Sharese Welch

Why did Sharese Welch begin her health journey? As a mother of three who’s been happily married for over 20 years, Sharese wants to be there for her family.

Our 2024 Members’ Voices Calendar is sure to inspire you!

This year’s Benefit and Pension Funds calendar showcases the healthy living stories of members like you. These fourteen 1199SEIU members have embarked on their own unique health journeys, and they are willing to share what they’ve learned to help motivate you in the coming year! You’ll also find important contact information and quick, at-a-glance overviews of the services and programs your Funds offer.

GREATER NEW YORK BENEFIT FUND MEMBERS: Spousal Open Enrollment Begins January 1

If you’d like to sign up your spouse for health coverage through the Greater New York Benefit Fund plan, visit MyAccount to access enrollment materials. Just sign your completed Spouse Coverage and Payroll Deduction Authorization Form authorizing a $25 per week deduction from your paycheck and return it to your employer before February 1 for coverage to begin March 1. Even if you choose not to enroll your spouse, you and your children up to age 26 still have comprehensive coverage, with no premium payments. Don’t delay—the enrollment period ends January 31.

If you need assistance enrolling your spouse, call our Member Services Department at (646) 473-9200.

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Introducing Brightline: Get mental health support for your child

While it’s true that kids and teens go through many emotional changes, some need more attention than others. Finding the right support when your child is dealing with emotional challenges isn’t easy, so your 1199SEIU Benefit Fund is offering a new way to help you navigate the process.

In partnership with Brightline, you have online access to a dedicated team of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists for your child. Parents receive virtual coaching and support, as well, to help them help their child navigate conditions from social and self-esteem issues to ADHD, anxiety and depression.

With Brightline, you can count on:

  • Video visits with therapists and coaches from the comfort of your home
  • Personalized sessions to help kids and teens learn strategies for dealing with everyday emotional issues
  • Individualized support for parents, including a one-stop digital portal that includes a library of articles and videos, progress trackers and other resources to help parents better support their kids

No more long waits for care! Based on a short assessment of your family’s needs, the Brightline team will help you determine whether psychiatry, therapy or coaching is the next step.

Have you signed up for MyAccount?

We know your time is important, which is why your Benefit Fund works to bring you convenient ways to access your benefi ts and important information. MyAccount is an easy-to-use, personalized online platform designed to help you quickly make updates, sign up for popular programs and more.

With MyAccount you can:

  • Change your address and personal information;
  • Find a provider;
  • Enroll in and coordinate benefits for eligible dependents;
  • Find out the status of a claim;
  • View explanation of benefits (EOB) statements;
  • Request a new Health Benefits ID card;
  • Request a pension estimate;
  • Register for Child Care Fund benefits; and
  • Link to your training benefits.

Join over 190,000 members who have created accounts!

View our prenatal webinars on-demand

Whether it’s your first child or your third, you’ll learn what to expect as your due date approaches and how to care for yourself and your baby after delivery with our Wellness Department’s online prenatal video series.

We have a library of classes available for you to watch whenever it’s convenient. Browse the list of on-demand titles below:

  • Am I in Labor?
  • Planning a Healthy Pregnancy
  • Birthing Baby and Beyond
  • Caring for You and Baby
  • Pregnancy 101
*Provided by Worksite Medical Services, P.C., and offered in English and Spanish.

Visit the Healthy Living Resource Center

Living a healthy life allows us to fully engage and be there for our loved ones, friends, co-workers, patients and residents. The Healthy Living Resource Center can support you on the path to wellness. The Resource Center is divided into five sections: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Hearts, Healthy Eating and Healthy Relationships with Your Healthcare Providers. Explore each topic for expert advice, helpful stats, resources, classes, event listings and much more.

Findhelp when you need it

Findhelp is an online resource of free or low-cost community-based programs and services near where you and your family live and work. With our Wellness Member Assistance Program, we now offer a customized search engine tailored to provide you with resources for emotional well-being, food security, housing assistance, transit, additional child care, goods and services, and legal assistance.

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