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, 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 If your 1199SEIU employees and members do choose to visit a Funds office, they should first schedule an appointment online (also at 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, 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).
Meet Our Featured Member

Following a diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes, Silvanus Kydd credits her 1199SEIU benefits with helping her stay safe and healthy.
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