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June 2020 Benefit Fund Info

MPTA Benefit Fund for Active and Retired Members

Summer 2020

Summary Schedule of Benefits

Vision News— Raymond Opticians offers a spare pair of eyeglasses along with our plan of one pair of eyeglasses for employees and one for dependents.  The spare pair can be transferred to any family member.  Our plan year runs from July 1 to June 30. If you use another optician, you file your claim with Davis Vision. (as of June 1st, Raymonds is open for glasses but not offering exams)

Davis Vision Claim Form

Legal News—Chris Harold and his associates will provide legal services to our extended family members (parents, in-laws) at a discounted rate. They will draw up a simple will, living will, medical care proxy and a general power of attorney for $500 for our family members.  The cost is usually $1000+ for all 4.  (These services continue to be free to our members).

If you are interested in Elder Care Planning, please contact Chris and he will set up the appointment with Littman Krooks.  Chris can be reached at 914-683-2500.

Retirement Benefits — we are happy to offer vision, legal, dental and health advocate to our retirees.  The cost will be $1015 for single and $1745 for family memberships.  Information was recently sent to retirees via email. Retirees must notify Ellen or Kerri if their email changes.

Enrollment Changes – If you change your address, add a dependent, etc... you need to fill out a new enrollment form. Please see the attached form and send it to Ellen.


Enrollment Change Form

Dependents - As of July 1st, dependents will be covered for dental and vision up to the age of 26.  You will no longer need to provide documentation that they are in college.

Dental - Unused funds from the 19-20 plan year will be rolled over to the next plan year due to the shut down of many dentists. Detailed info is provided.  Forms are also attached. Please make sure the address is for Wallingford CT and not Chicago!

Ortho Coverage/Invisalign - The benefit fund will cover up to the max ($2000) for invisalign or similar product put in by a dentist effective July 1, 2018. 

Dental Claim Form

List of Providers

COBRA – If your employment has been terminated (resigned or temporary leave) or your child is no longer eligible, you are entitled to continue dental and vision coverage for 18 months. Please see the attached forms for more info.

COBRA Form Letter

COBRA Part Two

Health Advocate Program— Contact them at or 1-866-695-8622. This program is available to you and your family including parents. They will help answer medical issues and billing problems.       

Employee Assistance Program – For more information, please visit their website –

Stacey Braun Financial Services -  Free annual financial consultations.  Call 1-888-949-1925

Stacey Braun Financial Services Brochure

Zenith American Solutions (formerly known as IPI). – If you have an issue with a claim, please contact Zenith American Solutions at P.O. Box 5817, Wallingford, Ct 06492 or 1-800-446-8646 ext. 3222 for Shauna.

**There is a $30.00 charge for stopped checks/replacement checks.


Have a Happy and Healthy Summer!


MPTA Benefit Fund Co – Chairs: Ellen Igo and Kerri DeCrenza or 

Trustees: Mary Cunningham (retiree), Lauren Cherchia, Suzanne Ketchum, Virginia Campbell and Erika O’Byrne