Member Self-Service Portal

The Boards of Trustees are pleased to announce the launch of a Member Self-Service Portal to help you access important information about your health care benefits. You can access this portal from your computer or mobile device. Here are some exciting features of the Member Self-Service Portal.

Before you can use these services, you will need to go through a short registration process. First you must read and agree to the Terms of User. Next you will be asked to supply identifying information: SSN or Member ID, Last Name, Date of Birth and Home Zip Code. Once your entered information is validated, you are able to setup your user name and password. You must also provide three security questions and answers. Security questions are used in case you ever need to recover your password. The last piece of information you will need to provide is your email address. It will be used for all communications from the Fund Office. Once you complete all the required information, you will receive an email with a verification link that you will need to click to complete the registration process.

We encourage you to register by clicking here. For further instructions, please refer to this instruction documentation.


Welfare and Retiree Welfare Fund Plan Changes

Weekly Income Benefit Increase

Effective January 1, 2024, the Weekly Income Benefit for non-occupational illness and injuries is increasing. This benefit increase applies all new and existing Weekly Income Benefit claims under Active Plans 1, 2, 3 and 4. For Participants eligible under Active Plan 1, the benefit is increasing from $450.00 per week to $600.00 per week. For Participants eligible under Active Plans 2 and 3, the benefit is increasing from $250.00 per week to $500.00 per week. Active Plan 4 benefits are increasing from $260.00 per week to $500.00 per week. The Weekly Income Benefits are still subject to all other Plan provisions. The Weekly Income Benefit for occupational illness and injuries is not changing and remains at $25 per week.

COVID-19 Testing

Effective May 12, 2023, all COVID-19 tests, the related office visits, and over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits will no longer be covered at 100%. The Plan's usual rules and cost sharing provisions, including any applicable deductible, will be applied to these services.  The Plan will continue to cover qualifying COVID-19 vaccines received from an in-network provider at 100% without application of the deductible.

COVID-19 Pruebas

A partir del 12 de Mayo, 2023, todas las pruebas de COVID-19, visitas de oficina relacionadas y todas las pruebas del mostrador ya no serán cubiertas al 100%.  Las reglas del Plan y provisiones de costos compartidos, incluyendo cualquier deductible aplicable, serán aplicados a estos servicios.  El Plan continuara  cubriendo las vacunas de COVID-19 que llenen los requisitos y se reciban con un proveedor dentro de la Red al 100% sin ningúna applicación de deductible.

Telehealth Visits

Telehealth visits will be covered the same as physician office visits.

Please call the Fund Office at (708) 562-0200 if you have questions about these changes.

Cambios en el plan de fondo para el Bienestar y Retiro

Visitas de Telesalud

Visitas de telesalud serán cubiertas de la misma manera que visitas al consultorio médico.

Por favor de llamar a la oficina de Fondo al (708) 562-0200 si tiene cualquier pregunta de estos cambios.