We have great news for participants in the NYCDCC Welfare Fund! The Trustees have listened to and heard your concerns about having broader access to dental care. In response to your concerns, the Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2018, the Welfare Fund’s dental program will change from the current in-network only Aetna Dental Maintenance Organization (“DMO”), to a Preferred Provider Organization (“PPO”) program offering both in- and out-of-network coverage through Self-Insured Dental Services, Inc. (“ASO/SIDS”).
This program will be similar to the plan participants had prior to benefit changes made in June 2012 in that benefits will be paid according to a “schedule of allowances” that provides a set fee for a particular procedure. More information on this exciting change will be communicated in the coming weeks and months, so be sure to visit the District Council website, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CarpentersNYC, and our Twitter page at www.twitter.com/CarpentersNYC, for more details.