Spring 2019

We know how important your health benefits are to you, and that is why we are committed to protecting them against fraud and abuse. In this issue of For Your Benefit, we update you about a scheme that has targeted some members, and ask for your help in reporting any suspicious phone calls, emails or letters you may receive. Working together, we can protect the health coverage you have earned and rely on.

In addition, we share with you information you need to stay healthy and informed. In his column, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Van H. Dunn discusses the connection between mental and physical health, and how your Benefit Fund supports both with multiple resources, including our Wellness Member Assistance Program and Teladoc, our telehealth phone and video service. We also remind you of the importance of regular colon cancer screenings–covered by your Benefit Fund–which can save your life. And much more »

Protect Your Benefit Dollars

The 1199SEIU Benefit Funds’ Fraud and Abuse Department has identified a telemarketing fraud scheme that has the potential to cost your Benefit Fund thousands of dollars–and could even leave you responsible for out-of-pocket costs.

Telemedicine Improves Access to Mental Health Care

Many people in the U.S. don’t see a mental health professional when they need one. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, as many as 43.8 million people experience a behavioral health crisis each year, but 60 percent don’t receive any treatment.

Tereza Ubinas-Valle

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.

Apply for Your Pension Online

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.

Membership Advantages

Healthy Eating on a Budget Workshop

If you think preparing balanced, nutritious meals is expensive, you’re not alone. But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be—and it can actually save you money!

Spring 2019 Training Seminars and Symposiums

The Training and Employment Funds’ Institute for Continuing Education develops and delivers nationally accredited continuing education symposiums and seminars for professional and technical healthcare workers.

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