April 12, 2022
Dear PBA Member:
I am pleased to announce that dramatic improvements are coming to your PBA dental benefits.
Beginning July 1, 2022, the PBA is partnering with Cigna Dental as our new dental benefits provider for both active and retired members.
Cigna will replace the PBA’s current self-administered dental plan. As a result, members will have access to:
MORE Dentists & Specialists: +149,000 providers NATIONWIDE
MORE Benefits: adult orthodontia coverage for active members, enhanced dental implant coverage and other additional coverage
MORE Convenience: Easy-to-use app, 24/7 customer support, faster claims processing
At a time when workers across the country are seeing their benefits cut, the PBA is able to improve benefits thanks to our careful management of the PBA Health & Welfare Funds over the past two decades, as well as our hard-won gains at the bargaining table — especially the Health & Welfare Fund escalators that automatically increase the City’s contribution to the Funds with each general wage increase we receive.
Over the next several weeks, we will send you additional information to help you prepare to use your new Cigna benefits. Please monitor your mail, email and the PBA social media channels for additional updates.
Patrick J. Lynch