The membership voted to make the change to the Dental Insurance that was proposed by BOCES. With 92 total votes, 89 yes and 3 no votes the proposal has passed. Coverage will begin with the new vendor on July 1st.
A note from Denise Varsik in HR:
Just remind members to send me the names of their dental provider if they are not in the provider directory; we can compile a list and ask The Standard to reach out to the providers to see if they are willing to participate. I also encourage employees to speak to their dental offices to ask if they would consider participating in the Ameritas dental network. It never hurts to inquire – BOCES is a very large employer in the area, it carries weight. Also, some of your members were trying to be proactive and do a provider search themselves, and wanted to know which network…it is Classic PPO.
Any questions regarding your coverage can be directed to Robin Eccleston in HR.
Thank you for your vote.
Co-President 121 total votes
Ed DeSantis 77
John Madden 44
CBT Representative 125 total votes
Barb Gebo 72
Steve Goss 53
Treasurer Pam VanVorce ran unopposed
The ITPA Board for 2020-2021 will be:
Ed DeSantis Co-President
Stacy Blackwell Co-President
Pam VanVorce Treasurer
Barb Gebo CBT Representative
Carmela Zareski Secretary
In February 2018 Excellus announced that they were changing the payment structure of the ‘Classic’ plan for charges incurred at Out-of-Network providers from 100% to 80%. This change became effective January 1, 2019.
ITPA has recently secured an agreement with BOCES to allow members to be reimbursed up to a total of $5000 for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred for services delivered between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
To apply for the reimbursement contact Robin Eccleston in Human Resources.
Through the NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed Defensive Driving Program, NYSUT members and their loved ones licensed in New York State can take this course online at the members-only price of $21.95 per person — a 27% savings over the regular course fee!
BT-BOCES employees receive a membership discount at the Riverwalk Athletic Club. See the attachment for more details.