Beginning October 15, 2017, Local 237 Welfare Fund participants will no longer need a voucher from the Fund office to use Optical Benefits.
Instead, just obtain a claim form at the optical services provider of your choice that participates in the Comprehensive Professional Systems (CPS) PPO Network.
To find a participating provider, go to the CPS website. Under the "Select Your Plan" pull down menu, choose “LOCAL 237 TEAMSTERS ACTIVE AND RETIRED ACTIVE FUND”, enter your zip code and submit. If you want to speak to a CPS representative to find a location call (212) 675-5745.
CPS will maintain your Optical Benefit eligibility and your participating optometrist will verify it. The Fund office can also verify eligibility, so you may still call the Fund office at (212) 924-7220.
The benefit frequency will remain the same as previous, active members and dependents are eligible once per year and retirees are eligible once every two years for the Optical Benefit.