Address, Phone Numbers, and Links Information for Retirees

Organization & Address Phone & Fax Web Link

UUP Administrative Office

P.O. Box 15143
Albany, NY 12212-5143
800-342-4206 Click Here

Retiree Member Services Coordinator

Walter Apple 800-342-4206
Ext. 638

Government Agencies

Social Security Administration 800-772-1213 Click Here
Medicare 800-633-4227
or 1-800-MEDICARE
Click Here
Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) 877-222-VETS Click Here

Delta Dental

Address for claims and correspondence:
Delta Dental
PO Box 2105
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-2105
800-471-7093 Click Here


Davis Vision
PO Box 1525
Latham, NY 12110
800-999-5431 Click Here

Empire Plan #

NYS Health Insurance Program 877-769-7447 Click Here
Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Hospitalization) 877-769-7447,
Press 2
Click Here
United HealthCare (Medical/Surgical & MRI Precertification) Call Number Above, Press 1 Click Here
United HealthCare (Providers) Call Number Above, Press 1 Click Here
MyUnited HealthCare (track your claims via the Web) Not Applicable Click Here
MultiPlan (Basic Medical Provider Discount Program) Call Number Above, Press 1 Click Here
Benefits Management Program (Pre-Admission Review) Call Number Above, Press 1 Click Here
(Scroll to Benefits Mgmt Prog)
Empire BlueCross/BlueShield and Caremark (Prescription and Mail Order Pharmacy) Call Number Above, Press 4 Click Here
Click here to find a local pharmacy
ValueOptions (Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Pre-certification) Call Number Above, Press 3 Click Here
HCAP (Home Care Advocacy Program) Call Number Above, Press 1 Click Here
(Scroll to HCAP)
MPN (Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Managed Program) Call Number Above, Press 1 Click Here
(Scroll to MPN)
Nurseline (Health & Medical Information, Education & Support 24 hrs a day Call Number Above, Press 5 No link available
Infertility Treatment Call Number Above, Press 1 Click Here
(Scroll to Infertility)
CAM (Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Program) 888-447-2144 Click Here

# Information on State Web sites may change without notice...Use Caution!

HMO Participants

Call your individal HMO

Retirement Systems (Pensions)

NYS Employees' Retirement System 866-805-0990 Click Here
NYS Teachers' Retirement System 800-782-0289 Click Here
TIAA-CREF (Optional) 800-842-2776 Click Here
Metropolitan (Optional) 800-638-5433 Click Here
VALIC (Optional) 800-448-2542 Click Here
ING (Optional) 800-677-4636 Click Here

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

General Information 800-342-9810 Click Here
Member Benefits 800-626-8101 Click Here

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

General Information 800-452-9425 Click Here

New York State Department of Civil Service

Div. of Employee Benefits, State Campus
Albany, NY 12239
800-833-4344 Click Here

New York State Tax Information

Pensions & Annuities 800-255-5827
Click Here

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