Scam Alert — please read

We have received numerous calls from members saying that they received a call from “1199” about an additional benefit for which the member must pay. This is a scam. We will never call you requesting money for your benefits. Hang up immediately, block the caller and report this to our Fraud and Abuse hotline. Call (646) 473-6148 or email:

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working remotely. For questions about your benefits, you may access My Account, contact your Outreach Coordinator or call Member Services at (646) 473-9200.

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My Account

Update personal information, check claim status and more.

Benefit Assistance

Contact your Outreach Coordinator for help with your benefits.


Ask Dr. Dunn a question, get info on COVID-19-related benefits, including mental health and survivor benefits.

Expanded Telehealth Services—We've Got You Covered for Medical and Emotional Health

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Your Health Benefits

When you read the statistics, it makes you realize how fortunate 1199SEIU members are to 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 or no money out of pocket, while other members pay modest co-pays and premiums for high-quality care.

Wellness Resources

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.

Larger 1199SEIU Physician Groups Offering Telehealth Services

Select Your Health Fund

1199SEIU members and retirees who are eligible for health benefits are covered through one of five benefit funds listed below. Each Fund has its own eligibility requirements and level of benefits.

1199SEIU National Benefit Fund
Active Members and 62.5/25 Retirees*

*Retirees born before July 1, 1959, are eligible for retiree health benefits at age 62 with 20 years of service.

1199SEIU National Benefit Fund for Rochester Members
1199SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund
1199SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund for New Jersey Members
1199SEIU Licensed Practical Nurses Welfare Fund

Healthcare News

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.

Wellness Resources
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