In New York City, Long Island and the northern suburbs, tens of thousands of 1199SEIU members-about half our union members-work at institutions that belong to the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes or the Greater New York Nursing Home Association, or at institutions whose contracts are patterned on them. These master contracts have provided a level of healthcare, pension and other benefits that surpass those of most healthcare workers in our country through our 1199SEIU National Benefit and Pension Funds (NBF). Our goal is to eventually elevate all of our members to this level of benefits. But that is not now the case.
1199SEIU members in Florida, Maryland/DC, New Jersey, Massachusetts and those parts of New York that don't belong to the NBF should refer questions about their benefits to their Organizers.
More than 200,000 members of 1199SEIU have won comprehensive healthcare coverage—hospitalization, doctor's visits, dental and vision care, prescription drugs, etc.—with no or minimal out-of-pocket expenses for themselves and their families. In all, the Benefit Funds cover more than 400,000 lives.
The 1199SEIU Pension Funds serve over 200,000 members—primarily in New York City and its Long Island and northern suburbs—and remains the model for what we want to achieve for every 1199SEIU member.
Education, Training & Job Security Benefits
These benefits are aimed at helping our members earn high school, college and advanced education degrees, as well as train them for upgraded skills in a constantly changing work environment. Many members are also eligible for placement services and extended benefits if they are laid off from their jobs.
Child Care Benefits
This benefit is a unique program that helps thousands of Union families with a wide menu of programs for our children from birth through college—for day care and after school care, mentoring, camps and holiday programs and other activities.