During our endeavors to launch the new dental and vision plans (Solstice), we found unexpected administrative issues. The Employee Benefit Fund (EBF), the provider of the benefit, required additional contracts to be in place prior to DASNY offering the benefit. Local 698 and DASNY have been working diligently on this issue for the past few weeks.
DASNY now has a finalized Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in hand. We hope to have the MOA signed by both DASNY President Bushell, and CSEA Statewide President Donohue in the coming week.
When this occurs, Human Resources will email information to all staff regarding the available benefits. This is significant for those looking to retire soon. Remember, in order to be able to have dental and/or vision coverage in retirement, you must be subscribed to the Solstice plans 90 days prior to your last day of work.
Again, HR will push out details as soon as we have all signed documents. If you have questions, please contact Local 698 President Liz Moran (firstname.lastname@example.org).