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​PLEASE NOTE:  As of January, 2015, only family members enrolled in supplemental coverage are eligible to use the optical benefit within a calendar year.

News from the Welfare Fund Manager

Statement of Grandfathered Status

The New Rochelle FUSE Welfare Fund Welfare Fund believes this Plan is a “grandfathered health plan” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act). As permitted by the Affordable Care Act, a grandfathered health plan can preserve certain basic health coverage that was already in effect when that law was enacted. Being a grandfathered health plan means that your Plan may not include certain consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act that apply to other plans, for example, the requirement for the provision of preventive health services without any cost sharing. However, grandfathered health plans must comply with certain other consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act, for example, the elimination of lifetime limits on benefits.

Questions regarding which protections apply and which protections do not apply to a grandfathered health plan and what might cause a plan to change from grandfathered health plan status can be directed to the Plan Administrator at 866-999-0300 or 201-963-0633. You may also contact the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor at 866-444-3272 or This website has a table summarizing which protections do and do not apply to grandfathered health plans.

Welfare Fund

What is the Welfare Fund?

Manager: Diane D'Onofrio Delgado

Administrative Assistant: Rose Colasuonno

In January 1979, following the formation of the New Rochelle FUSE, the New Rochelle FUSE Welfare Fund (originally established in 1968 by UTNR), was expanded. The Welfare Fund was created to provide various benefits that would not otherwise be afforded to City School District Employees.

The funds to provide those benefits are derived from the Board of Education through the process of collective bargaining and are strictly separated from all other union funds. The Fund benefits that members enjoy are the result of the success of the FUSE negotiations on behalf of its members.

Presently, the Fund provides dental, optical, hearing, life, accidental death, and dismemberment benefits.

The day to day business of the Fund is managed by Diane D'Onofrio Delgado, the Fund Manager, under the auspices of the Board of Trustees. The Fund retains legal, actuarial and third party claim administrative professional services.

The Welfare Fund continues to provide important benefits to our members through the negotiations process by the FUSE. As the FUSE remains strong and vital, so does the Welfare Fund