Lawrence Teachers' Association
260 Doughty Boulevard, Inwood, NY 11096 (516) 239-7810

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The Lawrence Teachers' Association represents 310 teachers, librarians, speech therapists and social workers employed by the Lawrence Public Schools. Located in Southwestern Nassau County, Long Island, New York, the Lawrence Public Schools include the communities of Lawrence, Inwood, Cedarurst, North Woodmere, Meadowmere Park, and Atlantic Beach.

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What's New?

Say NO to a Charter School in Lawrence! Click here to do something about it!


Thinking of retiring? Make sure to attend a NYSTR Pension and Retirement Education Program.

When: November 13, Melville Marriot

            November 14 and December 5 Courtyard by Marriot (Ronkonkoma)

            December 6, Four Points by Sheraton (Plainview)

Make reservations at NYSTRS.org using your MyNYSTRS account (see the "My Tools" tab) or by calling 800-348-7298, ext.6180.


Stay up to date on changes in the teacher certification process. Click here to read NYSUT's Teacher Certification Fact Sheet


2014-15 DUES SCHEDULE


           

THE TRUTH ABOUT TENURE

- NYUST: Why Tenure Matters to All of Us

- Campbell Brown spearheads drive to eliminate due process rights (tenure) for NYS teachers. Watch her appearance on the Colbert Report.

Watch this important video: "Facts, Not Fear: Ten Tenure Truths"



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Healthcare Updates

* On June 17, 2013, the NYS Assembly and Senate unanimously adopted legislation  (Senate Bill S.3926a) requiring NY hospitals to provide notice to patients placed in observation services and to explain the implications. Contact your member of the State Legislature immediately!  Ask them to forward the bill to Governor Cuomo for his signature. Also, contact Governor Cuomo's office and ask him to sign the Bill as he receives it from Legislature. The next time you are in the hospital and receive care, make sure to ask one important question: "What is my status? Am I admitted to the hospital or am I under observation?" The answer to this question can mean a difference of thousands of dollars and who pays for future care- you or your insurance company.

 

* Your Medicare benefits are not changing under the Affordable Health Care Act. Medicare beneficiaries don't have to do anything  differently and will continue to go to Medicare.gov to sign up for plans. Open enrollment starts Oct 15 and closes Dec.7, while enrollment for the new state exchanges for people 65 and under launches Oct.1 and runs through March.

Those who carry insurance through their employer, and are under 65...do not be fooled! Even though you may receive solicitation calls to sign up with an exchange, you are insured through the district and don't have to do anything!

 

* Learn more about Obamacare! "The YouToons Get Ready For Obamacare" is a seven-minute cartoon video that explains the changes in the way people will get health coverage starting in 2014, whether it is through their employer, Medicaid, Medicare or buying insurance on their own with the help of federal tax credits. The video helps viewers understand what their coverage options are and what they can do to prepare for the open enrollment period that runs from October 1 through March 31. A Spanish-language version of the video is available.

 

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Excess Major Medical

Click here for important enrollment information


Dental Plan - JJ Stanis

Group # 0337

* The website for JJ Stanis is not currently fully operational. Therefore, your dentist must call them directly at 516-465-3900 in order to establish your eligibility.

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