USWU Retiree Chapter


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The valued relationship we have built with you over the years shouldn’t end here! The United Service Workers Union can continue to help you improve your life by offering you benefits and services that are FREE with your membership.

On October 1st of this year, USWU will begin offering a special Retiree Chapter membership for the low price of $30 per month.

Spouses of active retiree members are welcome to join as well and receive their own membership.

Benefits that come with your dues include:

  • FREE Medicare Advantage Program
  • FREE Hearing Care Program*
  • FREE Dental Plan
  • FREE Vision Coverage
  • FREE Rx Discount Card
  • FREE access to the UBenefit Program - which includes discounts on auto and homeowners insurance, travel and entertainment, shopping and many other services.
  • Access to all union publications and communications
  • Eligibility to earn extra money by participating in our Member Organizer Program

* With enrollment in enhanced Medicare Plan

 

Cost Savings to USWU Retiree Members

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The total monthly value of these benefits greatly exceeds the $30 per month that you will pay in dues, so the savings you receive are considerable.

 

Receive all this for the dues rate of only $30 per month!


***GET 6 Months Membership FREE!*** 

Sign up by October 1, 2018

You will be billed for 6 months after enrolling and receive a FULL YEAR of membership!


 

Medicare Supplement Plan

Retiree Health Plans:

Your health care benefits will be administered by our new Medicare Benefit Administrator, AmWINS Group Benefits. AmWINS is a leader in innovative health care solutions with over 20 years of experience in administering retiree health plans.

While AmWINS will handle the day-to-day administration of your retiree health plan, United Service Workers Union will sponsor your new supplemental Medicare plans. This retiree program is designed to provide you with new plan options and a greater customer service experience for answers to your questions about your medical, prescription drug and hearing coverage.

Quality Coverage

The new Medicare Benefit through AmWINS will provide you quality coverage for FREE as well as offer enhanced plans at low premiums only available thought this program.


Coverage in the Medicare Supplemental Plans is subject to Open Enrollment and qualifying events

Upgraded Plans Available to USWU Retirees 

at additional cost

  * prices based on downstate New York. Rates in other areas vary slightly.

* prices based on downstate New York. Rates in other areas vary slightly.

 

Dental

The HealthPlex Healthy Smiles Program is also included at NO ADDITIONAL COST in your Retiree Chapter dues. HealthPlex is one of the largest dental administrators in the nation. This plan includes access to a national network of participating dentists who are credentialed in accordance to National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) guidelines. All dentists participating in this program have been carefully screened and are monitored through HealthPlex’s Quality Assurance Program. In the state of New York, our networks range in size from 2,300 to 9,000 dentists, with over 3.4 million participants.  The plan includes coverage for diagnostic and preventive care, basic procedures, major procedures, and orthodontia. Diagnostic and preventive care is FREE and other services are greatly discounted.

 

Vision

The United Welfare Fund is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with General Vision Services (GVS) to provide FREE, quality eye care benefits to our Retiree Chapter members. There are no deductibles applied when you stay within your UWF benefit plan and the GVS Network. The plan includes a yearly comprehensive eye examination, a selection of various frames, selection of lenses and coatings, contact lenses in lieu of glasses, a discount on Lasik surgery, and a loss/damage protection plan.

 

Hearing

Hear in America has been providing hearing care services to groups of retirees since 1995. Our goal is to help people who need hearing correction get the best value and follow-up care possible. We provide more than just discounts; all of our operators have training in hearing science and hearing aids in order to help you better.

This plan is free with either Enhanced Medicare Plan

  • Free annual hearing screening for you and your extended family
  • Access to a nationwide network of 3,000+ hearing locations 
 

RX Discount Card

With the Magellan Rx Discount Card, you can save up to 65% on prescription prices. The card is free to use, and discounts are provided right at the pharmacy. You are simply responsible for paying the balance of the drug cost after the discount is applied.

 

UBenef!t

UBenefit is a discount program created to expand the array of benefits offered to USWU, IUJAT’s membership. Your union membership entitles you and your family to enjoy all of the benefits and discounts that the program offers. UBenefit is continually adding new programs, specials, and savings.

Become a Member Organizer

Stay Active in the Union & Earn Extra Money

By joining the USWU Retiree Chapter, you will remain an active member of the USWU and can supplement your income by assisting the union with the organizing of new workers. If you recommend and/or assist the union in organizing a group of workers, you will be compensated if the USWU is successful in obtaining a contract for these workers. Please call the Business Agent for your former employer for more information.


For more information contact: 

USWU Retiree Chapter

718 658 4848 x 1255

Fax: 718 523 4732

retirees@uswu.org.

138-50 Queens Blvd, Briarwood, NY 11435