With the new year approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you to update your beneficiary designations. If you have experienced any family status changes (marriage, birth of child, adoption of child, divorce, or death) since your initial appointment to Central Office and have not updated your beneficiary designation form, please do so now. It is extremely important that Central Office Human Resources, your retirement plan, your voluntary benefits plan administrators, and your welfare fund all have your current beneficiary designations on file. This will ensure that your benefits are paid promptly and to your designated loved ones.
You may use the following links to access the forms.
To update your beneficiary designation with the DC 37 Health & Security Plan, contact them at 1-212-815-1234 to obtain the form.
Complete and return these forms to COHR and always remember to retain a copy for your records.
Based on your job classification, the following is a detailed listing of all the individual plan administrators and their contact information. If you are enrolled in any of these benefits plans, please contact the plans directly for the forms, if applicable.
Retirement Plans for ECP and HEO Series Staff:
TIAA-CREF, 1-800-842-2776, www.tiaa-cref.org/cuny
Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), 1-888-869-2877, www.trs.nyc.ny.us
New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS) – Only if previously in the plan under a Classified civil service title, 1-347-643-3000, www.nycers.org
New York City Board of Education Retirement System (BERS), 1-718-935-5400, www.nycbers.org
Supplemental Retirement Plans for ECP and HEO Series Staff:
TIAA-CREF GSRA, 1-800-842-2776, www.tiaa-cref.org
TRS TDA (Only if you are a TRS member), 1-888-869-2877, www.trs.nyc.ny.us
Halliday Financial Group TDA, 1-800-786-1598, www.hallidayfinancial.com/data
NYS Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) – 457 (b) Plan, 1-800-422-8463, www.nysdcp.com
Carriers for Voluntary Benefits for ECP and HEO Series Staff:
Life Insurance Plan: New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Trust, Marsh Affinity Group Services, 1-888-386-9788, www.nysut.org
Long-Term Care Insurance: PSC-CUNY: John Hancock 1-800-543-7108, www.jhancock.com/gltc
Long-Term Care Insurance: City of New York: MetLife 1-800-438-6388, www.metlife.com/mybenefits
Retirement Plan Options for Classified Staff:
NYCERS, 1-347-643-3000, www.nycers.org
TIAA-CREF – Only if previously in the plan under a HEO series title with CUNY, 1-800-842-2776, www.tiaa-cref.org/cuny
Supplemental Retirement Plan Options for Classified Staff:
MetLife – 403 (b) Plan, 1-800-560-5001, www.metlife.com
NYS DCP Plan – 457 (b) Plan, 1-800-422-8463, www.nysdcp.com
Voluntary Benefits for Classified Staff:
Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Voluntary Insurance Program, 1-800-347-6071 (website unavailable).