Newsletter

BENEFIT FUND NEWS

Pamela Huff, our associate, friend, and Benefit Fund employee of 22 years has decided to retire this July.

You all know Pam. She is the first voice you hear when calling in as well as the first person you see when you drop by the office. Over her tenure, Pam has helped the preponderance of the participants through both the happy or sad events in their lives and assisted the membership through Fund transitions and benefit changes.

CONGRATULATIONS RYAN REITHEL AND JOREE RICHARDS

As you are already aware, Ryan Reithel has been plucked from his Business Manager position of the I.B.E.W. Local 697 to become the newest member of the leadership team of the sixth district. I think this is bitter-sweet news for most of us. Certainly, we believe that the International could not have made a better choice and that Ryan will do the same stellar job in his new position as he did as Business Manager.

A 4TH SURGE?

Sadly, covid cases are once again spiking. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is above 60,000 and it appears to be rising. Deaths due to covid have also risen three percent (3%). Which is astounding once you consider that the number of deaths typically rise a couple of weeks after the increase in new cases.

DENTAL BENEFIT INCREASE FOR RETIREES IN THE UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM.

As a reminder, effective January 1, 2021, retired participants who are enrolled within the United HealthCare Medicare Advantage Program, have had their annual family dental allowance increased by fifty percent (50%). The new annual family dental allowance is $750.00.

If you seek dental care, make sure that you follow the guide above, and present the MagnaCare card to your dental provider at the time of service.