ALL FOURTH QUARTER SHORTAGE OF HOURS PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN FULL AND
RECEIVED BY THE BENEFIT FUND OFFICE NO LATER THAN:

12:30 P.M.
ON
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31ST 2021

ATTENTION ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS

  1. Effective January 1, 2022, the annual family dental allowance will be increased by 50% to $3,000.00 per year.
  2. Effective January 1, 2022, the Pension accrual rate of $80.75 will increase to $83.25 and the early retirement reduction percentage of 3.3% will increase to 3.6%.

ATTENTION RETIRED MEMBERS

  1. Effective January 1, 2022, the Board of Trustees will be providing you with a 2% increase in your annual benefit.
  2. Effective January 1, 2022, all non-Medicare eligible retirees will receive a 100% increase in their annual family dental allowance. Your new annual family dental allowance will be $1,000.00.
  3. Effective January 1, 2022, all Medicare eligible retirees will receive a 33% increase in their annual family dental allowance. Your new annual family dental allowance will be $1,000.00. Additionally,
  4. If you are a Medicare eligible retiree, please be advised that effective January 1, 2022, you will have a new resource to assist you with any issues, questions or concerns you may have about your United HealthCare Medicare Advantage Plan or Prescription Drug Plan.

This resource is called Labor First. Labor First can be reached directly by dialing 219-220-4037 or by dialing their toll-free number of 844-617-5747 (TTY711) Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5 P.M. CST.

WE ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES