Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          October 14, 2021


Subject:     Supplemental Benefit Fund

As you may know, we have, for months, been working with our computer company, computer programmers, etc. to correct the problems in processing dental claims.


Each time they appear fixed, it again breaks down.


The problems resulting from the pandemic didn’t help. The SBF is working very hard to process the back-log as many waited until the pandemic eased some to go to the dentist. This exacerbated an already difficult situation.


We have reached out to NYSUT’s IT department for assistance or the name of a company that specializes in such issues.


As we have reported, we have been working for many months to transition to Delta Dental, a company that will handle our dental claims.


Teachers will have a card or phone app that can be shown to the dentist. The need to submit forms will be eliminated.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.