1199SEIU Benefits / WW USA

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Join by 2/28 and get a FREE WW Bluetooth® Body Weight Scale. Once you’ve signed up, click here to redeem!
Join by 2/28 and get a FREE WW Bluetooth® Body Weight Scale. Once you’ve signed up, click here to redeem!

Ready for weight loss to feel easier?


1199SEIU Benefits Fund has partnered with WeightWatchers to help you reach your weight-loss and wellness goals. With WeightWatchers’ most personalized program and award-winning app, you can lose weight, eat healthier, move more and develop a more positive mindset.‎‎

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Join now at only $8 per month!*

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1199SEIU Benefits Fund brings members and their families discounted prices on WeightWatchers membership plans for 80% off the retail price!

People following the WeightWatchers program can expect to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week.
for weight loss to work, it has to work for you
We help you overcome obstacles that get in the way of weight loss.
Premium
Premium
$8.00 per month*
Originally $44.95 per month
Get in-person and virtual weight-loss support from your WeightWatchers Coach and other members—when and how you want it! Choose from thousands of sessions morning to night, 7 days a week.

Research shows that Workshop members lose 2X more weight than those who do it on their own.ᶿ
Premium
Premium
$8.00 per month*
Originally $44.95 per month
Get in-person and virtual weight-loss support from your WeightWatchers Coach and other members—when and how you want it! Choose from thousands of sessions morning to night, 7 days a week.

Research shows that Workshop members lose 2X more weight than those who do it on their own.ᶿ

how it works

(Hint: You’ll eat what you love)

We use a system no one else does, so you’ll lose weight—not your favorite foods.

WW member Monika P. dines on a noodle dish, which is 6 Points for her. A graphic depicts the inputs, such as protein and added sugar, that determine a Point value.
WW member Monika P. dines on a noodle dish, which is 6 Points for her. A graphic depicts the inputs, such as protein and added sugar, that determine a Point value.

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meet the Point

The Points® system takes a food’s specific nutritional info and turns it into a single number.

WW Member Derly O. is shown with a daily budget of 22 Points. Also shown is a question from the WW app reading “What’s your focus?” “Lose weight” is selected.
WW Member Derly O. is shown with a daily budget of 22 Points. Also shown is a question from the WW app reading “What’s your focus?” “Lose weight” is selected.

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get your plan

After you join, answer some quick questions in our app. You'll immediately get a nutrition plan and Points to ‘spend’ each day.

Air-fried baja tacos are 7 Points. The list of ingredients includes avocado at 2 Points and cod fish at 0 Points.
Air-fried baja tacos are 7 Points. The list of ingredients includes avocado at 2 Points and cod fish at 0 Points.

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make healthier choices

Points guide you to eat more nutritious foods and help you find portion sizes that are right for you.

apricots grilled halves with yogurt and honey
apricots grilled halves with yogurt and honey

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find your community

Meet members face-to-face or virtually at Workshops, and tap into our exclusive social network, 24/7. Share tips, recipes, and solutions for common challenges.

frequently asked questions

This is a benefit that is available only to members with major medical coverage through the 1199SEIU National Benefit Fund (including New York and Rochester plans) and unreduced early retiree coverage; the 1199SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund (including New York and New Jersey plans); or the 1199SEIU Home Care Benefit Fund plan. The Funds will subsidize all or a portion of the membership costs for certain eligible members and eligible diabetic dependents, and all eligible dependents may take advantage of the Funds’ discounted rate for WeightWatchers membership. Medicare-eligible retirees are not eligible.

If you are unsure about your eligibility for this benefit, please contact Member Services at (646) 473-9200 for assistance.

If you are no longer eligible through your plan, your account will automatically be canceled.

Not eligible for WeightWatchers through your the funds? Visit WeightWatchers.com.


Your health plan is committed to supporting you in achieving healthy outcomes and is subsidizing a premium package, valued at $45 per month, for eligible 1199SEIU members.

Members, spouses and dependents who are 18 and older with primary health coverage through the Benefit Funds and who are living with pre-diabetes or diabetes are eligible for a full subsidy when enrolled and active in the program. All other working 1199SEIU members who receive medical and hospital coverage through the Benefit Funds are eligible for special pricing at only $8 per month. All other spouses and dependents who are 18 and older are eligible for a discounted rate of $29 per month and may stop and start at any time.


For 1199SEIU members, your WeightWatchers Unique ID is your ten-digit Benefit Funds’ Member ID number. For eligible dependents, use the guidance below to determine your WeightWatchers Unique IDs:

  • For Spouse: 1199SEIU member’s ID number + first nine characters of spouse's first name + S
  • For Child (18 or older): 1199SEIU member’s ID number + first nine characters of dependent's first name + D

For example:

  • Member: 1234567890
  • Spouse: 1234567890johnathonS
  • Child: 1234567890jonD

1199SEIU members who complete the following are eligible to be fully reimbursed by 1199SEIU Benefit Funds.

  • Attend an initial "Kickoff Session" to get started

  • Track your food at least three times per week in the WW App

  • Attend at least two virtual or in-person WW workshops per month

  • Track your weight once a week and record it in the WW App

If you are already a WeightWatchers member, please call 1 (866) 204-2885 so we can help you transition your account.


Your information will always be securely used and protected consistent with HIPAA regulations and the Benefit Funds’ privacy practices. As part of the partnership with WeightWatchers, and in contribution to your fellow members and the public good, the Benefit Funds will be evaluating the connection between healthy eating and good health outcomes for all 1199SEIU participants in the aggregate. To conduct that evaluation, the Benefit Funds may use health data, including data regarding your participation in this program. The Funds may approach you later, offering the opportunity to share additional information about your experience.


WeightWatchers is the #1 doctor-recommended weight-loss program†. Additionally, our diabetes-tailored plan is based on guidelines from the American Diabetes Association and the International Diabetes Federation.

† Based on a 2020 IQVIA survey of 14,000 doctors who recommend weight-loss programs to patients.


We help you lose weight and build healthy habits one small step at a time. Fad weight-loss diets can be restrictive, and they rarely work long term. We have more than 140 publications that show WeightWatchers’ efficacy to help members lose weight and keep it off, and we’ve been ranked the #1 Best Diet for Weight Loss by U.S. News & World Report for 12 years in a row.††

†† U.S. News & World Report ranked WeightWatchers the #1 Best Diet for Weight Loss for 12 years in a row (2011–2022).


What you eat is up to you—and we’ll show you how to enjoy your favorite foods in a way that gets you to your goals. With WeightWatchers, there are no “good” or “bad” foods—just nutritious and less nutritious ones.


We make it as easy as possible. You’ll get a Points® Budget to “spend” however you want. You’ll track your meals, drinks, and snacks in the WeightWatchers app and enjoy as many ZeroPoint™ foods as you'd like. Activity can also boost your weight loss (vs. only focusing on food)ᶿᶿ, and every member has access to free, fun, all-level workouts.

ᶿᶿ Johns DJ, Hartmann-Boyce J, Jebb SA, Aveyard P; Behavioural Weight Management Review Group. Diet or exercise interventions vs combined behavioral weight management programs: a systematic review and meta-analysis of direct comparisons. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(10):1557–1568. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2014.07.005


Our Workshops (or Meetings, back in the day) are coach-led group sessions held in a Studio location or online. You don’t need to go, but the extra support can ramp up your results: Workshop members lose two times more weight than those who DIY.ᶿ Workshops offer unlimited accountability, and give you a sense of belonging alongside coaches and members who really get it.

ᶿTate DF, Lutes LD, Bryant M et al. Efficacy of a Commercial Weight Management Program: A Randomized Multi-Country Controlled Trial. JAMA Network Open. Accepted. June 2022.


We know living with diabetes is challenging. Our diabetes-tailored plan for weight loss helps you lower blood sugar^^, lose weight, and stress less**. Plus, we’ve added a new in-app blood sugar tracker.

^^Based on a 6-month multicenter trial. Apolzan JW, et al. A Scalable, Virtual Weight Management Program Tailored for Adults (n=136) with Type 2 Diabetes: Effects on Glycemic Control. Presented at American Diabetes Association’s 82nd Scientific Sessions. 2022.

**Based on a 6-month multicenter study demonstrating significant reductions in diabetes-related distress. Apolzan JW, et al. A Scalable, Virtual Weight Management Program Tailored for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Effects on Glycemic Control. Presented at American Diabetes Association’s 82nd Scientific Sessions. 2022.


You can change your answer to the question ‘Are you living with diabetes’ right in the WW app, in settings. The quickest way to get to it is to open the menu in the top left corner, and tap on ‘Settings’, then ‘Diabetes Settings’. Select the new answer by toggling on or off. If you change your answer to yes, you are living with diabetes, your food plan will update instantly and a screen will pop-up that explains the changes.


Our current weight-loss program uses advanced nutrition and behavioral science for our most personalized plans yet, and factors in more nutritional data, like added sugars, fiber, and unsaturated fats, to guide you toward the healthiest foods. It also gets to know who you really are, to build a nutrition plan that makes weight loss livable and easier. Plus, we’ve added hundreds of ZeroPoint foods you never have to measure or track.


Lifetime membership is a way for us to recognize and honor members who have reached—and maintained—their personal weight-loss goal. When you achieve Lifetime status, you'll receive a free subscription to our digital tools and unlimited Workshops!

How to qualify for Lifetime membership:

  • Be 18 or older.
  • Join as a Premium (previously Workshop + Digital) member for access to Studio Workshops.
  • When you join, you must have at least five pounds to lose and a BMI over 20.
  • Reach your goal weight within a healthy BMI. (If you need a weight goal that's over a healthy BMI, you can be eligible for Lifetime membership if you submit a healthcare provider’s note detailing an appropriate weight goal for you.)
  • Complete the six-week maintenance program. That means at least six weeks of maintaining your weight goal.
  • Weigh in at least twice at your Studio Workshop during the program.
  • Be no more than two pounds over your goal weight at the final maintenance weigh- in.

To keep your Lifetime membership:

  1. You must weigh in at your first Studio Workshop in each calendar month.
  2. You must be no more than two pounds above your goal weight.

How billing works:

Free digital access will automatically extend to the last day of the next month.* If you exceed your goal weight by more than two pounds, that’s okay—once a Lifetime member, always a Lifetime member! You will be charged monthly until you’re back within range.

Want more? Here's everything you need to know about Lifetime membership.

*In participating areas only.


Start Today with the #1 Doctor-Recommended Weight-Loss Program!†

†Based on a 2020 IQVIA survey of 14,000 doctors who recommend weight-loss programs to patients

WeightWatchers is the #1 Doctor-Recommended Weight-Loss Program.†
†Based on a 2020 IQVIA survey of 14,000 doctors who recommend weight-loss programs to patients.

U.S. News & World Report ranked WeightWatchers the #1 Best Diet for Weight Loss for 12 years in a row (2011–2022).

WeightWatchers is the Most Trusted Weight Loss Program as part of the BrandSpark® Newsweek Most Trusted Awards.††

††Voted Most Trusted Weight Loss Program by American Shoppers based on the 2022 BrandSpark® American Trust Study.

‡WeightWatchers is the most proven weight-loss program ever with over 100 published studies, including 25-plus gold-standard randomized trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of WeightWatchers for both weight-loss and wellness outcomes.

WeightWatchers members lose 2x more weight than doing it on their own.ᶿ

ᶿDF Tate et al., 12-month randomized multi-country trial comparing weight loss between the WeightWatchers program to a do-it-yourself approach where resource guides were provided. Under review. Funded by WeightWatchers International, Inc. Results may vary.

*“Savings” price reflects the membership plan price for an employee. Monthly payment is required in advance. You will be automatically charged each month in accordance with company pricing until you cancel or your employment with your company terminates.