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Plumbers Welfare Fund, Local 130, U.A
Plumbers’ Welfare Benefits
The Trustees of the Welfare Fund are pleased to provide Participants with one of the best health and welfare plans in the construction industry. The Welfare Fund provides for hospital room and board, surgical, and outpatient healthcare. Unlike many other plans, Participants and their eligible dependents are allowed to choose their own doctors. In addition this comprehensive plan provides benefits for dental and eye exams, as well as glasses, and coverage for prescription drugs.
Established in 1950, the Welfare Fund continues to keep up with the changing medical coverage needs of today’s workers. In fact, the Trustees of the Welfare Fund have expanded the coverage to include areas such as Home Health Care, Pre-admission Hospital Testing and Wellness Benefits. In addition, a case management program assists Participants and their dependents on the issues and decisions arising from extensive, long-term treatment.
Effective January 1, 2017, employees are only required to accumulate 300 hours to earn Initial Eligibility and the Participant would become eligible for benefits on the 1st day of the following month after accumulating the 300 hours. The Participant would be eligible for the remainder of that Benefit Quarter, as well as the next Benefit Quarter. Afterwards, the Participant would need to work 250 hours in the Contribution Quarter in order to maintain eligibility under the corresponding Benefit Quarter.
For more info, contact the Plumbers Welfare Fund Office at 312-226-4200.