Certified Shortage of Journeymen - Monday, June 29, 2015
The Business Manager of U.A. Local 393 has determined that there is a shortage of journeymen in the following classifications: Plumbers, Steamfitters, and HVACR Service Technicians/Refrigeration Fitters. Due to this shortage, retirees who are currently receiving early or normal retirement benefits through the U.A. Local No. 393 Defined Benefit Pension Plan have the opportunity to return to work. Disability retirees are not eligible to return to work under the Shortage of Journeymen provision.
If you are interested in returning to work at this time, please review the complete list of rules for benefits suspension from the Plan by reading the official notice
If you have questions about available opportunities for returning to work, please contact Local 393 at (408) 225-3030. If you have questions about how returning to work will impact your pension, please contact the Fund Office at (408) 588-3751.
Blue Cross NurseLine and LiveHealth Online Effective July 1, 2015 - Thursday, April 02, 2015
Effective July 1, 2015, for participants of the PPO Plan, the following programs will be made available through the Blue Cross network:
1. 24/7 NurseLine which provides registered nurses around the clock to speak with you.
2. LiveHealth Online, which provides immediate doctor visits through live video using your computer, smartphone, or tablet. The online visits require a $20 copayment, but are not subject to the deductible.
Prior to the effective date, you will receive a new Blue Cross card. The card will contain both the NurseLine dedicated phone number and the LiveHealth Online web page path.
Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) for 2015 - Thursday, December 04, 2014
The 2015 Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) was mailed on December 2, 2014. Please note the following changes since the last SBC was issued:
1. Out-of-pocket limit increased from $1,500 to $1,800 per person
2. The deductible is now counted toward the out-of-pocket maximum
click here to read the 2015 SBC.
Retirement Planning Seminar - Friday, November 14, 2014
click click here to view the retirement planning seminar material.
Direct Deposit of SUB Benefits Now Available - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
If you are receiving weekly SUB benefits, we strongly encourage you to sign up for direct deposit. click here to download the direct deposit form, or contact the Fund Office.