Welcome to the Massachusetts Laborers’ Benefit Funds Website This site contains important information about your Fund benefits. The sections below provide a basic overview of how the benefits work. Once registered, the Dashboard pages provide personalized information—for members, contractors and Local Union business managers.

As a registered member, you can view your annuity balance, eligibility for health and welfare benefits, hours worked, pension credits earned, estimated pension at age 65 as well as check on the status of a medical claim. To register you must have an e-mail address and use the “New Member Registration” link at the top of this page to enter your information into the database.

Important Announcements

Offices Closed Friday, 7/3 for Independence Day

Please note that the Massachusetts Laborers’ Benefit Funds offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

 

Nuestras Oficinas estarán cerradas el viernes 7/3 por el Día de la Independencia

Tenga en cuenta que las oficinas de los Beneficios de los Trabajadores de Massachusetts estarán cerradas el viernes 3 de julio en celebración del Día de la Independencia.

Health & Welfare Coverage Expiration

Laborers – 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide work stoppages, many beneficiaries may lose eligibility for Health & Welfare benefits starting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1.

In this tough time, we’re taking additional steps to help keep you covered. Here’s what you need to know about your eligibility and what your options are if you lose coverage.

Coverage Eligibility:
  • Your July 1, 2020 eligibility is based on hours worked in the qualifying period of 04/01/2019 – 03/31/2020.
  • If you are short 40 hours or less for Plan A or Plan B, you can self-pay the contributions for the remaining hours to retain eligibility. 
  • For the July 1, 2020 period only, if you are short 80 hours or less for Plan A coverage only due to loss of work during the COVID-19 emergency period, you can self-pay contributions to retain eligibility. 
Disability Information:
  • If you were unable to work due to a total disability during the qualifying period, you may be eligible for up to 26 weeks of disability credits to retain your Health & Welfare eligibility. You must have your physician submit a letter to the Fund indicating the dates that you were totally disabled and unable to work.
COBRA Coverage:
  • You may be eligible to continue coverage under COBRA. If you lost coverage July 1, a COBRA election form including the current rates was sent to you by both regular and certified mail.  If your coverage has ended and you did not receive information regarding COBRA Continuation coverage, please contact the Fund office to make sure that we have your correct mailing address on file.
Retirees Information:
  • If you are a Retiree, and your coverage drops to Plan B for your last eligibility period, you may be eligible to self-pay the contributions up to 300 hours to keep Plan A. You must be collecting a Pension from the Funds and have attained Plan B coverage from active employment.
If you have any questions, contact the Funds office at 781-272-1000. Select Option 2 for Health & Welfare and then Option 1 for eligibility. Our staff is ready and available to take your live calls.

We will get through this together.

In good health,
Massachusetts Laborers Benefit Funds

Courthouse Closures

Massachusetts courthouses will remain closed to the general public until at least July 1, 2020, except for emergencies. The Trial Court departments have issued standing orders and guidelines specifying what constitutes an emergency matter in that particular court and have posted all such orders and guidelines on the Court System Response to COVID-19 webpage.

The courts are conducting court business virtually where it is practicable to do so.

All jury trials, in both criminal and civil cases, are continued to a date no earlier than September 8, 2020. 

All bench trials in civil cases are continued to a date no earlier than July 1, 2020 unless the trial may be conducted virtually. All bench trial in criminal cases are continued to a date no earlier than July 1, 2020 unless the trial may be conducted virtually by agreement of the parties and the trial judge.

Your attorney will contact you when notified by the court of any hearing dates.

The Legal Service Fund continues to operate with staff both physically present in the Burlington office and working remotely.  All phone calls to our main office number at 781-273-3939 are answered by a staff member with access to files from 9:00 to 5:00 every day. At all other times, calls to this number are answered by our answering service.  All telephone messages are responded to by the responsible attorney.

The attorneys can also be reached by emailing directly as follows:

Mary P. O’Malley – momalley@mllsf.org
Robert Cassesso – rcassesso@mllsf.org
Jennifer L.M. Fearnley – jfearnley@mllsf.org
John A. Rice – jrice@mllsf.org
Michael J. Riley – mriley@mllsf.org

We continue to open new cases. We are not, however, currently open to the public until further notice. For both your safety and that of our employees, please contact your attorney directly regarding individual concerns.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Massachusetts Laborers Benefit Funds Closed Due to Coronavirus

The Massachusetts Laborers’ Benefit Funds is closed for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus. The Office will remain closed through Monday, May 4, 2020. We will assess the state of the pandemic at that time and assess reopening the office.   
 
MLBF has a skeleton crew of employees that are working remotely to maintain Health & Welfare, Pension, and Annuity service to laborers and their dependents during this closure. You may experience a lag in MLBF personnel getting back to you, but rest assured we will return all phone calls and emails as quickly as possible during this closure. 
 
To leave a message for Pension and Annuity (781) 272-1000 press 1 
To leave a message for eligibility, claims and subrogation (781) 272-1000 press 2
To leave a message for auditing and collections (781) 272-1000 press 3
To leave a message for Remittance & Accounts Payable (781) 272-1000 press 4
For automated benefits services (781) 272-1000 press 5
 
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation during this difficult time.

 

Los Fondos de Beneficios para Trabajadores de Massachusetts (MLBF) estará cerrado por el futuro previsible debido al Coronavirus. La Oficina se mantendrá cerrado hasta el lunes, 4 de mayo, 2020. Evaluaremos el estado del pandémico en ese momento y evaluaremos la reapertura de la oficina. 
 
MLBF retiene un grupo de empleados que están trabajando remotamente para mantener los servicios de Salud y Bienestar, Pensión y Anualidad para los trabajadores y sus dependientes. Es posible que se experimentara un retraso en respuestas de los empleados de MLBF. Responderemos a sus llamadas y mensajes electrónicos lo mas rápido que podemos durante este cerramiento. 
 
Para dejar un mensaje para Pensión, Anualidad, Elegibilidad, y Cuentas por pagar  (781) 272-1000 presione 1
Para servicio automatizado de sus beneficios (781) 272-1000 presione 2

 
Gracias por tu paciencia y cooperación durante este tiempo difícil. 

Suspending Walk-Ins & Appointments due to COVID-19

The Massachusetts Laborers’ Benefit Funds office is taking steps to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Effective Thursday, March 12, 2020 the Fund Office will be suspending all walk-ins and appointments to the Burlington office for the foreseeable future.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

If you need further assistance, please call (781) 272-1000.

 

La oficina de Fondos de Beneficios para Trabajadores de Massachusetts está tomando medidas para prevenir la propagación del Coronavirus.

A partir del jueves 12 de marzo de 2020, todas las visitas y citas previamente programadas a la oficina de Burlington estaran suspendidas hasta el futuro previsible.

Lamentamos la incoveniencia.

Si necesita más ayuda, llame al (781) 272-1000

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