Increase in Benefits from Health & Welfare Trust Fund

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Given these trying times with COVID-19, we are happy to announce an increase in benefits from the Health and Welfare Trust Fund for all Local 589 Members, which will start July 1, 2020.

  • DENTAL INSURANCE: All active full-time members will see a 50% increase in their dental benefits from Delta Dental and be upgraded to the PPO Plus Premiere National Network, which now includes NH and RI, giving everyone greater access to dental care.
    • The annual maximum will increase from $1,000 to $1,500, which means less money out of your pocket.
    • The orthodontic lifetime maximum benefit will increase from $1,000 to $1,500.
  • LIFE INSURANCE: We have picked a new carrier, BlueCross BlueShield (Symetra), and this has resulted in the following increases of 100% for active and retired 589 members:
    • Full-time actives will be increasing from $25,000 to $50,000
    • Part-time actives will be increasing from $6,000 to $15,000
    • Retirees will be increasing from $5,000 to $10,000

If you have any questions, please call the union hall and direct your questions to Michael Keller, Bill Berardino, or Karen Maxwell.

In Solidarity

Your Executive Board
Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589

Permanent link to this article: https://carmensunion589.org/2020/04/increase-in-benefits-from-the-health-and-welfare-trust-fund/

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    • JAMES Manolakis on May 18, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RETIRED GUYS RAISE IS THE UNION STILL WORKING ON IT

    • Regina Knight on April 28, 2020 at 7:54 am

    So I’m guessing I should be calling benefits to sign-up for the life insurance?

  1. Hi Jean, I do not have you on the e-mail list. Please call the union hall and ask them to add your e-mail address to the database. Thanks, Local 589 Webmaster

  2. Retirees get the increase in life insurance and we are working on getting the dental increase for retirees.

  3. Hi Regina, the post said both active and retirees get the increase in life insurance. Thanks, Local 589 Webmaster

    • Mark hoban on April 23, 2020 at 8:59 am

    You did not clarify if these benefits pertained to pensioneers

    • Jean Hurley on April 23, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Thank you. Also was wondering why I dont recieve the e-mails

    • Regina knight on April 22, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Hello my name is , Regina Knight Orangeline Inspector interested in getting life insurance. Is this increase for existing employees or new employees as well.

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