Funds and Plans

No Surprises Act

Title II of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (known as the No Surprises Act) applied to the Welfare Fund as of January 1, 2022. The law provides important protections against “balance billing” by out-of-network healthcare service providers in many situations.

For more information about these balance billing protections, please read the following notice:

 

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

WELFARE FUND

The Local 464A UFCW Welfare Service Benefit Fund (“Welfare Fund”) provides medical, prescription drug, dental, vision and legal service benefits to eligible Members and their eligible, enrolled dependents. The Welfare Fund is funded by contributions from employers under collective bargaining agreements with the Union. The Welfare Fund is governed and administered by a Joint Board of Trustees.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING AVAILABILITY OF PENSION BENEFIT STATEMENT – PLEASE READ

Every participant who has a vested accrued benefit under the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 464A Pension Fund, the Local 464A Finast/Stop & Shop Employees Pension Plan, or the New York-New Jersey Amalgamated Pension Plan for ACME Employees and who is employed by an employer who contributes to the Pension Funds may request a statement of his or her accrued benefit from the Pension Funds. The benefit statement is an estimate of the monthly benefit you have earned, based on the latest information available to the Pension Funds.

NOTICE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH AND CANCER RIGHTS ACT OF 1998

Do you know that your Plan, as required by the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, provides benefits for mastectomy-related services, including all stages of reconstruction and surgery to achieve symmetry between the breasts, prostheses, and complications resulting from a mastectomy, including lymphedema.

Call the Maxon Company at 1-800-999-3309 for more information