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If you are new to the Vision Benefit please fill out and email, scan, drop off or send in school mail the form below.

If you are married, add your spouse and children 26 years old and under.


If you are not new to the Vision Benefit but are simply making a change or re-enrolling, please fill out the Vision Change Form below.

Changes can also include a new marriage, or children.

STARS is Syracuse Teachers Association Retirees and we meet as a group three to four times a year for lunch, news, and staying in touch on issues and concerns near and dear to us all. In addition, we have a private Facebook page, a list-serve of members, and we send newsletters to help us address questions, and pertinent information from our quarterly meetings with STA, as well as meetings with NYSUT and NYSUT Retiree Advisory Committee. Information on joining is on this page.

The NYSUT Member Benefits Trust was established in 1983 as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit trust distinct from NYSUT for the purpose of endorsing and monitoring quality, competitive insurance plans and benefit programs. These programs and services are available to NYSUT members; some are also available to or cover spouses/domestic partners of members, dependent children, dependent parents and grandparents.

The Trustees of the NYSUT Member Benefits Trust established the NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation in 2008 as a for-profit corporation. This separate, taxable subsidiary protects the Trust’s tax-exempt status and offers the opportunity to expand the types of programs and services offered to our members.

In 2015, the Trustees of the Member Benefits Trust established the New York State United Teachers Member Benefits Catastrophe Major Medical Insurance Trust – with the Catastrophe Major Medical Plan being its sole purpose.

In addition to voluntary programs available for purchase or use by individual members, Member Benefits also endorses group programs available for purchase by local associations, their benefit funds and employers.

Member Benefits has staff located at NYSUT headquarters in Latham, NY as well as several of NYSUT’s Regional Offices throughout New York State. Each Regional Office has a Member Benefits representative either housed at the office or visiting the office on a regular basis for the purpose of providing service to local leaders and individual members.

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