Spotlight on Your Funds
June 2021
Funds Offices Reopen to Members on June 14
As COVID-19 pandemic conditions continue to improve, the Funds offices at the 498 Seventh Avenue headquarters and at New York City-area satellite offices will reopen to members on Monday, June 14 for in-person visits, while still observing COVID-19 guidelines, including requiring face masks and social distancing. Members are encouraged to continue to access their benefits online, through MyAccount, at www.My1199Benefits.org, or to call Member Services at (646) 473-9200 for assistance. They may also schedule a virtual appointment with a Member Services Representative by visiting www.1199SEIUBenefits.org/appt. If your 1199SEIU employees and members do choose to visit a Funds office, they should first schedule an appointment online (also at www.1199SEIUBenefits.org/appt) to reduce wait times and facilitate social distancing.
Benefits Channel Empowers Members
The Funds’ Benefits Channel provides your 1199SEIU employees and members access to videos and webinars that keep them informed about their healthcare and pension benefits as well as important health and wellness issues. Members may choose among topics ranging from improving their financial literacy to protecting their health through nutrition and exercise, to applying for their pension. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Van H. Dunn’s “Healthy Living Spotlight” video series shares up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the warning signs of diabetes and hypertension. From August 2020 through May 2021, the Benefits Channel had over 64,000 unique page views. In addition, more than 1,800 1199SEIU members have subscribed to the Benefits Channel, allowing them to receive alerts when new content is posted.
MyTEF Student Portal Streamlines Access to Training Benefits 
The 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds (TEF) have launched the MyTEF student portal, which can be accessed from a mobile phone, tablet, laptop computer or desktop computer at any time. With MyTEF, your 1199SEIU employees and members will be able to:
  • View all of the educational and career programs they are eligible for, review descriptions of programs and learn about prerequisites; 
  • Register for a class or workshop; 
  • Upload documents, such as resumes, transcripts and invoices; 
  • Request a tuition voucher or reimbursement; and 
  • Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss education and career options.

Members can access MyTEF by visiting www.1199SEIUBenefits.org/MyTEF, and they can view a video of the process if they need more information about creating their MyTEF account. For questions about TEF programs or services, members may call (844) TEF-1199 (833-1199).
Child Care Fund Helps Members Find Summer Day Camp Opportunities
The 1199SEIU Child Care Fund (CCF) is contracting with summer day camp providers in New York City and the metro area to provide eligible children with a summer camp experience. Your 1199SEIU employees and members still have various program options if they have not already secured their child’s spot for this summer. Members can visit the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development Summer Rising website for updated information, including new camp locations that are added on Mondays. Summer Rising, New York City’s free, school-based summer program for city children in kindergarten through eighth grade, allows students to get outside, learn and engage with peers and caring adults in safe, supervised and enriching ways. For assistance in finding summer day camps, members may also contact CCFReferral@1199Funds.org.
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs
The 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund strengthens the healthcare delivery system by offering 1199SEIU members training and education programs designed to help improve patient outcomes and provide quality care. Please share these opportunities with employees and members at your institution.

The schedule is also available on our calendar.

Saturday, June 26 
8:45 am to 4:30 pm

This six-hour interprofessional symposium will include discussions on COVID-19 vaccines for adolescents and pharmacological management, the implications of COVID-19 for children and adolescents with special needs, and pandemic-related stressors leading to neuropsychiatric outcomes in adults.

For more information, visit the Institute for Continuing Education’s web page, call (212) 894-4390 or email Institute@1199Funds.org.

Linda has always relied on her 1199SEIU Funds to help keep her and her family healthy—never more so than throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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