QUOTES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears.

Nelson Mandela

You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.

Jennifer J Freeman

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ken Sullivan of Empower
Will be Attending the May 20th, 2024, Membership Meeting

Ken Sullivan from Empower will be attending this month’s membership meeting on Monday, May 20th, 2024. He will briefly discuss the transition and what to expect after the Blackout / Freeze period is over. He will also be available after the meeting to answer any questions or concerns. See you all there.

The Defined Contribution Plan’s Blackout / Freeze Period
Will Begin at 3:00 P.M. Central Time on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024, And End
The Week of June 16th.

ALL ELIGIBILE PARTICIPANTS OF THE HEALTH & BENEFIT PLAN
The updated MagnaCare medical identification cards were issued last month to all eligible employees. If you have not received your updated medical identification cards, please notify the Fund Office at 219-940-6181.

WE ARE MORE THAN HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE………IT’S STILL SUMMER!

QUOTES TO CONTEMPLATE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

“Lively up yourself, and don’t be no drag”

Bob Marley

“Summer night – even the stars are whispering to each other”

Kobayashi Issa

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE!

Attention all Apprentices, Journeypersons, and Early Retirees
If you are interested in learning the “ins and outs” of your Health and Benefit Plan
Make certain to reserve your space at either of the September 14th or September 28th
Gatherings in the Union Hall
Those meetings will begin at 6:00 P.M. on both those two Thursdays
Spouses are Welcome
To reserve your spot, call the Fund Office at: 219-940-6181.

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3rd CALENDAR QUARTER – SHORTAGE OF HOURS

PAYMENT REMINDER

Shortage of hours payments for Health and Benefit Fund coverage in the third calendar quarter of 2023 are due at the Benefit Fund office no later than 4:30 P.M. on Friday, June 30th. As always, the rules as it relates to participants with a HRA balance large enough to cover their full shortage of hours payment are in effect. (Hey, we got your back!)

For those that do not have sufficient enough HRA balances to cover the full shortage of hours payment, but wish to utilize some or all of their HRA benefit to offset a portion of your shortage of hours payment, make certain that:

  • You make that election within the Create portal at least fourteen days in advance of the aforementioned due date and,
  • Your balance payment arrives at the Fund Office well in advance of 4:30 P.M. on Friday, June 30th.

THE 2023 SUMMER NEWSLETTER IS OUT!

It contains some very important information that each MPP&T participant needs to know as well as the dates and times of September’s Health & Benefit Plan educational meetings.

To access that information, and the rest of the Summer 2023 newsletter, click on the newsletter tab of this site.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH OF JUNE 2023

“If you can’t tell what you desperately need, it’s probably sleep.”

Kevin Kelly

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