QUOTES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2024

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

Plato

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”

Aaron Rose

ATTENTION ALL DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN PARTICIPANTS
WE ARE LIVE!

We are pleased to announce that the transfer of the participants Defined Contribution Accounts from Vanguard to Empower has been completed ahead of schedule.

All participants are now free to access their account, explore the new platform and/or transact. As previously communicated, to access your account at Empower, follow the instructions below:

Onlineempowermyretirement.com

  1. To access your account for the first time, click the Register button.
  2. Follow the prompts on the I do not have a PIN tab to enter your personal information and create a username and password.
  3. The next time you access your account, simply choose Sign in.

By Phone833-569-2433 – Empower representatives are available weekdays from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Central time (excluding most financial market holidays) and Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. central time.

By the App – Download the Empower mobile app by going to the Apple App Store or Google Play by searching for the word “Empower” and looking for the following image:

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.

NEED SOME SUMMER READING? CLICK THE NEWSLETTER TAB.

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

WE ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES