Your Benefits as a CWA Local 1180 Retiree

Supplemental health benefits and legal benefits are available to all CWA Local 1180 retirees and eligible dependents. These supplemental health benefits include dental, optical, podiatry, hearing aid, prescription drug cost reimbursement, general medical reimbursement, and mental health reimbursement. Additionally, the Retiree Division is a service to members that helps you enjoy an optimal retirement with a wide range of activities including exercise programs, computer classes, recreational activities, workshops, seminars, events, and so much more.  

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Retiree Benefits

In addition to medical benefits provided by your health insurance, CWA Local 1180 provides all retirees with Supplemental Health Benefits. Click here for a detailed listing



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Call CWA Local 1180 Retiree Benefits Fund with questions regarding

Supplemental Benefits

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Legal
  • Prescription Card
  • Dental
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Prescription Reimbursement
  • General Medical Reimbursement

Phone: 212.966.5353 OR 1.888.966.5353
Click here to access your CWA Local 1180 account



Understanding Your Benefits



Call New York City Retiree System (NYCERS) with questions regarding 

Pension Payments

  • Monthly Check
  • Direct Deposit (EFT Statements)
  • Tax Deductions
  • Health Insurance Deductions

Phone: 347.643.3000
Click here for NYCERS website




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Call NYC Office of Labor Relations (OLR)

with questions regarding:

Optional Rider for Prescription Drugs
Medicare Reimbursement
Health Insurance Plans

  • Blue Cross
  • GHI
  • HIP
  • Aetna

Phone: 212.513.0470
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Need a phone number or way to contact one of our Benefit Providers?

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Transitioning to Retirement


When you first began working for the City, retirement was a distant dream. You were in a phase of life that had to do with work and family, and the daily grind gave you so much to do that retirement was not even on the radar screen. As the years passed, however, the possibility of retirement “some day” became a reality. Since retirement decisions are some of the most important decisions you will ever make, these guidelines should help with a checklist of things to do and places to contact.

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Book Your Benefits Advocacy Appointments

Individual appointments are available to retirees who desire a one-on-one review of their supplemental benefit reimbursement. Appointments are available virtually with the Retiree Division staff online and by telephone.

For more information, please contact  the Retiree Division at 212.226.5800

If you have scheduled an appointment for an Individual Benefit Review please be aware of what is needed for your review.

The following is required to file the Prescription Drug Claim Form:

  • Make sure you collect your pre-printed claim forms 
  • 12 pension stubs, four quarterly statements, or yearly itemized statement from New York City Pension Office
  • Prescription Statements (Medicare Part D Explanation of Benefits) from your health plan 

The following is required to file the General Medical Claim Form: 

  • Make sure you bring your pre-printed claim form 
  • Your health plan Explanation of Benefits for co-payments and deductible 




Benefit Office Contact Information

Annuity Benefits Fund

Administrative Services Only, Inc.
303 Merrick Road, Suite 300, Lynbrook, NY 11563-9010
718.204.7172 Ext. 5520  |  516.396.5520
877.999.3555 (Toll Free)

CWA Local 1180 Security Benefits, Education Benefits 
& Legal Benefits Funds

6 Harrison Street, New York, NY 10013-2898
212.966.5353   |   888.966.5353 (out-of-area)