The Preferred Group

(The BTF’s Benefits Administrator)

call 1-800-573-7474 for 

assistance  or go to:


to access your account on line, check the status of a claim, etc.


Dependent coverage will end on the earliest of the following events:

1. Your coverage ends;

2. The dependent ceases to be an eligible dependent due to divorce, separation, or death;

3.  Termination of coverage for a post-secondary student not returning to school is the last day of the month of last enrollment (Students transferring to another school have 90 days to re-enroll); 

4. The last day of the month the dependent reaches 25;

5. You stop making any payments required for dependent coverage;

6. The Plan is changed to terminate coverage for all dependents.

Leave of Absence

Any member of the Trust granted a leave of absence by the Board of Education after at least one year of continuous membership in the Trust, may maintain his/her membership through direct personal payment to the Trust.  Payment will be required in full within 30 days of last day worked and will be equal to the amount that would have been due from the Board of Education.  In the event payment is not received within 30 days, membership will be terminated.  If membership is not maintained, the member, upon return, will be subject to all rules affecting new members.  The Trust will provide this service for a teacher on leave for a maximum of two years, unless extended by a vote of the Trustees.

Other Links


  • "Benefit of the Quarter

    Our Long Term Care Program is a supplemental program, available to members who meet the underwriting requirements, and who pay the necessary premium.  Although most people who require long term care services are elderly, many are actually working-aged adults.  Medical advancements and technological breakthroughs often prolong life, but not always at a full functional level.  Many people wrongly assume that health insurance or government programs will pay these costs. However, individuals and their families often bear the brunt of these expenses.  Moreover, government assistance is available only on a very limited basis, and individuals usually must “spend down” their assets in order to qualify.

    Our Long Term Care plan begins paying benefits directly to the individual after 90 days.  An individual covered under this plan can receive benefits if he or she cannot perform two or more Activities of Daily Living (bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, continence, and feeding) while insured and his or her condition is caused by an injury, sickness or advancing age.  Please see one of your Trustees to learn the cost of this supplemental plan, and to receive an application.
    For more information, e-mail Lew at LStrumpf@Prodigy.Net
    Posted May 4, 2015, 5:45 PM by Sue Lewis
  • Has Your Status Changed?
    Did you get married, have a baby, get divorced, or change your family status in any way? We need to know. In order for you and your family to receive the benefits to which you are entitled, you must inform us of any changes. Children who have reached their nineteenth birthday are no longer eligible for benefits unless they are full-time college students. The coverage for these students ends on their twenty-fifth birthday. Please keep in mind that this date is different than the date contained in the new health insurance law.

    Please contact Lisa Sable at Lisa.Sable@chufsd.org to update your paperwork or you can now use the 
    new Change of Status form on this Web site.
    Posted May 4, 2015, 5:48 PM by Sue Lewis
  • “Assist America” benefit now called “World Wide Emergency Travel Services”

    Our Assist America program from UNUM which offers assistance while we travel has had a name change. It is now called WETS (Worldwide Emergency Travel Service).

    Benefits include Travel Assistance Services as well as Medical Assistance Services. Please click on the “Assist America/WETS” button on the left to view the brochure and to find out more information as to what the benefit offers members.

    Posted Feb 21, 2014, 11:33 AM by CTABTF Admin
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Audit Available for Review

Please note that an audit of the financial statements of Croton Teachers Association Benefit Trust Fund for the 13-14 year was prepared and is on file. Please contact any trustee is you wish to review the audit or have any questions.