Unions - Health and Welfare

Benefits Introduction

The majority of your healthcare benefits are provided through your Union’s insurance plans. Please consult your individual collective bargaining agreement: Local 1199, Local 32B-32J, Local 100, MEBA, or MM&P.

The following Health & Welfare benefits are available to you through Columbia University:

To learn more about the benefits terms see the Benefits Glossary.

Choose Your Coverage Carefully

Your elections will be in effect from January 1 or your date of hire (whichever is later) until December 31. Unless you have a Qualified Life Status Change, you will not have another opportunity to change your benefits coverage until the annual benefits Open Enrollment held each fall.

Please keep in mind in order to have Flexible Spending Accounts, you must enroll online within 31 days of your date of hire. If you miss the deadline, you will not have this benefit.

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Find basic information on the Patient Protection and ACA.