Winter 2017—2018

In every issue of For Your Benefit, we update you on changes to your benefits and offer practical strategies you can use to protect your health. In this issue, we provide important information about a health crisis that is affecting the lives of millions of people in the U.S.: opioid abuse.

We also remind you of the resources your Fund provides to keep you healthy. Whether you are having difficulty living with Type 2 diabetes or have learned to manage it, we urge you to think about participating in our Diabetes Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program.

We know how committed you are to helping the people you care for, but too often that means self-care comes second. You will read about how 1199SEIU member Joe Mendolia faced that challenge.

And with tax season just around the corner, we also remind you of our free Tax Preparation Assistance Program, which can help you file for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), if you are eligible, and help you get the most out of your tax refund.

We hope you enjoy this issue of For Your Benefit. If you have any questions about your benefits, please call our Member Services Department at (646) 473-9200, and a representative will be happy to help you.