Summer 2019

Hypertension and Type 2 diabetes affect a large number of our members. If you are living with either condition, your Benefit Fund offers programs that further support the care your doctor provides. In this issue of For Your Benefit, we highlight two of those programs: one that provides peer-to-peer mentoring for diabetes and hypertension, and one that offers a more self-guided approach to managing diabetes. And if you are at risk for diabetes or diagnosed with the condition, we encourage you to attend our Wellness Department’s “Diabetes Prevention and Management” workshop on July 20.

In this issue, one 1199SEIU member also shares her story of how she is successfully managing her diabetes. Wanda Santiago, a Registrar at Northwell Health, was diagnosed with the condition in 2018, but has since made healthy lifestyle changes—which helped her lose more than 30 pounds and get her blood sugar levels under control. And much more »

Put Your Stress in Check

Put Your Stress in Check

Many reactions to stress, such as poor sleep, unhealthy eating habits, smoking and a sedentary lifestyle, can raise your risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure).

Don't Miss Our "Diabetes Prevention and Management" Workshop on July 20

The family-friendly workshop will provide information about the condition, help you assess your risk and offer tips for better managing the condition if you have it.

Wanda Santiago: Member Profile

Wanda Santiago: Member Profile

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.

Online Series Helps Ease Financial Stress

If you’re not one of the more than 1,500 members who have already taken advantage of our free Online Financial Health series designed specifically for 1199SEIU members, it’s not too late.

Membership Advantages

Our Prenatal Workshop Can Help Ensure You Have a Healthy Pregnancy

With the Benefit Fund’s free and confidential Prenatal Care Program, you’ll learn about the habits that lead to a healthier pregnancy with fewer complications.

Check Out Our Improved Provider Directory

Check Out Our Improved Provider Directory

We’ve updated our Provider Directory to make it easier for you to find a participating provider when you need one, for care in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. New features include: A modern, mobile-friendly look that’s simple to use, no matter what device...

2020 Registration Kickoff Dates

Registering online is the fastest and easiest way you can apply for Child Care Fund benefits. It requires just three simple steps.