have […]

Building a Healthy Lifestyle

February 29, 2016
March is National Nutrition month, and there is no better time than now to start building a healthy lifestyle. This […]

Important Information for Your 2015 Taxes Regarding Health Coverage and Form 1095-B

February 16, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) now requires that you report whether you had health coverage when you file your […]

Get your Aetna Member ID Cards Online Anytime

February 4, 2016
Life just got easier… Aetna Member ID cards are going digital! Now you can get your member ID cards online […]

February is American Heart Month

January 29, 2016
February is American Heart Month and nobody out there should neglect how important heart health is! In fact, did you […]

Remembering your Empire ID Card just got Easier

January 18, 2016
Have you ever found yourself heading to the doctor, miles away from your home or office, and then suddenly remembered […]

Submitting Vision and Hearing Claims to the Fund Office

January 11, 2016
When submitting a vision or hearing claim to the Fund Office, there are certain rules you need to follow in […]

Get Back On Track after the Holidays

December 30, 2015
The holiday season is coming to an end and most of us are coming to the realization that we enjoyed […]

Get Answers by Using Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s Secure Message Center

December 14, 2015
Do you have questions about your coverage, a claim, or a program? If so, Empire BlueCross BlueShield has a Message […]

December Vacation Checks Update

December 4, 2015
Some participants have recently contacted the Benefit Funds to inquire about December vacation checks. To help answer your questions, we […]

Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

November 30, 2015
‘Tis the season… the holiday season that is! And while the holiday season is a time of joy with family […]

Compliance and Ethics “No Gift” Policy

November 16, 2015
The New York City District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds is committed to a work environment in which the highest […]

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

October 30, 2015
                            November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer has a survival rate of 15% and is currently the […]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Medicare Enrollment Responsibilities and YOU

October 19, 2015
If you and/or your covered dependents are eligible for Medicare, or become eligible for Medicare, and your current Fund eligibility […]

Dependents’ Social Security Numbers Needed for IRS Reporting Requirements

October 9, 2015
Some of you may soon receive a mailing from the NYCDCC Benefit Funds requesting Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for one […]

Save Time and Money by Knowing All Your Quick Care Options

October 5, 2015
What do you do when you’re sick and your doctor isn’t in? Most people end up spending a fortune on […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

September 30, 2015
  National Cyber Security Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U. S. Department […]

Participant Responsibilities to the NYCDCC Welfare Fund Concerning Divorces

September 22, 2015
As an active participant in the NYCDCC Welfare Fund, it is important to remember that you have a responsibility to […]

Express Scripts’ Ask the Pharmacist: Back-to-School Tips

September 11, 2015
If your child has a chronic medical condition such as asthma or diabetes, your back-to-school preparation involves more than new […]

September Vacation Checks Update

September 3, 2015
  Some participants have recently contacted the Benefit Funds to inquire about September vacation checks. To help answer your questions, […]

September is National Recovery Month

August 31, 2015
September is National Recovery Month, also known as, National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. It is a national observance […]

Update Regarding Recent Prudential Mailing to Participants

August 25, 2015
Over the last several days, participants in the Annuity Fund may have received a mailing from Prudential which contains incorrect […]

Save the Date: Picnic, Charity Softball Tournament, and Benefits Fair September 19th at Cunningham Park!

August 18, 2015
On Saturday, September 19th, the New York City District Council of Carpenters will be hosting a family picnic and charity […]

New SPDs Explaining Aetna Dental Coverage Now Posted on Website

August 10, 2015
  New Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) explaining what your Aetna dental plan covers and how the benefits are paid have […]

August is American Adventures Month

July 31, 2015
American Adventures month was founded by its spokesperson, American Adventurer Peter Kulkkula. It is the celebration of vacationing in the […]

Summer Prevention Tips- Skin Cancer Awareness

July 23, 2015
Now that the dog days of summer are here, remember that too much sun, especially without protection, can pose a […]

July is National Grilling Month

June 29, 2015
Get outside and start the grill- It’s National Grilling Month! Not only do you get to experience being outside in the sunshine while you cook, you also get to enjoy the health benefits that result from grilling your food [ ... ]

Be Sure to Keep your Beneficiary Designations Up to Date

June 22, 2015
Life changes often result in the need to update beneficiary designations for your Welfare, Pension, Annuity and Vacation benefits. You should be certain that your beneficiary designations on file at the Benefit Funds Office and [ ... ]

Accessing the Benefit Funds’ Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System

June 19, 2015
In addition to using the NYCDCC Benefit Funds’ website (www.nyccbf.org), or visiting our Member Services Department in person at 395 Hudson Street, you can also find out a variety of information about your personal benefits by [ ... ]

Pension Analyst Appointment Schedule Revised

June 18, 2015
In May, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds announced that we were launching a new pilot program that would allow Pension Fund […]

Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners Honored at Luncheon

June 9, 2015
Earlier today, 25 winners of the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship were honored at the Tribeca Grill in Manhattan as […]

June Vacation Checks Update

June 3, 2015
  Some participants have recently contacted the Benefit Funds to inquire about June vacation checks. To help answer your questions, […]

June is National Great Outdoors Month

June 1, 2015
If you like getting out and enjoying yourself, June is the month for you! It all began with Great Outdoors […]

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners

May 12, 2015
Twenty-five students were recently awarded the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. Each student will now […]

Scheduled Appointments with Pension Analysts now Available

May 11, 2015
Great news! NYCDCC Pension Fund participants now have the opportunity to meet with a Benefit Funds’ Pension Analyst one-on-one to […]

Managing your Annuity Fund Account is Now Easier and more Convenient than Ever

May 1, 2015
-Initiating Loans and Withdrawals Online, Repaying Loans via Automatic Bank Account Deductions now Available! Your New York City District Council […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

April 30, 2015
                  Although the month of May was only officially proclaimed National Mental Health Awareness Month by President Obama in 2013, […]

Updated NYCDCC Welfare Fund SPD for Active Participants Working in Outside Construction & Shop Employment Now Available

April 13, 2015
We recently completed the new NYCDCC Welfare Fund Summary Plan Description (SPD) for Active Participants Working in Outside Construction and […]

Labor Technical College Hosts 46th Annual 4th Year Graduating Apprentice Contest

April 6, 2015
On Wednesday, April 1st, the NYCDCC Labor Technical College (LTC) hosted its 46th Annual 4th Year Graduating Apprentice Contest. The […]

Activity Based Ideas for Kids During Easter/Spring

March 31, 2015
Not everyone celebrates Easter, but surely we are all familiar with chocolate Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny! Over the […]

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

March 31, 2015
April is “Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.” Because of this, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some important information […]

NYCDCC Labor Technical College 46th Annual Graduating Apprentice Event

March 20, 2015
Save the Date! On Wednesday, April 1st, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College (LTC) is […]

3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Financial Well-Being in 2015

March 13, 2015
-Study after study shows that Americans aren’t taking charge of their financial futures. Most people aren’t saving nearly enough, and […]

Aetna Dental Plan – Orthodontia Benefit Enhancement

March 3, 2015
Effective immediately (retroactive to 10/1/14), the Aetna dental plan will now include coverage for orthodontia treatment that was started prior […]

March Vacation Checks Update

March 2, 2015
Some participants have recently called the Benefit Funds to inquire about March vacation checks. To help answer your questions, we […]

Don’t Forget to Eat Your Green Veggies in March and on St. Patrick’s Day

February 27, 2015
  On St. Patrick’s Day, it is customary to wear green… So, why not eat green too? (And we’re not […]

Participant Letter from the NYCDCC Benefit Funds Concerning Anthem/Empire Cyber-Attack

February 26, 2015
As a result of the cyber-attack that recently took place against Anthem, member data was potentially breached. This news affects […]

Anthem/Empire Offering Free Identity Theft Protection for Two Years

February 17, 2015
As you have probably heard or read recently, a significant amount of information has been released concerning the hacking of […]

New Anthem/Empire Cyber Attack FAQ

February 11, 2015
The NYCDCC Benefit Funds just received the following new update from Anthem/Empire concerning the recent cyber attack that took place […]

Update Concerning Recent Cyber Attack on Anthem/Empire

February 9, 2015
Please read the following update concerning the recent cyber attack on Anthem/Empire. Cyber Attack Facts: Anthem/Empire was the target of […]

Healthy Candy Choices for Valentine’s Day and Throughout the Year

January 30, 2015
  It’s a day of indulging in love, celebration, and SWEETS! And we don’t mean sweets as in the nickname […]

Important Vision Benefit Provider Information

January 6, 2015
As the NYCDCC Benefit Funds previously reported, vision benefits for eligible participants and/or dependents was restored effective January 1, 2015. […]

How to Stick to your New Year’s Resolutions in 2015

December 30, 2014
   With each New Year brings new beginnings and new resolutions to be a healthier and better you. How many […]

Understanding Important Welfare Coverage Terms

December 22, 2014
When using your NYCDCC Welfare Fund coverage, it is important to understand the terms that are used in your Summary […]

The NYCDCC Benefit Funds is on the Web… Don’t Forget to Spread the Word!

December 15, 2014
Don’t forget to tell your fellow members that the NYCDCC Benefit Funds is on the web and on Facebook. The […]

Cost Savings, Investment Gains Result in Extra Money for Participants’ Annuity Accounts

December 10, 2014
Great news! The Board of Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Annuity Plan is pleased to […]

New SMM- Restoration of Vision Benefits to the NYCDCC Welfare Fund

December 8, 2014
As the NYCDCC Benefit Funds recently announced via our website (www.nyccbf.org) and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nycdccbf), effective January 1, 2015, […]

December Vacation Checks Update

December 2, 2014
Some participants have recently called the Benefit Funds to inquire about December vacation checks. To help answer your questions, we […]

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December 1, 2014
‘Tis the Season of gift giving! The holiday season is upon us, and that means the hustle and bustle of […]

NYCDCC Welfare Fund Restores Vision Benefits

November 20, 2014
Great news! On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund is pleased to announce that a plan […]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Medicare Enrollment Responsibilities and YOU

November 19, 2014
If you and/or your covered dependents are eligible for Medicare, or become eligible for Medicare, and your current Fund eligibility […]

Announcement Concerning Express Scripts & Medco Merger

November 17, 2014
As you may already know, Express Scripts and Medco merged into one company in April 2012. However, while Express Scripts […]

Introducing Accredo, Express Scripts’ Specialty Pharmacy

November 12, 2014
Here at the NYCDCC Benefit Funds, we understand that taking a specialty medication and managing a complex health condition can […]

November is National Diabetes Month

October 30, 2014
  November is National Diabetes Month. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 30 million children and adults […]

Correction: Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application Due Date is December 15th

October 20, 2014
  In the October 2014 edition of “Benefits Toolbox,” it was stated that applications for the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial […]

In the News: Ebola, Enterovirus D68 Dominate Recent Medical Headlines

October 16, 2014
Over the past several months, you have most likely noticed that two viruses, Ebola and Enterovirus D68, have dominated recent […]

NYCDCC Welfare Fund Now Fully Covers Preventive Breast Cancer Medications

October 1, 2014
As of October 1, 2014, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund is pleased to inform you that all preventive breast cancer medications […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 30, 2014
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 232,340 women were newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2013. Additionally, […]

New SMM- Changes to Disqualifying Employment Rules Concerning NYCDCC Retiree Welfare Coverage

September 24, 2014
Effective December 1, 2014, there will be changes to disqualifying employment rules concerning NYCDCC retiree welfare coverage. These rule changes, […]

Announcement Concerning Continued Use of Metrodent Discount Plan

September 16, 2014
  Beginning October 1, 2014, NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants will still have the option of continuing to access the Metrodent […]

September Vacation Checks Update

September 3, 2014
A number of members have recently called the Benefit Funds to inquire about your upcoming September vacation checks. To help […]

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

August 29, 2014
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every September there is a renewed commitment to curing childhood cancer. Cancer is […]

Don’t Miss the Benefits Fair September 13th at Cunningham Park!

August 27, 2014
In addition to the family picnic and charity softball tournament that is being hosted by the District Council on Saturday, […]

Reminder to Select a Primary Care Dentist

August 26, 2014
If you haven’t already done so, you (and your eligible dependents), must select a Primary Care Dentist (PCD) to be […]

New Aetna Mailing- Selecting a Primary Care Dentist

August 15, 2014
Over the next week, eligible NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants will be receiving a secondary mailing from the Benefit Funds concerning […]

Information Concerning Restoration of Dental Coverage through Aetna DMO

August 8, 2014
By early next week, eligible NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants will be receiving a mailing from the Benefit Funds concerning the […]

Update Concerning Vacation Checks and Assessments

August 4, 2014
Per the communication from the District Council sent with your Q4 2013 assessment bill, assessment invoices are no longer being […]

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

July 31, 2014
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Are you keeping yourself and your loved ones protected from diseases that can be […]

NYCDCC Welfare Fund to Restore Dental Coverage, Reduce Retiree Premiums by Fifty Percent

July 17, 2014
  On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund is pleased to announce that a plan has […]

NYCDCC Welfare Fund Switches Life Insurance Provider to Guardian

July 14, 2014
After undertaking a competitive bidding process that featured an in-depth financial analysis of offers from several companies, the NYCDCC Welfare […]

Affordable Care Act Requires Certain Preventive Medications to be Covered at No Cost to Plan Participants

July 8, 2014
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), a health care law enacted by the federal government, imposes a number of insurance reforms […]

Member Services Call Center to Extend Phone Line Availability Beginning 7/14

July 7, 2014
To better service our plan participants, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds Member Services Call Center will be extending our phone line […]

July is National Ice Cream Month

June 30, 2014
YOU SCREAM, WE SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!   Now, we know what you must be thinking… ice […]

Board of Trustees Announces Reduction in Fees Charged by NYCDCC Annuity Plan Funds

June 10, 2014
Great news! The Board of Trustees has approved a reduction in the fees charged to participant’s individual accounts effective July […]

Congratulations to the 2014-15 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners

June 3, 2014
Twenty-five students were awarded the Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. Each student will now receive […]

June Vacation Checks Update

June 3, 2014
A number of members have recently called the Benefit Funds to inquire about your upcoming June vacation checks. To help […]

June is National Safety Month

May 30, 2014
Whether it be on the job site or in your home, we should always be thinking SAFETY FIRST! Life is […]

Member Services to Extend Phone Hours on Mondays Beginning June 2nd

May 15, 2014
Beginning Monday, June 2nd, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds Member Services Department will be extending our phone line availability on Mondays […]

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Offers Special Programs to Eligible Welfare Fund Participants

May 14, 2014
NYCDCC members who are eligible participants in the Welfare Fund not only have medical coverage available to them, but they […]

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

April 30, 2014
Let’s get physical! Now that the warm weather is finally upon us, there’s no better time to start getting into […]

The NYCDCC Benefit Funds is now on Facebook

April 23, 2014
In case you haven’t seen or heard, in an effort to connect with members on a more personal level, the […]

Labor Technical College Hosts 45th Annual Graduating Apprentice Contest

April 21, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16th, the NYCDCC Labor Technical College (LTC) hosted its 45th Annual Graduating Apprentice Contest. The exciting event […]

Important Notice to NYCDCC Members Filing for Unemployment

April 11, 2014
It has come to our attention that some NYCDCC members who have been out of work long enough to qualify […]

WC&C Offering 12 College Scholarships in 2014

April 10, 2014
The Association of Wall Ceiling & Carpentry Industries of New York, Inc. (WC&C) is now offering twelve (12) $3,000 scholarship […]

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

March 31, 2014
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month! Too often individuals who are suffering from alcoholism, or have a loved one suffering […]

Available Scholarships for 2014 Increases from 10 to 25

March 18, 2014
The New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund is pleased to announce an increase in available Charles Johnson […]

Benefit Funds Creates User Guide to Help Members Manage Benefits

March 12, 2014
The New York City District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds would like to take this opportunity to let you know […]

Retiree Premium Statements Mailed on March 4th

March 11, 2014
Please be advised that Retiree Premium statements were mailed on Tuesday, March 4th. If you haven’t yet received your statement, […]

Prescription Discount Cards Mailed from “Big Apple Rx” Unrelated to NYCDCC Benefit Funds

March 5, 2014
Recently, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds received word from some members that they had received prescription discount cards in the mail […]

NYCDCC Labor Technical College Event

March 4, 2014
Save the Date! On Wednesday, April 16th, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College (LTC) is […]

March is National Nutrition Month

February 28, 2014
March is “National Nutrition Month,” so let’s talk nutrition! How many of us made a New Year’s resolution to lose […]

March Vacation Checks Update

February 27, 2014
A number of members have recently called the Benefit Funds to inquire about your March vacation checks. To help answer […]

Benefit Funds Launches Mobile Version of Website

February 25, 2014
On Tuesday, February 25th, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds launched a mobile version of our […]

Mailing of Retiree Premium Statements for March Delayed

February 21, 2014
Please be advised that there was a delay in mailing out March’s Retiree Premium statements. You should receive your statement […]

Express Scripts Introduces Mobile App to Help Members Manage Prescriptions

February 14, 2014
Great news NYCDCC members! The Benefit Funds just received word from Express Scripts that they have introduced a mobile app […]

Benefit Funds, MWA Reach Settlement Agreement

February 7, 2014
Eligible Members to have Benefits Restored As MWA employees may already know, a settlement agreement was recently reached between the […]

FASB Notice

January 9, 2014
As you may know, in July 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), an independent board which establishes standards of […]

NYCDCC Annuity Allocation Letter

December 12, 2013
New York City District Council of Carpenters Annuity Plan December 2013 Dear New York City District of Council of Carpenters […]