What is the MVCCPA Benefits Fund?
What is a benefits fund? A benefits fund is a collectively
bargained program designed to provide a plan of benefits to members of a
bargaining unit and their dependents.
Professional Association Benefits Trust Fund was established as part of the 2002-2005
contract negotiations (see Article
Benefits Fund Workshop
Who are the
officers and trustees? Our officers and trustees were selected for their
knowledge of benefits and finances, for their dedication to serving the best
interests of the entire membership, and for their willingness to serve the PA
in this important capacity. Click here
for photos and contact information for each of our officers and trustees.
having a benefits fund mean to me as a PA member? Having a benefits
fund gives the PA greater autonomy in reviewing and selecting benefits for our
membership. For example, immediately after its creation, the officers and
trustees of the MVCC Professional Association Benefits Trust Fund began an
extensive review--with invaluable assistance from NYSUT Member Benefits--of
which group plan benefits would best serve the interests of our membership. Of
all the NYSUT Group Benefit Plans, we decided to invest in Davis Vision, which already has saved our
members hundreds of dollars in vision care services. The second benefit brought
to you by the Benefits Fund is UNUMProvident Life
Here is a
full list of free MVCC Professional Association Benefits Fund benefits for all
bargaining unit members:
life insurance -$50,000
death and dismemberment - $50,000
term disability – 60% of income up to $5,000 per month
out-of-pocket medical reimbursement plan -$150 per year
- How can I sign up for the Davis Vision benefit? Click here to use
our online enrollment form!
- How can I update my Davis Vision benefit enrollment
Click here to enter our
secure area to use our online enrollment update form!
- How can I sign up for the UNUMProvident
Life Insurance? Click here to use our online beneficiary
- Have I completed and returned all my Benefits Fund enrollment
information? Click here to find out!
- What is the Health Advocate program all about? Click here to find
out more about the Health Advocate program
- What is the Group Access Legal Service? Click here to find out
more about the Group Access Legal Service
- What do I need to do if I am in a Domestic Partnership? Click here to retrieve the form
that you will need to provide to the union.
should I direct questions about our Benefits Fund benefits? Please feel free to
contact me, or any of our trustees, with questions about our
for your interest in the MVCC Professional Association Benefits Trust Fund and
feel free to contact me with questions.
Justin Wilcox, Chair