Lawrence Teachers' Association
260 Doughty Boulevard, Inwood, NY 11096 (516) 239-7810

Member Services

* NYSUT Member Benefits - includes valuable information on insurance options, financial services, legal services, discounts, and more.

NEW - NYSUT Travel and Vacation Planning

* Annuities and Financial Planning
Omni 403b

NYSUT Financial Benefits

If you are retiring and  DO NOT have a district approved vendor for your 403B, you MUST set one up with Renee Montilli in the Payroll Office.

* Contact / Non-student Contact Forms

Contact Hour Forms

* Contract Information

 Know Your Contract - Transfers

* Dental Insurance
* JJ Stanis - Stanis Net Plus

* Group # 0337
* Questions? Call  516-465-3900
* Keep in mind that oral surgery is through your DDS, not through medical insurance.

* Did You Know?
-  LTA members are entitled to an employee discount from Verizon. Click here for access.
Educational debt relief may be available to you. Click here to find out.

* Excess Major Medical
Enrollment card 

General Information, Plan 1

In-Hospital Statement of Claim Form

Vision Claims Guide

Vision Claim Form

* Excess Major Medical is taken on an individual basis. Open enrollment starts in November. See your senior building representative for details. It covers some costs and deductibles for non-participating
doctors and will pay $50 for each night in the hospital to the employee only. There are also provisions for eye care. Single coverage costs $230 and family coverage is $560 yearly.
* When filling out an Excess Major Medical claim forms, attach your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from Empire. Do not use Excess Major Medical as "other insurance" on Empire claim forms as it is your supplementary insurance, not your secondary ins

* Co-payments for mental health services are reimbursable using the General Claim Form.   

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* Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
FMLA Fact Sheet

* Federal Cares Act - Letter


* Flexible Spending Plan

Reimbursement Claim Forms


* Medical Insurance

Empire Plan Participating Provider Directory
* Pre-approval is now needed for an MRI or a CAT scan, except in the case of an emergency. It is the doctor's responsibilit to get an authorization number, but it is incumbent upon the enrollee to check and follow-up.

* If you are diagnosed with cancer, call Empire and enroll in the cancer part of Empire insurance. Every doctor at Sloane Kettering
participates in the plan.
* UPDATE - When an employee has family coverage, dependent children are covered until the age of 26, whether they are in school or not. After that, they can COBRA the health benefits. This, however, only applies to healthcare. Dental coverage stops at the age of 25 or upon graduation from college, whichever comes first. COBRA is available at a cost of $610 per month, which you can keep for 36 months. Any dependent under the age of 30 without coverage can enroll in COBRA effective 1/10/2010 and be covered until the age of 29. They must pay the full cost of COBRA.

* Military Service Eligibility Expanded

Chapter 41 of the Laws of 2016 enables eligible members to claim up to three years of service credit for military duty – no matter when the service occurred. Previously, to purchase military service credit, the service must have been performed during specified periods of war and certain hostilities.

In order to be eligible to claim this credit, members must have been honorably discharged from the military, have at least five years of credited service, be active NYSTRS members on or after May 31, 2016 (when the law took effect) and claim any possible military credit before their effective date of retirement.

For Tier 1-5 members, the cost for the service is 3% of the salary earned during the 12 months of credited service immediately preceding the year in which a claim is made for each year of military service. For Tier 6 members, the cost for the service is 6% of the salary earned during the 12 months of credited service immediately preceding the year in which a claim is made for each year of military service.

To submit a claim for military service, send a letter and a copy of the applicable honorable military discharge Form DD 214 to the Retirement System. Please contact NYSTRS at (800) 348-7298, Ext. 6060 with any questions.

* New Teacher

NYS New Teacher Professional Development Requirements

* Retirement Planning

Your Blueprint for a Successful Retirement: An online planning guide

New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) Pension & Retirement Education Program (PERP)

* TEACH Accounts

NYSED TEACH Accounts - What You Need to Know

* Vision

NVA - National Vision Administrators

General LTA Claim Form
Excess Major Medical Vision Claim Form

Vision Claims Guide

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