Building a Better Benefits Plan

 Gina M. Alongi, Administrator


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 nearly 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 nearly tripled the accrual rate per pension credit, with further increases scheduled in 2015 and 2016. 

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 healthly 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.

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AMERICAN WELL TELEHEALTH

The Plan has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) and American Well Telehealth to offer covered members more options to access a board certified doctor when needed. No more missing work for doctor’s appointments, transportation and parking costs, or unnecessary, expensive trips to the emergency room. When our members need on-demand or behavioral health consultations—there’s Telehealth. Telehealth is a video-based platform that connects you to a doctor in minutes. By using the American Well Live Doctor app on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, covered members can access the care they need—when and where they need it. 

Visit www.bluecrossma.com/telehealth to learn more or for a link to download the app onto your device. First-time users must enter Service Key: BCBSMA when registering to make sure they receive coverage. The Plan’s co-pay for office and American Well Telehealth visits is $10. Download the app and register today so it will be ready when you need it most.  

HELPFUL DATES

January 23–March 6, 2017: Steps Challenge

January 31, 2017: 1099-HC forms to be sent by BCBSMA and 1095-C forms to be sent by the Plan

February 1, 2017: Submit any disability credit documents to the Plan to prevent lapse in your coverage

March 1, 2017: Health Plan Year begins

March 31, 2017: Fitness and Weight Loss Benefit Reimbursement Requests due to BCBSMA for 2016 calendar year

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Local 4 Benefit Funds Office 

16 Trotter Drive

P.O. Box 680

Medway, MA 02053-0680


Tel: 508-533-1400

General Fax: 508-533-1425

Secure Fax: 508-533-1404

Email us: Office@local4funds.org

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