Spring is a time of renewal and an opportunity to commit to healthy habits, but protecting your health should be a priority no matter what the calendar says. In this issue of For Your Beneﬁt, you will learn about an improvement to your Teladoc beneﬁt coming in May, when you—and any of your eligible dependents age 18 and older—will be able to access mental health care from the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Your Beneﬁt Fund offers other resources to support your family’s mental well-being as well, so we have included an article about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). These are all-too-common traumatic experiences that can affect a person’s physical and mental health well into adulthood, and we discuss ways your Beneﬁt Fund can help.
In this issue, you will read about 1199SEIU member Maria Rodriguez, a Secretary II at Monteﬁore Medical Center in the Bronx, who shares her story of how her beneﬁts helped her get her health back on track after a serious medical event.
We know how important your health beneﬁts are to you, and we are committed to helping ensure they are always there when you and your family need them. That is why we include details about our 2018 Dependent Eligibility Veriﬁcation Program.
Our children’s emotional well-being can be affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and the most important first step in treating behavioral health issues related to ACEs is recognizing the signs.
Beginning May 1, members and their eligible family members can receive mental and behavioral healthcare through their Teladoc benefit.
More than one-third of depressed patients don’t start getting treatment as quickly as they should. Getting treatment right away offers the best chance of recovery.
If you are eligible for pension benefit and are thinking about retiring, applying for your pension or a pension estimate is easy and convenient with our secure online pension application.
The 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund and the 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund have partnered with Alfred University to offer a two-year training program that prepares 1199SEIU members for careers in behavioral health services.