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BENEFITS/
SERVICES
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Welfare Fund Website
The Welfare Fund now has
 a website at psccunywf.org

PSC AND AFFILIATE BENEFITS

The Professional Staff Congress and its Affiliated Organizations have arranged for a wide variety of special economic benefits for PSC Members. These are listed below.

From the PSC:
61 Broadway, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212/354-1252
email: pscoffice@psc-cuny.org

· Buyer’s Edge Inc. is a buying service that “guarantees the lowest prices” on most major purchases such as:  Major Appliances, TVs, Cars, Furniture, Kitchen Cabinets and much more.  It’s FREE, convenient and you can talk to a “live” specialist via toll-free numbers.  Visit www.buyersedgeinc.com, then click “MEMBER LOG-IN.”  Enter the PSC:

User Name: 3100 (which is the PSC group #)
and
Password: member1
 

Discount cards/tickets are available for:

· Six Flags Great Adventure Funseekers Club.

· Anheuser-Busch Theme Parks Club, (Adventure Island, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, and Sesame Place.)

· Hershey Park (hersheypark.com).

· The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom (thegreatescape.com)

· TheaterMania:  Broadway, Off B’way, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Concerts and More for only $4.50 a ticket.  How?  Theaters and producers need to fill up seats with excellent, attentive audiences to help build buzz and word of mouth.  Theatermania's Gold Club proudly offers PSC/CUNY an exclusive 40% discount to join: $59 for an entire year! (regularly $99).  For more information, and to join, log on to
www.theatermania.com/gold/partner/psccuny.
 

E-mail GoldClub@TheaterMania.com or call 212-352-0255, ext. 114 for more information.  Join now and your membership comes with a complimentary pair of tickets to something fantastic!

· HEAT USA Heating Oil Savings Program:  Save $200-$400 a year on your home heating oil!  In addition to substantial savings, members of the HEAT buying group also receive free service contracts, free annual cleaning and tune-ups from top-rated local heating oil suppliers and the protection of a full-time membership services staff at HEAT.  When joining, simply mention PSC and your membership is $25 a year and your second year is free.  For more information call toll-free 888/432-8872 or log on to www.heatusa.com.

· GOLD STAR DIRECTORY…since 1980…best buys on…Autos, TVs, Major Appliances, A/Cs, Pianos, Computers, Movers and More!

Auto Search: Call or e-mail us for the Best Price and a Dealer near you.  Call 800-352-1101 or email maryl@baka.com.

· Allergy Buyers Club  - When placing an order mention the PSC and you will receive an 8% discount on a wide variety of allergy, asthma, sinus control and healthy home products.  Call 888/236-7231 or log on to www.allergybuyersclub.com/psc for further details.

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From the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund:
61 Broadway, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212/354-5230
The Welfare Fund now has
a website at psccunywf.org

The PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund administers a variety of supplemental benefits including:

  • Prescription Drug Benefits
  • Disability Insurance**
  • Dental Benefits
  • Optical Benefits
  • Death Benefits
  • Major Medical Insurance
  • Contributory Long Term Care
  • Contributory Catastrophic Coverage

**Benefit includes an option to purchase additional coverage. 

Qualifying adjuncts have basic health insurance benefits coordinated through the Welfare Fund.

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From the Education Affiliates Federal Credit Union:*
25 West 43rd Street, Room 311, New York, NY 10036**
Phone: 212/302-1954
Email:
info@eafcu.org
Credit Union Hours: Monday through Friday:
In Person: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
By Phone: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

*Name changed from PSC/CUNY  Federal Credit Union.
**NOTE: As of 1/13/06, the Credit Union has moved from the fifth floor to the third floor.

The Education Affiliates Federal Credit Union offers instructional staff members a wide range of banking services. A not-for-profit organization owned entirely by its members, it provides the following advantages:

· High Interest on Savings

· Direct payment/Payroll Deduction: It's safe, it's easier and it gives you more control.

· CDs and IRA Accounts at favorable rates.

· Loans: Among several types available are secured passbook loans, unsecured loans, new car loans, education loans, home improvement loans, home equity loans, bridge loans and mortgages at competitive rates.

· Insurance: All accounts and eligible borrowers are insured - - at no extra cost - - up to the maximum allowed by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the U.S. Government.

· Share Drafts (Checking): Checking with no monthly service charge, no minimum balance required and overdraft protection.

· Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Cards:  Many available locations nationwide with no surcharge fees.

· Audio Response: Account information by phone, 24 hours, 7 days a week by calling 212/944-5931 or 212/944-6070.

· Automated Clearing House: Electronic transfers may be made to and from the Education Affiliates Federal Credit Union and other financial institutions for the purpose of paying off loans or transferring to and from savings and/or checking. Electronic salary transfers are now available.

· VISA: Credit card with no annual fee, low rates and reward points.

· Home Banking. Through your computer you have access to your account 24 hours a day.

· Free On Line Bill-Payer Services.

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From NYSUT Member Benefits Trust:
800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110-2455
Phone: 1/800/626-8101
www.memberbenefits.nysut.org

NYSUT Member Benefits Trust endorses a variety of benefits and services, and many are available through payroll and pension deduction.  Some of these benefits include:

· Personal Excess Liability (Umbrella) Insurance: A competitively priced policy that supplements your basic auto, home and boat insurance. Coverage amounts: $500,000; $1 million; and $2 million.

· Homeowner's/Renter's and Automobile Insurance:  Policies at competitive rates.  Various discounts are available.

· Boat-owners Insurance: Options are offered to meet the needs of pleasure boat-owners for all-risk coverage.

· Legal Service Plan: This plan provides advice and consultation with an attorney at discounted rates. Plan attorneys are located throughout the continental U.S.  Optional Elder Law and Business Protection riders can be added.

· Term Life Insurance:  Members and spouses under age 65 may apply for up to $1 million in coverage.  Those between ages of 65 and 84 may apply for up to $30,000 in coverage, depending on age at issue.

· Discounts:  To access the Member Benefits special pricing for the following programs, visit www.memberbenefits.nysut.org and use the links provided:

EPIC Hearing Service Plan: Powell's Books; Office Max Retail Connect; Bose: Barnes & Noble.com;  Equifax Credit Watch Gold; Working Advantage (discount tickets); Phillips Lifeline; Car rentals from Alamo, Avis, Budget and Hertz; Truck rentals from Budget Truck Rental; and Dell Computers. 

For information about these and other programs or about contractual expense reimbursement/endorsement arrangements with providers of endorsed programs, please contact NYSUT Member Benefits or refer to your NYSUT Member Benefit Trust Summary Plan Description.

Agency fee payers to NYSUT are eligible to participate in NYSUT Member Benefits endorsed program.

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From the AFT:
555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone:  1/800/238-1133 ext. 8643
www.aftplus.org


The PSC is Local 2334 of the AFT - you can also email the AFT.

·AFT + Credit Card: Union-endorsed card for AFT members with no annual fee, low rate balance transfers and fraud protection.  Apply online at www.aftcard.com, or call 800/522-4000.  Secured card available to help rebuild credit.  Call 800/651-5108 to apply for a secured card.

· Magazine Subscriptions: Deep discounts on a variety of magazines.  Call 1/800/729-6247 or order online: www.buymags.com/AFT.

· Flowers:  Receive a 20% union member discount and additional savings for online orders.  Call 888/667-7779 or visit www.unionplus.org/flowers. 

·
Mortgage:  Makes buying, selling or refinancing your home easier and more affordable than ever.  Call 1/800/981-3798 or visit www.aftplus.org/mortgage.

· Hotel Discounts:  AFT members receive 20% off the “best available rate” when reserving online or through AFT reservation numbers at the following hotels:  Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Ramada Worldwide, Super 8, Travelodge, Wingate by Wyndham, Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham, Microtel Inns and Suites and Baymont Inns and Suites. In addition to the Wyndham Hotels, AFT members can get great deals at over 80 world class resort locations through its Extra Holidays program.  These are fully furnished 1 to 3 bedroom suites and condominiums at unbeatable prices.  For both programs: Call 877-670-7088, AFT ID #20952 and select option 1, 2 or 4 or visit www.aft.org/wyndham or www.aft.org/hotels.

· AT&T Wireless Discount:  Discounts of 10% off AT&T wireless plans.  AT&T is the only unionized wireless company.  Call 800-897-7046 or www.unionplus.org/att.

· Home Healthcare Products:  members and their families receive a 15% discount on a variety of health and care giving aids and supplies.  Call 877-238-4633 or visit www.everydaymedical.com/AFT.

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For Further Questions or More information, Contact the Member Benefits Departments at:

NYSUT
800 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110-2455
Phone: 1/800/626-8101
www.memberbenefits.nysut.org

AFT
555 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 1/800/238-1133 ext. 8643
The PSC is Local 2234 of the AFT
www.aftplus.org

 

PSC/CUNY
61 Broadway, Suite 1500,
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212/354-1252
FAX:  212/302-7815
email: office@psc-cuny.org

PSC-CUNY WELFARE FUND
61 Broadway, Suite 1500,
New York, NY 10006

Phone: 212/354-5230
FAX:  212/354-5363
www.psccunywf.org

EDUCATION AFFILIATES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
25 West 43rd Street, Room 311
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212/302-1954
FAX:  212/302-1958
Credit Union Hours: Monday through Friday
In Person: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
By Phone: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
www.eafcu.org 

For further information please call the PSC office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 212/354-1252, or email comments and questions to  pscoffice@psc-cuny.org

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Finally -- A TIAA-CREF Booklet
Exclusively For CUNY

Thanks to the initiative of the PSC Retirees Chapter, TIAA-CREF has produced a booklet devoted solely to the CUNY version of the TIAA-CREF plan.  

TIAA-CREF prepared the booklet  in consultation with the TIAA-CREF Issues Committee of the Retirees Chapter.

Click below for:

TIAA-CREF CUNY Booklet*

TIAA-CREF Website

*The booklet is available on this site as a PDF document. You need Acrobat Reader to view a PDF document.  Most computers come with Acrobat Reader.  However, if you do not have Acrobat Reader (or if you want the latest version), you can download it for free (and very quickly) from Adobe products.  Click the logo below to begin your free download.

Get Acrobat Reader

 


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TRS/ERS Members with
10 Years of Service

HAVE YOUR 3% CONTRIBUTIONS STOPPED?  As a result of the signing of the PSC contract, members of the Teachers Retirement System or Employees Retirement System who have 10 years of service should have had their 3% required contributions stopped as of the January 30 paycheck.

In addition, monies sent in after October 2000, with interest should be returned to the individual. If you have not had the contributions stopped, and/or have not received your check from the retirement system, please contact Clarissa G. Weiss at 212-354-1252 or at her e-mail address at cweiss@pscmail.org

When calling, please have your pension and social security numbers available.

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PENSION PLANS

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BENEFITS BRIEFS: 

  • The PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund now has its own website at psccunywf.org/.
  • Click here for information & applications for HEO-CLT Professional Development Grants and here for information & applications for Adjunct/CET Professional Development Grants
  • Go to the CUNY website for details about the New Transit Benefit won by the PSC.

     

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