Open Enrollment for the NYSNA Benefits Fund runs from November 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
The best way to guard against the flu virus is to receive an annual vaccination. It's a good idea to get your vaccination as early as possible each flu season, which extends from October through May. The Fund provides more information on flu coverage and locations.
Participants and their dependents may encounter problems in their health coverage portability due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Accordingly, certain timeframes are being extended by the Federal government, including COBRA.
COBRA can now be elected retroactively for periods beginning March 1 as late as August 28, and payments for March through June can be made as late as July 29 without being considered delinquent.
The U.S. Department of Labor Web site explains this extension in further detail and gives examples of how this extension and others can help.
You can also call the Benefits Fund office for more information at (877) RN BENEFITS [762-3633].