Benefit Funds

Update Concerning COVID-19 Related Amendments to NYCDCC Annuity Fund

Last week, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds announced that the Board of Trustees made changes to the Annuity Fund to allow members easier access to their individual retirement savings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although these changes were made effective immediately, the Fund Office noted that Prudential needed some time to implement these changes in its system. […] Read More…

A Few Things to Keep in Mind about your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

When outbreaks such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) occur, it is normal to experience both fear and anxiety. Outbreaks like the one we are currently experiencing can trigger a feeling of powerlessness. The following are considerations that were developed by the World Health Organization (“WHO”) as support for mental and psychological well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak: Avoid watching, reading, […] Read More…

Potential Changes to Annuity Fund Rules to Help Participants During COVID-19

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Job Posting: Assistant Director of Training

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRAINING DEPARTMENT: Carpenters Training Center REPORTS TO: Director of Training DIRECT REPORTS: Instructional, Maintenance and Administrative staff POSITION PURPOSE: To assist the Director of Training in maintaining the integrity of the Training Center in providing the best training for all apprentices and journey-level members. Responsible for the scheduling and supervision of the […] Read More…

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MEND Hosting Peer Support Group Program Wednesday April 25th

The MEND Program holds monthly Peer Support Group meetings for NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants/dependents who are in both long and short term recovery, and wish to share their experiences, sources of strength, inspirations, and hopes for the future with fellow group members in attendance. These meetings take place in the MEND Office on the 5th […] Read More…

Reminder that New Dental Benefits are now Active

As previously reported, effective January 1, 2018, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund’s (the “Fund”) dental plan will be switching 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 Administrative Services Only, Inc./Self-Insured Dental Services (“ASO/SIDS”). As a follow up to the initial announcement, […] Read More…

NYCDCC Responds to Navillus’ Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am writing in response to a letter dated September 28, 2017 from Donal O’Sullivan that we understand was distributed to employees of Navillus Tile regarding a lawsuit that was filed against Navillus and others by a group of Building Trades-affiliated employee benefit funds, including the District Council Pension, Welfare, Apprenticeship, […] Read More…

Carpenters Funds Awarded Over $27M in Lawsuit Against Contactors Navillus and ACS

EST Joseph Geiger and the Trustees of the NYC Carpenters Benefit Funds led an ERISA benefit funds collection lawsuit involving all the affiliated benefit funds of the unions in the high rise building structural concrete industry against Navillus and ACS that resulted in a $76M win for all the benefit funds, which means for union […] Read More…

Board of Trustees Approves Improvement to Dental Plan Effective January 1, 2018

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 […] Read More…