Our Featured Members
1199SEIU members just like you share stories of how they gave their health a boost and many times gained a whole new outlook on life.
Do you have a healthy story to share?
We’re always looking for the opportunity to spotlight members who are protecting their health by losing weight, quitting smoking, bringing a chronic condition under control or just improving their lifestyle in general. If you have made positive changes in your health — or are just starting to — we want to hear from you! To share your story with your fellow members in an upcoming issue of For Your Benefit, please contact the Fund at Communications@1199Funds.org.
Faced with an increased risk of diabetes, Oliveen Cowans-Mitchell got her health back on track with the help of her Benefit Fund.
Marcella Smart credits her benefits with protecting her health, and our wellness workshops with helping her maintain a healthy weight.
After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Wanda Santiago has lost more than 30 pounds through healthier eating and exercise habits, which is helping keep her condition under control.
A medical issue during her second pregnancy motivated Tereza Ubinas-Valle to commit to making her health a top priority—for herself and her growing family.
Thanks to all of her 1199SEIU benefits, Shernel Phillips-Williams has improved her health, secured quality child care for her daughter and bought her first home with her husband.
Since retiring in 2010, Evelyn Blissett credits her defined benefit pension with giving her the freedom and peace of mind to stay active without worrying about finances.
Attending one of our Wellness Department’s health workshops gave Vernice Mitchell the nudge she needed to start exercising again, eating healthier—and even meditating.
With the help of her coverage, Maria Rodriguez received the care she needed and took control of her health.
An unflattering photo spurred Joe Mendolia to commit to losing weight and getting fit.