PFT Health and Welfare Fund Benefits

PFT Health and Welfare Fund Benefits

PFT Health and Welfare Fund Benefits

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Health and Welfare Fund was established to provide members and their qualified beneficiaries with collectively bargained benefits, including prescription, dental, vision, long term disability, professional development and retirement counseling. This website describes all the benefits that are available to you as a Participant in the Fund, and the conditions under which the benefits are available. For detailed information about each benefit, please click on one of the above links or read the Summary Plan Description.

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Final NBPTS Workshop

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification is the highest certification for classroom teachers.  There is only one more session left for those interested in learning more about the revised, teacher-friendly process incorporating the latest research in best practices in teaching.

  • When: April 25  4:30 pm to 6:30pm
  • Where: Temple University, Ritter Hall Annex

To register: Email your name, school and teaching assignment to Chris Sadjian-Peacock, Project Coordinator:

Act 126 – Mandated Reporter Training

**Deadline extended to April 30, 2017** All school employees must receive Mandated Reporter training every five (5) years. If you have not yet submitted a copy of your certificate, you can: E-mail your certificate (as a PDF) to: Fax the certificate to 215-400-4781; or Hand deliver the certificate to the Office of Employee Records at…


Act 48 Compliance Period

Act 48 Compliance period‐The Public School Code was further amended to extend “each professional educator’s current continuing professional education compliance period” by one year. Note. This is a one‐time only extension. After this compliance period, the compliance period under the statute is five years.


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