Welcome to the CWA Local 1180 Security Benefits Fund. When you became a new member, you should have filled out a Benefits Enrollment Form, a Life Insurance/Designation of Beneficiary Card, and an Authorization to Deduct Union Dues Card. If you have not yet filled out these documents, please do so immediately and return them to the Fund in order to start receiving benefits.
If you are married and/or have dependent children, please send the Fund a copy of your marriage certificate and your dependent children’s birth certificates. Active members’ domestic partners are eligible for benefits by the City of New York Domestic Partners’ Health Insurance Coverage when the Fund is presented with proof of certification. If your dependent is ages 19-26, please be sure to fill out the enrollment form for “Dependent Extended Coverage," which is available upon request by contacting the Funds Office at 212.966.5353.
The Outline of Benefits for Active Employees describes the broad array of benefits available to you and your eligible dependents through the Fund. The Summary Plan Description will provide you with more details about each benefit.
All Active member receive a prescription card after the Fund receives your completed enrollment form. Please allow several weeks for processing. To submit for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs you may require before you receive your prescription card, you will need to submit a Reimbursement Form, which is available by contacting the Funds Office at 212.966.5353, or by logging into your member portal to access your personalized form.
The CWA Local 1180 Members’ Annuity Fund Beneficiary Designation Form pertains to tax deferred contributions made by the City of New York, Department of Education, H+H, various Retirement Systems, NYC Transit, and Housing Authority on behalf of our members. The form should be completed, signed, dated, witnessed, and mailed to Administrative Services Only, Inc., 303 Merrick Road, Suite 300, Lynbrook, NY 11563.
Informational material that describes the dental, hearing, and optical plans should be read carefully as each has multiple options. You must choose a dental coverage plan for yourself and your eligible dependents when you become a new Local 1180 member.
In order to expedite your coverage, please send to the Fund any pertinent information from your agency that verifies your appointment and date of entry into a title covered by CWA Local 1180. Return all required documents described above to the CWA Local 1180 Security Benefits Fund. If you have any questions please feel free to call the Fund Office at 212.966.5353