HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO!

ATTENTION RETIREES
YOU CAN
RECEIVE YOUR MONTHLY PENSION BENEFIT AND A WEEKLY PAYCHECK

Here is how that works.

Retirees who wish to return to work under a Collective Bargaining Agreement of an IBEW Local Union from now until December 31st, 2022, are allowed to work AND receive their Local 697 monthly Pension Benefit if:

A) Ninety (90) calendar days have elapsed from the date of their first monthly IBEW Local 697 Pension benefit payment, and,

B) At the time that they return to work and throughout that stay of employment, the employees ERTS election delineates that all benefit fund contributions are to be reciprocated to the Benefit Funds of the IBEW Local 697.

If the retiree returns to work please be advised that:

C) You will maintain your current retiree status within the Lake County Indiana, NECA-IBEW Health and Benefit Plan.

REMINDER FOR PARTICIPANTS ENROLLED WITHIN THE UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDIGAP PROGRAM WITH SUPPLEMENTAL PART D COVERAGE THROUGH SAVRX

Did you know that United Healthcare provides a hearing benefit? Specifically, the benefit is:

$0.00 cost for a Routine Hearing Test up to 1 per year.
$1,500 combined (meaning in total for both ears) allowance for hearing aids, every three years and only if you established a “Hearing Account” with United Healthcare prior to ordering your hearing aids.

AN “AIDE-MEMOIRE”

ATTENTION ALL
HEALTH AND BENEFIT FUND PARTICIPANTS

If your spouse or other covered dependent gains or losses insurance with another carrier, you must inform the Fund Office of that fact right away. To learn more about the do’ and don’ts of this requirement as well as the causes and effects if the requirement is not adhered to, please reference the sections within your Summary Plan titled “Coordination of Benefits” and “Enrollment”.

A QUESTION

Okay, I want everyone to gather around, shorter folks in front, taller folks in the back. All settled? Now, by a show of hands – and I want everyone to be honest here – how many of you know:

That you must inform the Health and Welfare Fund right away with any changes in your participation with that Plan.

DID YOU KNOW

That you can see the details of any pre-certification you receive on your Create portal?

You can. Just click upon the word “precertification” found within the “Menu” section located on the upper left-hand side of the Create portal.

STOCKING STUFFERS

Whether you were naughty or nice in 2021, the Board of Trustees have you covered in 2022. Listed below are important improvements that you should be aware of:

Effective January 1, 2022, the annual family dental allowance for Active members will be increased by 50% to $3,000.00 per year.