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Welcome to the CWA Local 1180 Retiree Benefits Fund

On behalf of the Trustees and Staff of the CWA Local 1180 Retirees Benefits Fund, congratulations on your retirement. We recognize and thank you for your long, faithful service to the people of the City of New York and wish you a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

Please carefully review the full Retiree Summary Plan Description and the  Outline of Benefits for Retirees.They describe the broad array of benefits available to you and your eligible dependents through the Fund. If there are any changes to your spouse’s or dependent children’s information, please complete the required registration form. If your dependent is between the ages of 19 and 26 and has not yet applied for extended coverage, please fill out an Extended Coverage application and return to the Funds Office. You can request a personalized form by contacting the Funds Office at 212.966.5353.

Please be sure you have filled out and returned to the Fund a Retiree Registration Form, along with a signed and executed pink copy of your New York City Health Benefits Application form, and a copy of your pension stub. All required documents should be sent to the CWA Local 1180 Retirees Benefits Funds.

If you have not elected to receive your prescription drugs under a New York City Health Insurance Plan, your CWA 1180 Prescription Drug Program Card administered through Capital Rx ( will be reactivated after the Fund processes your completed registration form and required documentation. Please allow several weeks for processing. If you have any questions please feel free to call the Fund Office at 212.966.5353.


Board of Trustees

Gloria Middleton, Chairman  |  Gerald Brown  |  Robin Blair-Batte  |  Lourdes Acevedo  |  Arthur Cheliotes
Damien Arnold, Fund Administrator



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Please carefully review the full Retiree Summary Plan Description and the Outline of Benefits for Retirees. They describe the broad array of benefits available to you and your eligible dependents through the Fund.


Benefits for Retiree, Spouse, and Eligible Dependents


General Medical Reimbursement$1,200 per family per calendar year

Prescription Drug BenefitUp to $1,500 per family, per calendar year

Dental Coverage
Choice one of the following:

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Fund Scheduled Dental Plan  arrow%30
Empire BC/BS XPO  arrow%30
Emblem Preferred Dental  arrow%30

Optical Benefit
Up to $200 (effective 1/1/2024) per pair of prescription glasses; maximum 1 pair per individual per calendar year. No more than 4 pairs per family, per calendar year

Optical Vendor Options: (Note: you may utilize any vendor’s network providers)
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General Vision Services
Vision Screening

Mental Health Reimbursement
Up to $300 a year per person for out-of-hospital mental health services (licensed psychiatrist, psychotherapist or psychologist, or certified social worker)

Hearing Aid Reimbursement
Up to $600 per person in a two-year period




Benefits for Retiree and Spouse Only

Podiatry Benefit 
Up to $10 a visit for a maximum of four visits per calendar year

Legal Services
Comprehensive Legal Services by Plan Attorney in area, and by a schedule reimbursement out-of-area. ($1,000 maximum for the calendar year). Spouse covered for Will only.


   Benefits Office Contact Information


Security Benefits, Retiree Benefits, Education Benefits
and Legal Benefits Funds

6 Harrison Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013-2898 

212.966.5353   |   888.966.5353 (out-of-area)

Annuity Benefits Fund

Administrative Services Only, Inc.
303 Merrick Road, Suite 300, Lynbrook, NY 11563-9010

877.999.3555 (Toll Free)  |