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Those who are NYSUT members have a multitude of additional benefits through NYSUT-Member Benefits NYSUT Member Benefits

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS CTA-BTF! Recently Married? New Baby? Use This Form

Change of Status? You only have 45 days to inform us!

The Preferred Group

(The BTF’s Benefits Administrator)

call 1-800-573-7474 for

assistance or click the link:

The Preferred Group Website to access your account on line, check the status of a claim, etc.

If you have yet to log on, your user name is your first initial followed by your last name followed by the last four digits of your Social Security number. The password when you log in for the first time is Password01.

Most of the plans can be individually purchased or as a group plan. If you find a plan that you believe would be beneficial to our membership, please contact one of the trustees. We are always open to looking at new benefits.


Has your child left for college? You will need to fill out the:

Dependent Student Certification

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.

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