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  • Open Enrollment Package for Active Plan Participants
    Open Enrollment is being held to July 20, 2018 for coverage effective August 1, 2018.
  • IBEW LOCAL UNION 6/SFECA is sponsoring a scholarship program!
    This year the IBEW Local 6/SFECA Scholarship Committee will award a total of fifteen educational grants to sons and daughters of contributors to EISB, INC. including office staff and IBEW Local 6 members who are working for contributing employers (including sons and daughters of deceased members who were working for contributing employers at the time of their death). The Scholarship will be awarded based on merit according to a selection criteria that includes an essay and individual interview.
  • 2018 Annual Funding Notice
    This notice includes important information about the funding status of your pension plan ("the Plan") and general information about the benefit payments guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC"), a federal insurance agency.
  • Summary Annual Report for Apprenticeship and Training Trust
    This is a summary of the annual report of the San Francisco Electrical Industry Apprenticeship and Training Trust, E.I.N. 94-6061905, Plan No. 502, for the year ended May 31, 2017. The annual report has been filed with the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
  • Change to the Notice Provisions of the Long-Term Disability (LTD) Benefit
    The Trustees met on September 21, 2017, and approved a change to the notice provisions of the long-term disability (LTD) benefit provided under the Plan.
  • Health and Welfare Trust Fund Summary Annual Report - Plan Year Ending 1/2017
    This is the Summary Annual Report for the Plan year ending January 31, 2017.
  • 2018 Open Enrollment for Wage Deferral Election - Material Handlers
    According to our records have been working as a Material Handler for an employer that contributes to the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan. You may elect (or revise your current election) to make 401(k) pre-tax wage deferrals during open enrollment.
  • 2018 Open Enrollment for Wage Deferral Election - Retirement Savings Plan
    All employees who have attained at least 45% Apprentice level and are working for an employer that contributes to the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan, may elect (or revise their current election) to make 401(k) pre-tax wage deferrals during open enrollment.
  • Open Enrollment Package for Retiree Plan Participants
    Open Enrollment is being held during the month of July for coverage effective August 1, 2017.
  • Open Enrollment Package for Active/Early Retiree Plan Participants
    Open Enrollment is being held during the month of July for coverage effective August 1, 2017.
  • New Residential Wage/Fringe Package Increase Effective 6/1/2017
    Click here to download new rates.
  • New Wage/Fringe Rates Effective June 1, 2017 for Inside Wiremen
    Click here to download new rates.
  • New Wage/Fringe Rates Effective June 1, 2017 for Material Handlers
    Click here to download new rates.
  • IBEW LOCAL UNION 6/SFECA is sponsoring a scholarship program!
    This year the IBEW Local 6/SFECA Scholarship Committee will award a total of fifteen educational grants to sons and daughters of contributors to EISB, Inc. including office staff and IBEW Local 6 members who are working for contributing employers (including sons and daughters of deceased members who were working for contributing employers at the time of their death). The Scholarship will be awarded based on merit according to a selection criteria that will include an essay and an individual interview.
  • Annual Funding Notice
    This notice includes important information about the funding status of your pension plan ("the Plan") and general information about the benefit payments guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC"), a federal insurance agency.
  • Notice Regarding Increase To Retiree Monthly Copayments
    Each year the Trustees are presented with a report from the Plan Consultants on adjustments to the retiree co-payments. The following table includes the adjusted monthly rates that will take effect on February 1, 2017.
  • 2017 Open Enrollment for Wage Deferral Election - Material Handlers
    According to our records have been working as a Material Handler for an employer that contributes to the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan. You may elect (or revise your current election) to make 401(k) pre-tax wage deferrals during open enrollment.
  • 2017 Open Enrollment for Wage Deferral Election - Retirement Savings Plan
    All employees who have attained at least 45% Apprentice level and are working for an employer that contributes to the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan, may elect (or revise their current election) to make 401(k) pre-tax wage deferrals during open enrollment.
  • Open Enrollment Package for Retiree Plan Participants
    Enclosed is your Open Enrollment Material for 2016. Enrollment changes are accepted in July and take effect August 1, 2016
  • Open Enrollment Package for Active/Early Retiree Plan Participants
    Enclosed is your Open Enrollment Material for 2016. Enrollment changes are accepted in July and take effect August 1, 2016
  • To All Employers and Local Union 6 Inside Wiremen
    Year 2014 Contract Negotiations Settlement Wage Fringe Package
  • Annual Funding Notice
    This notice includes important information about the funding status of your pension plan ("the Plan") and general information about the benefit payments guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC"), a federal insurance agency.
  • Performance Reports for NCEW Pension and SFEW RSP
    The 4th quarter investment performance reports are now available for the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan and for the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust.
  • IBEW LOCAL UNION 6/SFECA is sponsoring a scholarship program!
    This year the IBEW Local 6/SFECA Scholarship Committee will award a total of fifteen educational grants to sons and daughters of contributors to EISB, Inc. including office staff and IBEW Local 6 members who are working for contributing employers (including sons and daughters of deceased members who were working for contributing employers at the time of their death). The Scholarship will be awarded based on merit according to a selection criteria that will include an essay and an individual interview.
  • Notice Regarding Increase to Retiree Monthly Copayments
    Each year the Trustees are presented with a report from the Plan Consultants on adjustments to the retiree co-payments. The following table includes the adjusted monthly rates that will take effect on February 1, 2016.
  • 401(k) Election and Compensation Reduction Agreement for 2016
    Use this to wish to make a 401(k) deferral from 2016 hourly wages to your account in the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan.
  • 2016 Open Enrollment for Wage Deferral Election
    All employees who have attained at least 45% Apprentice level and are working for an employer that contributes to the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan, may elect (or revise their current election) to make 401(k) pre-tax wage deferrals during open enrollment.
  • OptumRx and Catamaran Combine
    OptumRx® and Catamaran® have joined forces to deliver enhanced pharmacy benefit services and a better health care experience for members.
  • Fidelity Investment Participant Disclosure Notice-Retirement Savings Plan
    This Participant Disclosure Notice is being provided as required by federal law to those who are eligible to participate or have a balance in the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan (the "Plan") and have the right to direct investments.
  • Notice to all Employers and Local Union 6 Inside Wiremen
    Year 2014 contract negotiations settlement wage fringe packet.
  • IBEW LOCAL UNION 6/SFECA is sponsoring a scholarship program!
    This year the IBEW Local 6/SFECA Scholarship Committee will award a total of fifteen educational grants to sons and daughters of contributors to EISB, Inc. including office staff and IBEW Local 6 members who are working for contributing employers (including sons and daughters of deceased members who were working for contributing employers at the time of their death). The Scholarship will be awarded based on merit according to a selection criteria that will include an essay and an individual interview.
  • Benefit Improvements for those Retiring on or After January 1, 2014
    The Board of Trustees of the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Plan are pleased to advise you of the benefit improvement to the Plan which they adopted at the meeting held on December 9, 2014.
  • San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan Notice To Interested Parties
    To all current employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement pursuant to which the employee pension benefit plan described in paragraph 2 is maintained, an application is to be made to the Internal Revenue Service for a determination on the qualification of a restatement of the following employee pension benefit plan...
  • Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Plan Notice To Interested Parties
    To all current employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement pursuant to which the employee pension benefit plan described in paragraph 2 is maintained, an application is to be made to the Internal Revenue Service for a determination on the qualification of a restatement of the following employee pension benefit plan...
  • Announcement Regarding Benefit Change to the Vision Service Plan
    On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2015, the Plan's vision benefits have been enhanced to provide coverage for safety glasses, including prescription lenses and frames, to all eligible employees covered under the San Francisco Electrical Workers Health & Welfare Plan.
  • SARs for the Health & Welfare and the Retirement Savings Plans Now Available
    SARs for the Health & Welfare and the Retirement Savings Plans are now available online!
  • Introducing EISB Mobile
    An important aim of the Electrical Industry Service Bureau, Inc. is using up-to-date communication tools to facilitate easy information access for you - including your personal benefit data. Our latest advancement, the EISB Mobile App, has just been published, allowing you faster on-the-go access and control via your Android or Apple device.
  • Retirement Savings Plan -- 2015 Open Enrollment for Wage Deferral Election
    Effective January 1, 2015, employees who have attained at least 45% Apprentice level and are working for an employer that contributes to the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan, may elect (or revise their current election) to make 401(k) pre-tax wage deferrals during open enrollment. Open enrollment begins in November and ends December 12, with payroll changes taking effect on January 1, 2015.
  • New COBRA Rates
    View the Active Plan COBRA rates that will apply for coverage beginning August 1, 2014 and ending July 31, 2015.
  • New Health and Welfare Summary Plan Description Available Online
    Please read this SPD carefully to understand your benefits. It is effective for the coverage period beginning February 1, 2014.
  • Annual Funding Notice
    This notice includes important information about the funding status of your pension plan ("the Plan") and general information about the benefit payments guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC"), a federal insurance agency.
  • Performance Reports for NCEW Pension and SFEW RSP
    The 4th quarter investment performance reports are now available for the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan and for the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust.
  • Notice Regarding Increase to Retiree Monthly Payments
    Each year the Trustees are presented with a report from the Plan Consultants on adjustments to the retiree monthly payments. The following table includes the adjusted monthly rates that will take effect on February 1, 2014.
  • Open Enrollment Notice For Wage Deferral Election
    In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, if you have attained at least journeyman level and you are working for an employer that contributes to the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan, you may elect (or revise your current election) to make 401(k) pre-tax wage deferrals during open enrollment.
  • Important Notice About Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage and Our Medical Plan
    Please read this cover letter and the attached Notice carefully and keep this information where you can find it in the future. You are receiving the Notice because it is required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Health Care Reform.
  • Annual Open Enrollment in July Effective August 1, 2013
    The 2013 Open Enrollment Period is held in July 2013 with plan enrollment changes taking effect August 1, 2013.
  • Open Enrollment Package for Retiree Plan Participants
    Open enrollment for the Retiree Plan is being held during the month of July for coverage effective August 1, 2013.
  • Open Enrollment Package for Active/Early Retiree Plan Participants
    Open enrollment for the Active/Early Retiree Plan is being held during the month of July for coverage effective August 1, 2013.
  • Updated Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) - Now Available
    Updated SBCs are now available!
  • Year 2010 Contract Negotiations Settlement Wage Fringe Package
    Please read this notice carefully.
  • IBEW LOCAL UNION 6/SFECA is sponsoring a scholarship program!
    This year the IBEW Local 6/SFECA Scholarship Committee will award a total of fifteen educational grants to sons and daughters of contributors to EISB, Inc. including office staff and IBEW Local 6 members who are working for contributing employers (including sons and daughters of deceased members who were working for contributing employers at the time of their death). The Scholarship will be awarded based on merit according to a selection criteria that will include an essay and an individual interview.
  • Annual Funding Notice
    This notice includes important information about the funding status of your pension plan ("the Plan") and general information about the benefit payments guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC"), a federal insurance agency.
  • Notice Regarding Change in Retirement Savings Plan Rules
    The Board of Trustees recently removed the education and minimum $5,000 balance requirements to make it easier for members to self direct their Retirement Savings Plan accounts.
  • Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) - Now Available
    SBCs are now available!
  • Performance Reports for NCEW Pension and SFEW RSP
    The 4th quarter investment performance reports are now available for the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan and for the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust.
  • Notice Regarding Increase to Retiree Monthly Payments
    Each year the Trustees are presented with a report from the Plan Consultants on adjustments to the retiree monthly payments. The following table includes the adjusted monthly rates that will take effect on February 1, 2013.
  • Summary Annual Report - Plan Year Ending in 1/2012
    This is a summary of the annual report of the Electrical Workers Health and Welfare Trust Fund for San Francisco, E.I.N. 94-6061762, Plan No. 501, for the year ended January 31, 2012.
  • Notice to Medicare Retirees
    This notice has information about your current prescription drug coverage with the San Francisco Electrical Workers Health & Welfare Plan and about your options under Medicare's prescription drug coverage. This information can help you decide whether or not you want to join a Medicare drug plan.
  • informedRx is changing its name to Catamaran
    Effective 11/1/2012, informedRx is changing its name to Catamaran.
  • Notice of Open Enrollment for Wage Deferral Election
    For 2013, unless you elect otherwise, the Plan Office will assume that you wish to make a pre-tax contribution from your wages based on your 2012 401(k) election. You may change this election by completing the attached election form and returning it to the Plan Office no later than December 14, 2012.
  • Performance Reports for NCEW Pension and SFEW RSP
    The 2nd quarter investment performance reports are now available for the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan and for the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust.
  • Annual Open Enrollment in July Effective August 1, 2012
    The 2012 Open Enrollment Period is held in July 2012 with plan enrollment changes taking effect August 1, 2012.
  • Attend a San Francisco Electrical Workers Health Fair
    All active and retired members and their spouses/registered partners are invited to attend a San Francisco Electrical Workers Health Fair, scheduled on July 21st from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the IBEW Local 6 Hall.
  • Health and Welfare Plan Changes
    This notice details a number of upcoming Plan changes that affect your benefits.
  • IBEW LOCAL UNION 6/SFECA and LMCC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    This year the IBEW Local 6/SFECA Labor Management Cooperation Committee will award a total of twenty educational grants to sons and daughters of contributors to EISB, Inc. their office staff and IBEW Local 6 members who are working for contributing employers to EISB, Inc (including sons and daughters of deceased members who were working for contributing employers at the time of their death).
  • Update on the Pension Plan's Funding Status
    As required under Title II of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the Plan's Actuary is required certify the Plan's funding position on an annual basis.
  • Performance Reports for NCEW Pension and SFEW RSP
    The 4th quarter investment performance reports are now available for the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan and for the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust.
  • Health & Welfare Trust Summary of Material Modifications
    This notice describes recent changes to the Plan's Long-Term Disability Rules, effective February 1, 2012. Please review it carefully.
  • Performance Reports for NCEW Pension and SFEW RSP
    The 3rd quarter investment performance reports are now available for the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan and for the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust.
  • Important Notice to Medicare Eligible Retirees Regarding Medicare Part D
    This notice has information about your current prescription drug coverage with San Francisco Electrical Workers Health & Welfare Plan and about your options under Medicare's prescription drug coverage.
  • San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Investment Performance Report Through June 30, 2011
    Information about investments by the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan (SFEW) for the period ending June 30, 2011.
  • Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust Investment Performance Report Through June 30, 2011
    Information about investments by the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust (NCEW) for the period ending June 30, 2011.
  • Change to Mental Health/Substance Abuse Provider
    Effective 8/1/11, the carved out insured substance abuse/mental health coverage will no longer be available. These benefits will now be provided through the medical programs selected by Plan participants...
  • 2011-2012 Open Enrollment Notice - Active/Early Retiree Plan Participants
    Open enrollment for the Active/Early Retiree Plan is being held during the month of July for coverage effective August 1, 2011.
  • 2011-2012 Open Enrollment Notice - Retiree Plan Participants
    Open enrollment for the Retiree Plan is being held during the month of July for coverage effective August 1, 2011.
  • Health and Welfare Plan Changes
    The 2011 Open Enrollment Period will be held in July 2011, with Plan enrollment changes taking effect August 1, 2011.
  • Memorandum of Understanding Between International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and SF Electrical Contractors, Inc.
    This memorandum announces the return of the electrical industry to a five-day work week as of Monday, July 18, 2011.
  • Wage and Fringe Benefit Amounts Effective 6/1/2011
    Here is a notice regarding wages and fringe benefit rates effective 6/1/2011.
  • San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Investment Performance Report Through March 31, 2011
    Information about investments by the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan (SFEW) for the period ending March 31, 2011.
  • Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust Investment Performance Report Through March 31, 2011
    Information about investments by the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust (NCEW) for the period ending March 31, 2011.
  • IBEW Local Union 6/SFECA and LMCC Scholarship Program
    This year the IBEW Local 6/SFECA Labor Management Cooperation Committee will award a total of twenty education grants to sons and daughters of contributors to EISB, Inc., their office staff and IBEW Local 6 members who are working for contributing employers to EISB, Inc. (including sons and daughters of deceased members who were working for contributing employers at the time of their death). The Scholarship will be awarded based on merit according to a selection criteria that will include an essay and an individual interview.
  • Update on the Pension Plan's Funding Status
    As required under Title II of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the Plan's Actuary is required certify the Plan's funding position on an annual basis. The Actuary has certified that the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Plan in NOT in either Endangered Status nor Critical Status for the plan year beginning January 1, 2011.
  • Special Enrollment Period Update
    This is an update on the notice that was mailed in early April regarding the Special Open Enrollment Period for adding Adult Children. California Assembly Bill 36, the state legislation seeking to conform state tax law with the new federal health care law with respect to providing coverage to adult children through age 25, became law on April 7, 2011. As a result, effective March 23, 2010, there is no state tax imposed on the value of the medical coverage provided to these adult children.
  • Special Enrollment Period for Adult Children, Effective April 1, 2011
    Under the Affordable Care Act enacted by Congress on March 23, 2010 ("ACA"), a Plan Participant's child who has not attained age 26 (an "adult child") must be allowed to participate in the Plan regardless of marital, tax dependent or student status, unless certain other coverage was available to the adult child. This notice explains the special enrollment period for enrolling non-dependent adult children, effective April 1, 2011.
  • Important Notice on Participant Investment Direction for the Retirement Savings Plan
    Whether you will have adequate savings at retirement will depend in significant part on how much you choose to save and how you invest your savings. This document provides you information that will help you compare the investment options available to you under the SFEW Retirement Savings Plan.
  • San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Investment Performance Report Through December 31, 2010
    This document contains information about investments by the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan (SFEW) for the period ending December 31, 2010.
  • Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust Investment Performance Report Through December 31, 2010
    This document contains information about investments by the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust (NCEW) for the period ending December 31, 2010.
  • Summary of Material Modifications to the Health and Welfare Plan in 2010 and 2011
    The Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Electrical Workers (SFEW) Health & Welfare Plan approved several changes to the SFEW Health & Welfare Plan (Plan), effective October 1, 2010, or February 1, 2011, depending on the change.
  • Summary Annual Report - Plan Year Ending in 1/2010
    This is a summary of the annual report of the Electrical Workers Health and Welfare Trust Fund for San Francisco, E.I.N. 94-6061762, Plan No. 501, for the year ended January 31, 2010.
  • Notice About the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program
    The Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) is a federal program that was established under the Affordable Care Act. The SFEW Health and Welfare Plan (Plan) has been approved to receive reimbursements from the limited funds available under the ERRP to help defray some of the costs of health care benefits paid on behalf of, or by, early retirees and certain family members of early retirees.
  • Notice on "Grandfathered Plan Status" Under the Affordable Health Care Act (Applies to Self Funded PPO Only)
    Please note that the Trustees believe that the San Francisco Electrical Workers Health & Welfare Plan is a "grandfathered health plan" under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act). As permitted by the Affordable Care Act, a grandfathered health plan can preserve certain basic health coverage that was already in effect when that law was enacted.
  • Notice Regarding Increase to Retiree Monthly Copayments
    The notice specifies the adjusted monthly rates that will take effect on January 1, 2011. For retirees who have authorized automatic deduction from their pension benefits, the adjusted co-payment will be reflected in the January 2011 payment that is payable February 1, 2011.
  • Wage and Fringe Benefit Amounts Effective 12/1/2010
    Here is a notice regarding wages and fringe benefit rates effective 12/1/2010.
  • Temporary Withdrawal Rule
    Beginning 12/1/2010 through 12/31/2011, the Plan is temporarily allowing participants to request a distribution if they have terminated employment with all covered Employers, have had no work or contribution activity for at least 90 days, and meet the other requirements of the new rule.
  • Open Enrollment for Wage Deferral Election 11/1 - 12/13
    Journeymen who participate in the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan may elect (or revise their election) for 401(k) pre-tax wage deferrals during open enrollment. Open enrollment begins in November and ends December 13, with payroll changes taking effect on January 1.
  • Open Enrollment Package for Retiree Plan Participants
    Open Enrollment is being held during the month of July for coverage effective August 1, 2010. Here are the four documents that comprise your Open Enrollment Package...
  • Open Enrollment Package for Active/Early Retiree Plan Participants
    Open Enrollment is being held during the month of July for coverage effective August 1, 2010. Here are the three documents that comprise your Open Enrollment Package...
  • Wages and Fringe Benefit Amounts for the New Contract Period
    Here is a summary of the recent contract negotiations settlement relating to the wage fringe package for the period June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2014.
  • Loan Policy Revisions Effective July 2010
    As a response to the requests of participants in the SFEW Retirement Savings Plan, the Board of Trustees has approved changes to the Planís Loan Policy. The revised Loan Policy is attached, and is effective July 1, 2010.
  • Open Enrollment and Plan Changes Announcement
    The 2010 Open Enrollment Period will be held in July, 2010, with Plan enrollment changes taking effect August 1, 2010. The attached notice announces details of the open enrollment and contains a number of upcoming plan changes that affect your benefits under the Health and Welfare Trust.
  • Investment Changes to the SFEW Retirement Savings Plan
    The Board of Trustees regularly reviews the investment options made available through the San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan to make sure they continue to help you meet your retirement objectives. As a result of this review, several changes are being made to the Plan's investment program.
  • 2009 Annual Funding Notice - NCEW Pension Plan
    The Annual Funding Notice includes important funding information about your pension plan for the plan year beginning January 1, 2009 and ending December 31, 2009.
  • 2010 Scholarship Information/Application
    This year the IBEW Local 6/SFECA Labor Management Cooperation Committee will award a total of twenty educational grants to sons and daughters of contributors to EISB, Inc., their office staff, and IBEW Local 6 members who are working for contributing employers to EISB Inc. (including sons and daughters of deceased members who were working for contributing employers at the time of their death).
  • Pension Plan Overview - April 8, 2010
    View a summary of the current status of the NCEW Pension Plan.
  • Participant Investment Direction Information
    Whether you will have adequate savings at retirement will depend in significant part on how much you choose to save and how you invest your savings.
  • COBRA Continuation Coverage - Further Extension of Premium Assistance (Updated March 2010)
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), as amended on March 2, 2010 by the Temporary Extension Act of 2010, provides for premium reductions for health benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, commonly called COBRA. Eligible individuals pay only 35 percent of their COBRA premiums and the remaining 65 percent is paid by the Welfare Plan and reimbursed to the coverage provider through a tax credit.
  • NCEW Pension Trust Investment Performance Report Through December 31, 2009
    Summary of investment performance for the Northern California Electrical Workers Pension Trust through 12/31/2009.
  • Your Member Assistance Program
    Life can be a scramble. You juggle work and personal responsibilities, trying to make ends meet, and unexpected problems always seem to pop up. Your Member Assistance Program (MAP) can help.
  • Benefit Modifications to Mental Health/Chemical Dependency Coverage
    Effective February 1, 2010, your Chemical Dependency benefits (which are available to Kaiser members through both PacifiCare Behavioral Health and Kaiser) and Mental Health benefits (which are provided only through Kaiser) have been changed to comply with the Federal Mental Health Parity Act.
  • Michelle's Law Guarantees Continued Coverage of Dependent Students on Medically Necessary Leave of Absence
    Effective February 1, 2010, the Plan has been amended to allow for continued coverage for a dependent child whose eligibility under the Plan is based on full-time attendance at an accredited trade school, college or university but who loses full-time student status due to a medically necessary leave of absence or change in enrollment. In order to receive continued coverage, the following requirements must be met.
  • COBRA Premium Assistance Extension Notice and Announcement
    Since February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) has provided temporary COBRA premium assistance to eligible individuals. The purpose of this notice is to tell you about certain features of the COBRA Subsidy that changed on December 19, 2009.
  • Application for Extension of Amortization Period
    In response to last year's economic slowdown, the Trustees are continuing to look for ways to improve the condition of the Pension Plan without adversely affecting Plan Participants.
  • Notice to All Active Plan Participants Regarding Changes to the Health & Welfare Plan
    Effective for October 2009 work hours (December 2009 coverage), the Plan has been amended to allow for an hour bank advance of up to 120 hours for active members to prevent loss of coverage.
  • Loan Provision - San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan
    The San Francisco Electrical Workers Retirement Savings Plan has been amended to allow a loan to any Participant or Beneficiary in the Plan on or after December 1, 2009.