Any Senior Court Clerk looking to job share should contact the Association office for more information.
Court Families Assistance Fund
The New York State Unified Court System, with support from the Center for Court Innovation, is committed to assisting families of judges and court employees affected by the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. In support of this mission, the Court Families Assistance Fund will provide funds to court employees who have suffered substantial losses. This link http://inside-ucs.org/fund should provide you with the information/instructions regarding the Court Families Assistance Fund. In the event that the link does not work for you, Click here to view/download the fund information and application.
UNUM Annual Re-enrollment information added to Downloads Section
If no coverage changes are requested no action is required. If any changes to existing coverage is desired you must file your request during the period between March 15th and May 15th of 2013. We recommend all members covered under UNUM review the new information.
Supplemental Benefits Services Inc. Vision Care Centers
The vendor has been added to the Member Benefits Section - Vision Benefit tab of the website. Check the downloadable pamphlet for details and locations. You may review information on all optical benefit options in that section.
Rescheduled General Membership Meeting
A General Membership Meeting of the New York State Court Clerks Association was previously scheduled for October 30, 2012. The meeting will now be held on Wednesday January 30th, 2013 at 6:15 PM in the Park West High School Auditorium located at 525 West 50th St between 10th & 11th Avenue.
Please bring copies of the proposed constitutional changes with you the night of the General Membership Meeting.
NYC Restore helps New Yorkers in the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy get access to important information and services to help them recover. Four NYC Restoration Centers provide the following types of assistance:
- NYC Rapid Repairs*
- Food and Nutrition Assistance
- Temporary Housing Information
- Health and Medical Benefits
- Business Restoration
- Counseling Services
- Financial Assistance
- Personal Records and Information
*NYC Rapid Repairs is a new program to send teams of contractors and City inspectors to neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy to quickly repair damaged homes.
NYC Restoration Centers are open from 8 AM – 8 PM daily
NYC Restoration Centers are located at these addresses:
Coney Island Gravesend
Our Lady of Solace SSA Building
2866 W. 19th St. 10 Bouck Ct.
Brooklyn, 11224 Brooklyn, 11223
Far Rockaway Staten Island
10-01 Beach 20th St. 1976 Hylan Boulevard
(At Cornaga Ave.) Staten Island, 10306
Red Hook Fort Tilden
Coffey Park 321 Rockaway Point Blvd
85 Richards Street Queens, 11697
Continental Home Loans Inc. Added to Discounts and Promotions Page
A mortgage company specializing in discounts for union members has been added to the discounts and promotion page.
2012 Delegate and Trustee Elections
Manhattan Grand Optical AKA Worthy Eyes is no longer in our optical plan. Any claims submitted for this location will not be honored even if the member pays for the glasses and submits the optical voucher.
Claims Submitted to the Union
All claims that are submitted to the Union for payment must have a complete reimbursement form and itemized legible receipt with PROOF of PAYMENT otherwise your claim will be rejected. This applies to all credit card and cash reimbursements submitted for payment.
Items for Sale on the Internet
We are trying a new company for individual items. This is a storefront for some items for sale, you can buy these items one at a time. All items come with a money back guarantee, less shipping charges. Please feel free to let me know how you like this new service. www.cafepress.com/nyscourtclerks
Dentists can now file your claim electronically with Cook Associates.
Members and Retirees let your dentist know that they can file your claim electronically with Cook Associates. By filing electronically your claim will be processed faster. The average turnaround time for a claim filed electronically is about a week. All the dentist has to do is register with Cook Associates by calling their office at 212-505-5050 please ask for Edward. This new procedure is available to all dentists whether they are a Participating Provider or not.
EBT Body Scan
The Trustees are happy to announce a New Benefit Option to all Active Members and their Spouses. Beginning January 2008, Members and Spouses may choose to receive the (EBT Body Scan) through Inner Imaging and the Continuum Heart Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center.
They are open Monday-Friday 7:30am to 6:30 pm, with some Saturday hours available. The phone number is 212-991-5445. The exam cost for Member and/or Spouse will be $150 for the Heart, Lung scan and $175 for the Heart, Lung, Abdomen, and Pelvis screening. The $200 balance will be paid by the Court Clerk Benefit Fund.
The public pays upwards of $1000 for the procedure. This benefit will be provided once every five (5) years and will count toward your eligibility for Affiliated Physicians screening in year that it is utilized. Any member who had the scan done in 2007 can be reimbursed upon proof of scan.
There are three separate and distinct accounts under the supervision of the Union's Treasurer. The first and main account is where your bi-weekly dues are deposited. This account covers all general operation expenses such as legal expenses, lobbying expenses, officer and delegate stipends and political expenses to name a few. The second account is the Dinner Dance account. This account is funded entirely by the sale of dinner dance tickets and journal ads taken by various law firms. The monies from this account are used to fund ten annual $1,000 scholarships and to pay for any expenses relating to the dinner dance. The third account was set up for the annual Court Clerk Golf Outing. Again, these monies are generated from outing sponsorships and golf reservation sales and are used exclusively for the Golf Outing. At no time have these accounts ever been co-mingled.
Security Benefits Update
The Security Benefits Funds, (The Welfare Fund), are under the direct supervision and managed by the Trustee Board. Unlike the accounts mentioned in the above paragraph, the Welfare Fund Accounts receive their money not from the member dues but from annual contributions from the State of New York as negotiated through the contract bargaining process. All of the accounts are in excellent financial condition with more than adequate reserves. The annual income and expense reports will be mailed to each member in May.