End of life directives--such as assigning durable power of attorney and creating a last will and testament--are available under GNTA's Legal Services Plan not only to you, the member, but also to your spouse, your parents, and your spouse’s parents at no cost. Learn more...
In the past, GNTA has offered a Defensive Driving course here in the district at a reduced rate through NYSUT. For administrative reasons we have discontinued this offering. As an alternative, we can offer the following:
The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed Defensive Driving Program is sponsored through the National Safety Council.
Benefits of Defensive Driving Program:
1. If you are the principal operator of a vehicle, you will receive a minimum 10% reduction in the base rate of your auto liability and collision insurance premiums each year for three years.
2. You may receive a reduction of up to four points on your driving record.
You may take the course as often as you wish, but you may take it only once every three years for insurance reduction benefits, and once every 18 months for point reduction.
How to Access the Program:
NYSUT members and their families who are licensed in New York state can take this course online at the Member Benefits-reduced price of $21.95 per person -- a savings of $18 per course fee.
Before you can participate online and receive the discounted pricing, you need to get the unique NYSUT Member Benefits Access Code. THE ACCESS CODE IS NYSUTDDC.
If you already have the access code (see above), click here to access the National Safety Council online course.
Please note that each family member will need to register for and take the course separately.
There will be a workshop on retirement benefits available from the GNTA Benefit Trust Fund and GNTA's Retired Educators Chapter at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the South Middle School Library. Click the link below for more information.
Retirement Benefits Workshop
Get the latest changes to our benefits necessitated by the Affordable Care Act.
Changes to the Benefit Plan
The GNTA Benefit Trust Fund would like you to know that November 2013 will be an open enrollment period for those wishing to purchase long term disability insurance. Click the link below for more information.
Long Term Disability Insurance
The privacy practices of GNTA's Benefit Trust Fund have been revised under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Click the link below to learn how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
New HIPAA Privacy Practices
GNTA is pleased to offer to all GNTA bargaining unit members and their family members, through NYSUT Benefit Trust, a six-hour Defensive Driver Course. Click the link below for full details.
Defensive Driver Course
In an ongoing effort to serve our membership, the Trustees of the GNTA Benefit Trust Fund are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2012 (payable in 2013) the Excess Medical Benefit will be improved. Click the link below for full details.
Excess Medical Enhancements & Changes
The GNTA Benefit Trust Fund is again offering an open enrollment during the month of February 2013 through CIGNA Dental Health, Inc. This program is offered as an alternative to the GNTA Benefit Trust Fund dental plan. Click the link below for full details.
Notice to All GNTA & OSA Members Regarding Open Enrollment in the CIGNA Dental Health Plan
The advisers of our Benefit Trust Fund's Legal Services Program have some sound advice in the event that a loved one passes away, and you need to distribute the estate. Follow the link to read more, and contact Mirkin & Gordon, P.C. for more information.
Probating a Decedent's Estate
The advisers of our Benefit Trust Fund's Legal Services Program have some thoughts about "short sales," a scenario where you must sell your home, but its value is less than the principal balance of the mortgage. Follow the link to read more, and contact Mirkin & Gordon, P.C. for more information.
Short Sale: No Easy Solution