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FAQs
Management Benefits Fund > General Questions


Where is the Management Benefits Funds office located?
Can I make an appointment to speak with a Fund representative?
Is there any cost associated with being a Fund member and receiving Fund benefits?
Am I eligible for MBF Membership?
Are my dependents eligible for Fund benefits?
How do I obtain coverage of Fund benefits for my spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependent children?
What documentation is required for full-time students?
What are the benefits that I am entitled to?
Do I have to pay any premiums for these benefits?
How do I enroll?
If I am transferred to another City agency or my title changes, would I still be eligible for MBF benefits?
What happens if I leave City service?



Where is the Management Benefits Funds office located?
The Fund is located at 40 Rector Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10006.

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Can I make an appointment to speak with a Fund representative? 
Yes. If you would like to receive detailed information or would like to make an appointment to see a Fund representative, call the Fund's Administrative Office at (212) 306-7290. From outside New York City call (888) 4000MBF (888-400-0623), or if hearing impaired call the TTY number at (212) 306-7629.

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Is there any cost associated with being a Fund member and receiving Fund benefits? 
No, there is no cost to be a Fund member and no cost for Fund benefits, except for voluntary participation in the Group Universal Life Insurance Program.

Find out about the Group Universal Life Insurance Program

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Am I eligible for MBF Membership? 
You may qualify for MBF membership if:
  • You are an active employee who works for 20 or more hours per week; and 
  • Your position duties are managerial/confidential; and 
  • Your position title is not covered under a collective bargaining agreement
As a retiree, you are eligible if you are receiving pension benefits and you retired from a Fund-covered title.

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Are my dependents eligible for Fund benefits? 
If you qualify for active or retired member status, your spouse/domestic partner and dependent children up to age 26 (effective January 1, 2011) are eligible for Superimposed Major Medical, Dental, and Vision Care benefits.  They do not have to be enrolled for City health coverage.  However, the Superimposed Major Medical Plan deductible may be affected by this.  Please refer to Superimposed Major Medical Plan booklet section.

In addition, eligible dependent children through age 29 (Young Adult Dependents) are eligible for Direct Pay Coverage Continuation (DPCC) of SMMP, Dental, and Vision Care benefits.  Please refer to the Fund Eligibility and Membership booklet section.

Download the Direct Pay Coverage Continuation Form (PDF)

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How do I obtain coverage of Fund benefits for my spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependent children? 
When completing the Fund Enrollment Form you must list your eligible dependents in the appropriate section on the form and attach documentation.

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What documentation is required for full-time students for any claims incurred prior to 2011 to age 23? 
For semesters prior to 2011, members who have full-time student dependents between the ages of 19 and 23 must obtain a Dependent Student Certification Form from the Fund. The member and an authorized person in the Registrar's office of the student's educational institution must complete the form. The completed forms must be submitted to:

Management Benefits Fund
40 Rector Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10006

Fund Member's unmarried dependent children age 19 and uo to age 23: Dependent child coverage terminates at attainment of age 19. Coverage may be extended if the requirements specified below are met.

Full-Time Students, to age 23: Covered up to their 23rd birthday for Superimposed Major Medical Plan, Dental, and Vision Care benefits if the following criteria are met:

  • The student must be enrolled in an educational institution (college, university, trade, or secondary school) licensed and accredited in the state in which it is situated; and
  • The institution must grant a degree or diploma; and
  • The student must be in attendance full-time as determined by the educational institution; and
  • The member must supply at least 50% of the student's support and the student must be covered by the member's Basic City health plan.



Download the Dependent Student Certification Form (PDF)

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What are the benefits that I am entitled to?
As a member, you can take advantage of the following benefits:
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Group Universal Life (GUL) Insurance (Optional)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
  • Superimposed Major Medical Plan (SMMP) Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Care Benefits
  • Survivor Benefits
  • COBRA
  • Retiree Medicare HMO Drug Benefits
  • GHI Senior Care Rider Subsidy Benefit
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Benefits
  • Special Leave of Absence Coverage (SLOAC)
  • Health Club Reimbursement Program

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Do I have to pay any premiums for these benefits?
With the exception of Group Universal Life Insurance, all benefits are fully paid for by the Fund.

Learn more about Group Universal Life Insurance

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How do I enroll?
If you satisfy the Fund's membership eligibility criteria, you should contact your agency benefit representative. You will then have to complete an Enrollment Form (Form 1060).

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If I am transferred to another City agency or my title changes, would I still be eligible for MBF benefits?
Your coverage ends when your title is eligible for collective bargaining or when you go off active pay status. You must complete a new 1060 Form for agency transfers or title changes within MBF.

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What happens if I leave City service?
If you are a member of the MBF at the time of retirement, you may apply for retiree membership. You are entitled to receive benefits as a retiree from the moment you become pension-payable.

If you terminate employment with the City or defer your retirement, you may be eligible for limited coverage under COBRA.

Learn more about COBRA

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