Important Contacts

Jeff Bernstein

Insurance Specialist

2310 Vance Street

Bronx, NY 10469

Bernstein and Associates

Tel: 718-231-6510

New York State Worker’s Compensation Board

111 Livingston Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tel: (800)877-1373

Ronald D. Degan


Tel: 212-227-4530

Corporate Counseling + EAP

Tel: 800-833-8707

Healthplex – Union Dental Provider

Tel: 516-794-3000 / 800-468-0600

United Health Care

United Healthcare Life Ins.

Tel: 800-942-4640

NYSHIP – Employee Benefits Division


Empire Plan N.Y.S. Government Employees

Tel: 877-769-7447

Empire Plan Online Pharmacy Services

Deferred Compensation

Tel: 800-422-8463

N.Y.S. Employee’s Retirement System 

Tel: 518-474-7736

Pension Loan

Tel: 518-473-1355 / 518-474-7621

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services

Social Security Administration

Tel: (800) 772-1213 TDD (800) 325-0778

OCA Employee Relations 

Tel: 518-474-7537

NYS Senate and Assembly Bill Status

Tel: 800-342-9860

Work/Life Assistance

Tel: 800-833-8707

U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs

NY Veterans Affairs Medical Center

23rd 1st Avenue, NYC

Provides medical care to eligible veterans

Tel: 212-686-7500 x7100

U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs

Regional Office

245 West Houston Street

NY, NY 10004

Offers compensation, pension, education, loans, insurance, medical treatments and death benefits.

Tel: 212-807-7229

NYS Division of Veteran Affairs

518-626-5680 (Statewide)

Bronx: 718-584-9000

Brooklyn: 718-836-6600

Manhattan: 212-686-7500

Queens: 718-459-1828

Staten Island: 718-447-8787