June 2020
More NBF Members Access Telehealth Benefits in COVID-19 Pandemic
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Benefit Fund (NBF) has expanded telehealth services for your 1199SEIU employees and members so they can avoid transportation and crowded waiting rooms while receiving the care they need, as well as comply with CDC guidelines to maintain social distancing. In addition to their Teladoc benefit, members can now speak with any participating provider in the NBF network offering telehealth services during the crisis. They may also access mental health and emotional support from any psychologist, social worker or psychiatrist in the NBF provider network. So far this year, your 1199SEIU employees and members have accessed these services from participating providers 60,367 times and visited Teladoc 6,118 times. For more information, please direct your 1199SEIU employees and members to visit www.1199SEIUBenefits.org/covid-19-resources.
Benefit and Pension Funds' Boards of Trustees Meeting Rescheduled for Fall 2020
The 1199SEIU Benefit and Pension Funds' Boards of Trustees Joint Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for June 17 and 18, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 22, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds leadership will conduct the meeting safely, in compliance with CDC guidelines, on-site at the Funds' new headquarters at 498 Seventh Avenue, along with an online component for those who wish to join remotely. For more information, please contact Christina Ruiz at Christina.Ruiz@1199Funds.org.
Training and Employment Funds Hold Virtual Town Halls for Shared Work Program
The 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds (TEF), in conjunction with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Mount Sinai Health System, has been facilitating virtual town hall meetings to help your 1199SEIU employees and members access the Shared Work Program. The program, which is managed by the New York Department of Labor, helps employers keep trained staff and avoid layoffs during challenging economic times, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic; allows employees to receive partial unemployment insurance benefits while working reduced hours; and helps maintain overall levels of patient safety and care. To date, TEF has held 10 virtual town hall meetings with a total of 2,500 participants. TEF will continue to facilitate virtual town halls with additional employers in the future. For more information about the Shared Work Program, visit www.1199SEIUBenefits.org/shared-work/.
Child Care Corporation Extends Deadline for Joseph Tauber Scholarship Application
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1199SEIU Child Care Corporation has extended the deadline for your 1199SEIU employees and members to apply for the 2020-2021 Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program. In order to be considered for an award, the following materials must be emailed to 1199JTSP@1199Funds.org by Friday, July 17: the Official Application and College Release Form (signed by the student applicant); IRS Form W-4 (2020) (signed by the member parent); and a copy of the 2020-2021 Student Aid Report (SAR). Your employees and members can visit www.1199SEIUBenefits.org/JTSP2020 to download documents, or they can call (646) 473-8999.
Child Care Fund and Child Care Corporation Congratulate the Class of 2020
The 1199SEIU Child Care Fund and Child Care Corporation (CCC) extend their best wishes to the graduating class of 2020. During these challenging times, the CCC encourages participants in WorkForce 2000, the Youth Mentoring Program, the Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program and the Future of America Learning Center to continue to strive to attain their academic and personal goals.
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs
The 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund strengthens the healthcare delivery system by offering 1199SEIU members training and education programs designed to help improve patient outcomes and provide quality care. Please share these opportunities with members at your institution.

The schedule is also available on our calendar.


Wednesday, June 17
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
This three-hour accredited symposium for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will focus on interprofessional communication and patient-centered care, geriatric considerations in pharmacotherapy and strategies for preventing medication errors in the ICU. The symposium will be offered via live webcast (Internet).

Free prep courses are also available for national and New York State licensure examinations for several positions. For more information, visit the Institute for Continuing Education's web page, call (212) 894-4390 or email Institute@1199Funds.org.


In This Issue
More NBF Members Access Telehealth Benefits in COVID-19 Pandemic
Benefit and Pension Funds' Boards of Trustees Meeting Rescheduled for Fall 2020
Training and Employment Funds Hold Virtual Town Halls for Shared Work Program
Child Care Corporation Extends Deadline for Joseph Tauber Scholarship Application
Child Care Fund and Child Care Corporation Congratulate the Class of 2020
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs
   
 


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