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

Important Thanksgiving COVID-19 Safety Message

On behalf of all of us at the Massachusetts Laborers’ Benefit Funds, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.
 
This holiday, please protect your family and your coworkers by being safe at work and at home. 
 
We know that safety is everyone’s responsibility, and as union members, we must all do our part for the collective good. To do that during these times, we must adhere to the public health guidelines that have advised against large holiday gatherings and crowds.
 
We recognize this is a difficult request, but COVID-19 rates continue to spike across the region, and we must keep holiday gatherings small this year — very small — to protect your family and your home.
 
Avoid crowds. Wash your hands regularly. Wear masks. Aim to limit the size of your gatherings to those you live with and see every day. 
 
Remember, a negative test today doesn’t mean that you aren’t carrying the virus, and you could pass it on to someone tomorrow.
 
Even small gatherings of 10 people or less have a high likelihood of including someone who is infectious with COVID-19. And infectious people may have no symptoms at all.
 
In a small gathering where people are close and not wearing masks, the virus spreads quickly.
 
The following is the story of an actual outbreak that recently occurred in a family gathering of four related households. Almost everyone at the gathering ended up getting infected, and one person ended up in the ICU.
 
1.   15 people from four households gathered at home to eat a family dinner.
2.   The virus jumped from one household to the other during the gathering.
3.   11 of 15 family members were infected, including some children.
4.   The grandmother was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
 
During Thanksgiving we normally enjoy the cheer and warmth of gathering with our families and friends. This year, however, the best way to show our love is to stay apart. Make a phone call to check in or video chat through your phone or computer, if it’s an option.
 
For all those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 pandemic, or who may have loved ones fighting the virus right now, you are in our thoughts and in our hearts.
 
Many of you have healthcare workers and first responders in your family who are on the front lines combatting the impact of this virus, and we are all grateful for their service and sacrifices. Let’s all keep them in mind with the choices we make this Thanksgiving.
 
COVID-19 is real. It has made a profound impact on our nation, on our industry, and it is once again straining the capacity of area hospitals.
 
As hard as it can be to stay apart from extended family, we must continue to be vigilant and use every best practice at our disposal to keep our communities and our industry safe.
 
Our unions have worked with supportive industry partners to make COVID-19 safety a clear part of our day-to-day work and safety practices. If there are worksites where these protections are not being followed, you are encouraged to report that to your union.
 
Thank you, best wishes, and STAY SAFE.

Website downtime

All login areas will be offline between Friday, 11/20/2020 4:00 PM to Monday 11/23/2020 7:00 AM. You will not be able to log into any of these areas during this time.  

Announcing Mandatory Dependent Eligibility Audit

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In November 2020, the Massachusetts Laborers’ Health & Welfare Fund is launching an audit to ensure that all beneficiaries’ dependents are properly documented in our system. 

In the coming days, you will receive communication from Part D Advisors requesting documentation for your enrolled dependents. You must respond and provide the necessary documents to this request to maintain your dependent’s health benefits. 

The form will ask you to: 

  1. Review your personal information for accuracy. If you find errors, please provide the correct information and provide supporting documentation. 
  2. Confirm that each dependent listed is an eligible member and send in supporting documentation. The letter will provide eligibility requirements. If the dependent does not meet the requirements, please check the “Remove from Coverage” box located on the form. 
  3. Sign and return the verification form with supporting documents to: PDA – Verification Team, 17199 N. Laurel Park Drive, Suite 400  Livonia, MI 48152.

The form also asks you to supply a tax return. Although a tax return is required to document your current spouse, only page 1 of the return needs to be submitted. Please also black out all financial information and social security numbers.

If you have questions or haven’t yet received your request, please call Part D Advisors at 1-888-600-7490.

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Talk to Your Doctor Before Getting Tested for COVID-19

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Getting tested for COVID-19 remains an important way to stay healthy and protect our families and communities. That’s why we’re fully covering COVID-19 tests under our Health & Welfare Fund – with no copay.
  
However, please note that COVID-19 tests will only be covered when they are ordered by your physician before you arrive at a testing site. Without an order from your physician, the Fund will not be able to reimburse you, and you will have to pay out of pocket. 
 
If you don’t have a primary care physician, you can also get coverage for tests through the CVS Minute Clinic. Just make sure to fill out this questionnaire ahead of time to make sure you qualify and pre-register.

If you are getting tested because you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, the CDC recommends that you do the following until you receive your test results:

Isolate from others and do not go into work. Self-quarantining is critical to protect your friends, family, and others from possibly getting COVID-19 from you.

Think about the people you have recently been in contact with. This is important information to give to health workers if you test positive.

Answer any phone calls from your state or local health department. All discussions with health department staff are confidential, and making yourself available to health workers can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

Take advantage of free testing, and make sure you talk to your doctor or register beforehand. Call our health coach Kristin Woodruff at 781-272-1000 ext. 577 if you have any questions, or email the Health & Welfare Fund at claims@mlbf.org.

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.

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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