Teamsters Local 237

Prescription Benefit


Local 237 Welfare Fund Prescription Drug Benefit For
Active Full Time Welfare Fund Participants

Effective July 1, 2012

Aetna is the new Prescription Benefit Manager. When filling a prescription at a retail pharmacy you will need to provide your Aetna ID card. For those members who choose the cost saving mail order program,  complete an Aetna Mail Order Delivery form. Forms may be obtained by contacting Aetna customer service, Teamsters Local 237 Welfare Fund or print a form from the Aetna Navigator at www.Aetna.com

There will be no changes to your benefit structure and your benefits will be the same on July 1st as they were on June 30th.

  • Contact Aetna’s customer service number (specifically for Local 237 members) for questions regarding prescriptions benefits at:

1 (855) 352-1599

Standard Operating Hours for Aetna’s customer service

Monday – Friday: 7:00am to 11:00pm Eastern
Saturday: 7:00am to 9:30pm Eastern
Sunday: 8:00am to 6:00pm Eastern

Summary of the Fund’s prescription benefit:

  • The cap – or maximum annual drug benefit, for you and your eligible dependents – was increased from $10,000 to $12,500 per year on June 1, 2010.
  • Co-pays for a 34 day supply or less of a generic drug purchased at a local retail pharmacy is $5.00 and co-pays for a name-brand drug is $15.00. If the prescription is for more than a 34-day supply, the co-pay at a local retail pharmacy doubles to $10.00 for generic drugs and $30.00 for name-brand drugs.
  • A 90-day supply ordered through the voluntary Aetna mail order program is available to members for a single co-pay. The cost is $5.00 for generic and $15.00 for name-brand for a full 90-day supply, the same price as a 34-day supply purchased at a local retail pharmacy.

While the mail order program is voluntary, all members using “maintenance drugs” are encouraged to take advantage of the savings and convenience available through Aetna. Aetna has set up a dedicated customer service line for Local 237 members, you can reach them by calling 1 (855) 352-1599.

Long Island Fund Participants click here for information on your prescription drug benefits.

Retired Welfare Fund Participants click here for information on your prescription drug benefits.


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Hercules Cornish: Caretaker J Stores Man

Herclules CornishHercules Cornish went to work for the Housing Authority as a caretaker J in 1952 and retired 24 years later as a stores worker. He died the year following this interview, which was conducted in June 1999.

Originally I was from Harlem, but when I came out of the service in 1945 my wife had moved to the Bronx, so I moved there, too. I went to work for the New York City Housing Authority in 1952.

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