Local 94 and our Affiliated Benefit Funds are here for you during this crisis. We will keep this page updated with the latest news and resources. Please check it frequently.
January 20, 2021
Brothers and Sisters,
For some 10 months now, we have endured the painful loss of friends and family without the opportunity to say farewell; unable to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and the milestones of accomplishment. All the while we watched as the infections spread and the death toll rose.
The New Year brought news of FDA approval for several COVID-19 vaccines that would finally bring an end to this nightmare. That was the good news. We have hope.
We also have millions of our brothers and sisters of all ages and in all stages of life who want and need to be vaccinated. And the supply cannot meet the demand. In response, the government has established guidelines for the distribution of the vaccine. Please visit your local government’s website for more information.
Examples of websites in the tri-state area are as follows:
- New York: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
- New Jersey: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine
- Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/covid-19%20vaccinations
- Pennsylvania: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx
Officials across all branches of government have worked to expand the distribution of the vaccine. We are currently working with the state and city governments and local healthcare facilities to join in that effort and hopefully will be able to deliver the vaccine to our members at our union offices.
Nothing is definite, but we are hopeful. You will be notified if we are successful.
As always, the health and safety of our members and your families is our primary obligation.
Kuba J. Brown
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I gave my Empire BlueCross card to my dentist, and they told me that dental benefits were not covered. Why is my coverage being denied?
The Fund provides medical benefits coverage through Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s PPO medical plan. Your Dental Benefits are administered by Sele-Dent. For more information about your Dental Benefits, please see the Dental Benefits section of this site.