Payroll Advantage

Payroll Deduction is available to eligible NYSUT members in locals that have made the necessary arrangements for payroll deduction of Member Benefits-endorsed programs. Your employer’s business office receives no information about the benefits in which you participate.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for payroll/pension deductions, please contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101. For more information, refer to the full versions of Payroll or Pension Advantage.

WHERE DO I SEND THE COMPLETED AUTHORIZATION FORM?
When you receive your premium renewal notice, mail it along with a signed Payroll Deduction Authorization Form to the address indicated on your premium renewal notice. Send no other form of payment as the completed form is your payment. A separate form must accompany each program and each participant.

Please note that you must sign a Payroll Deduction Authorization Form for each program that you choose to pay via payroll deduction.

Example: A NYSUT member and spouse both have term life insurance so two forms would be needed -- one for each invoice and individual. The form for a non-member/spouse/domestic partner covered individual must be completed with the member’s information, not that of the non-member.

View and/or download a Payroll Deduction Authorization Form.


HOW TO APPLY OR CHANGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD:
If you would like to apply for any of our benefits available, please contact Member Benefits for a brochure and application. Request that a Payroll Deduction Authorization Form be included if necessary.

When you apply for any of these benefits eligible for payroll deduction for the first time, please enclose the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form when sending the application. Do not send any money. When your application has been processed, Member Benefits will advise your employer’s business office of the deduction amount and start date.

If you are already participating in one of our programs and are not using payroll deduction but have this method available to you, you can easily convert your payment to payroll deduction when your premium is up for renewal.

When you receive your premium renewal notice, mail it along with a signed Payroll Deduction Authorization Form to the address indicated on your premium renewal notice. Do not send any money. Member Benefits will be notified of the change and will advise your employer’s business office to begin your deductions. No information is given to your employer's business office regarding the benefits that you participate in.

SWITCHING FROM PAYROLL TO PENSION DEDUCTION:
If you're currently on payroll deduction but will soon be retiring, learn about switching to pension deduction.

If your local hasn’t made arrangements for payroll deduction, express your interest in this option to your local association’s president.

For more information, contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).