Travel Tips and Recaps

When traveling outside the jurisdiction of the I.B.E.W. Local 697, you always want to make certain that the other Local is correctly and timely reciprocating the employer benefit contributions back to your home Local. One of the two quickest and easiest ways to verify if that Local is reciprocating back these contributions is to check to see if the new retirement calculator module reflects those contributions.

New Words for Classic Christmas Carols

Where’s Their App?
(Sung to the tune of Silver Bells)
You are sneezing, cough unheeding
But to work you must go
In the air there’s a feeling of sickness
Nose is running, fever rising
And in the back of your mind you hear

Where’s their number, where’s their app?
I need relief rather asap
Where’s their number, where’s their app?
I am at work and I feel like crap

Feeling clammy, in your jammies
Coughing up mucus all night
And your spouse makes a call to your doctor
No appointments, there’s no appointments
And in the back of your mind you hear.

Fun Fact and Not So Fun Fact


The VA (Veterans Administration) pays forty percent (40%) less for pharmaceutical drugs than what Medicare pays, commercial insurance carriers pay, or what your Health and Benefit Plan pays for the same drugs.


Federal law specifically prohibits Medicare from negotiating drug prices or creating its own formulary.

You’re Dead. Now What?

Did you know that incomplete or inaccurate information can make it difficult for us to find your beneficiaries?

To help ensure that your beneficiaries receive your survivor benefits, it’s important that we have complete information on file to locate them at all times.

8 Reasons an Active Member or Active Employee Needs to Download the Teladoc App Right Now

More accessible, Convenient Healthcare for You and Your Family. Too busy to take the time to see a doctor? Does the urgent care center have inconvenient hours? According to one survey, one in two adult Americans (51 percent) have trouble finding suitable healthcare options on nights and weekends, leaving the local emergency room as the only option if care is needed in these particular times.