Your Health Benefits
1199SEIU members have some of the best health coverage in the nation.
While a majority of workers in the U.S. have health coverage through their employers, almost all of them have co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles and premiums that can add up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs each year.
But your coverage is different. Most 1199SEIU members enjoy unparalleled health coverage with little to no out-of-pocket costs, while other members pay modest co-pays and premiums for high-quality care.
Phone Visits Now Temporarily Covered with 1199SEIU Providers
If you are a National Benefit Fund, Greater New York Benefit Fund or Home Care Benefit Fund member who receives health coverage through the Fund and you need medical attention, you can now access more providers by telephone and avoid transportation and waiting rooms by using any hospital or provider in our 1199SEIU Benefit Fund network. In addition to Teladoc, we are temporarily covering phone visits with 1199SEIU providers for all medical and mental health services, including COVID-19 coronavirus-related services.
Select Your Health Fund
1199SEIU members and retirees who are eligible for health and other benefits are covered through one of the six benefit funds listed below. Each Fund has its own eligibility requirements and level of benefits.
1199SEIU National Benefit Fund
1199SEIU Home Care Benefit Fund
Home Care members who do not have enough hours to qualify for health coverage through the Benefit Fund are eligible for a wide range of other benefits, including Teladoc and our Wellness Member Assistance Program.
You may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in financial assistance through New York State’s Empire Pandemic Response Reimbursement Fund.
Dr. Rafael A. Lantigua encourages all healthcare workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves, their communities and those they serve.
Using Your Benefits Wisely
Being informed — knowing how, where and when to access medical care — can help you protect your health, avoid hassles and recover from illness faster.
Our pharmacists constantly review and revise our PDL to help ensure the most cost- and clinically effective medications are available to you with no co-pays.