Building a Better Benefits Plan

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 Benefit Funds Office proudly serves the men and women of Local 4 and their families. We know how hard you work, and we value the skill and dedication you bring to your craft. You deserve the very best health care and retirement, and my staff and I come to work every day with the goal of exceeding your expectations.

In my over 20 years as the Funds' Administrator, the steady leadership of our Trustees and the contribution income generated by your labor have combined to allow the Funds to build a foundation under your feet that grows stronger each year. 

The Health and Welfare Plan has been able to enhance benefits over time, such as lowering the number of hours required for eligibility, lowering copays and deductibles, and providing a greater platform of benefits for our participants. 

The Pension Plan's funded percentage has remained 80 percent or greater - the federal government's "green," or safest, zone - every year since such monitoring was enacted in 2006. Further, in the last 20 years, the Pension Plan Trustees have more than tripled the accrual rate per pension credit. 

The Annuity and Savings Plan provides Local 4 members with the opportunity to supplement their pensions in retirement through both employer and employee contributions. 

We want you to have the peace of mind you need to do your important job: to construct our skyline, our infrastructure, and our community's hospitals and schools. We'll focus on building and administering your plan of benefits, and on being there to help keep you and your family healthy and financially sound. We have your back.

If you ever need anything from us, please call or email the Funds' Office. We stand ready and willing to help.

Gina M. Alongi, Administrator

Member Self Service ("MSS')

The "New" Member Self-Service Portal will allow a Member to update contact information, view eligbility, generate pension estimates and view/download related documents. Click here for instructions of this portal. For more information visit the Member page.

Employer Self Service ("ESS")

The "Enhanced" Employer Self-Service portal will allow the Employer to udpate Employer information, view Employer accounts, submit work reports and payments, view previously submitted reports, view/download related documents and will provide a new method to upload a work report (upon request). Click here for instructions of this portal. For more information visit the Employer page

Two Scholarships Offered by Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds

Any Local 4 member, child, grandchild or spouse is eligible to apply for one of two scholarships offered by the Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds (MCTHTF); the Local 4 Benefit Funds Office is a dues paying member of the MCTHTF. 

Applications are now available for the Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship for those enrolled in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an accredited nursing program. 

Applications are also available for the Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship for those enrolled in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an accredited college or university. Both scholarships are for $1,000 and will be awarded to the recipient up until completion of his or her undergraduate degree, but no more than four (4) consecutive years, and no more than $4,000. 

All candidates must submit an application, essay, and an official current school transcript to be considered for the scholarship. Applications outlining eligibility and essay criteria can be found at or by calling Assistant Administrator Laura-Jean Hickey at 508-533-1400 x116. 

All applications must be postmarked or received by the MCTHTF (16 Trotter Dr, PO Box 680, Medway, MA 02053) by Friday, May 24, 2019.  

One candidate will be selected for each scholarship on or before June 21, 2019.