CSEA prescription drug co-pay benefits info

CSEA members who are enrolled in the Empire Plan or an HMO are entitled to reimbursements for NYSHIP prescription drug card co-pays and covered prescriptions less than the co-pay once annually, up to a maximum of $150 per family per calendar year.  To obtain the maximum benefit of $150, members must wait until their co-pay expenses reach $450 before filing a claim. For purposes of the Prescription Drug Co-pay Benefit, “Family” includes Domestic Partner.

  • Members who are enrolled in the New York State Health Insurance Program (either the Empire Plan or Health Maintenance Organization) are entitled to a reimbursement once annually for NYSHIP prescription drug co-pays for themselves and their eligible dependents.
  • Only one claim per calendar year (January – December) is processed.  To obtain the maximum benefit, wait until your co-pay expenses reach $450.00 before filing your claim.
  • If you do not accumulate $450.00 before the end of the year, submit your claim after December 31 for what you did pay over $300.00.

The Deadline for submission is March 31 of the following year for the co-pays accumulated during the previous calendar year. Therefore, for 2017 the deadline is March 31, 2018.

Submit your completed form with itemized pharmacy printout clearly indicating the patient name, co-pay amount, and prescription drug names, along with a photocopy of your Empire Plan or HMO insurance card. Cash register receipts, canceled checks and credit card receipts are not acceptable. The fund will then send the check to the member.  Prescriptions must be dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.

To obtain more information and print the form go to this website:  https://www.cseaebf.com/state_benefits.php

Targeted Tuition for Welding

The NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training is pleased to announce the continuation of the targeted tuition program for Welding. This program provides tuition assistance to CSEA-represented NYS OSU and DMNA employees who wish to take welding courses. Eligible employees can receive two targeted tuition benefits (vouchers or reimbursements). Each targeted benefit can provide tuition assistance for one non-credit welding course up to $1,140 or one credit-bearing welding course, up to a maximum of four credits at the resident tuition per credit rate, not to exceed $285 per credit. Applications must be received by March 31, 2018 and courses must be in session sometime between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

Targeted Tuition Welding Brochure 2017-2018

CSEA Sponsored Trip

New York City Bus Trip to Radio City Christmas Spectacular
On Saturday, November 11, there will be a bus trip to New York City to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The bus will depart the campus at 6:00 am and return that evening around 10:30 pm. The cost is $121.00 per person and includes the bus transportation and the ticket to the show. The show starts at 11:00 am. There is free time in the city after the show. Please contact Kelly Spettel at 436-3488 or Kelly.Spettel@oneonta.edu if you would like to reserve seats or get more information. This trip is open to the campus community – students, faculty, and staff. The trip is sponsored by CSEA Local 635.


CSEA Women’s Committee Annual School Supply Drive – August 1-19

The CSEA Women’s Committee Annual School Supply Drive is running from August 1st through the 19th. Please bring in new school items. Last year The Family Service Association was able to serve 487 children. Each year we are able to provide several boxes of new supplies to students who otherwise wouldn’t have any.  If you would like to donate, please click on the following link for a list of items needed and the campus areas where collection boxes will be located:  School Supply Drive.

Thank you in advance for donating!

The Women’s Committee

Leave Donations for Kyle Burch

Under an agreement between applicable public employee unions and the State of New York, a program has been established where vacation time can be donated across unions to those who have exhausted their sick leave. Kyle Burch, UUP, has exhausted his sick leave accruals. Any member of the CSEA bargaining unit can donate vacation days to Kyle so long as they maintain a balance of 10 vacation days after donated days are deducted from their balances. The identity of donors remains confidential. To donate any accruals to Kyle, please print out and complete the form at the following link: http://www.oneonta.edu/admin/humres/HR/HR_images/LEAVE_DONATION_FORM.pdf.

Send the completed form to Human Resources Office, Netzer 208. For further information, please contact the Human Resources office at 436-2509. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

CSEA Local 635 Scholarships for High School Seniors of Local 635 Members

CSEA Local 635 Scholarships are available for high school seniors (children of Local 635 members) going into college. Every student that qualifies will be awarded $1000. To apply, go to: http://csealocal635.org/ and click on scholarship applications, or call Cindi Hall at ext. 3345.  The filing deadline is April 1, 2015. We also give $100 towards books to employees taking classes. If you would like to be reimbursed for your books, please keep your receipts and call Cindi Hall for the application.