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

Courthouse Closures

In the Massachusetts state court system, a phased resumption of jury trials began on Jan. 11, 2021. Courts will operate with no more than 50% of staff working in a court department or office at any time, until April 5, 2021.

Those who have tested positive for the coronavirus, have symptoms or may have been exposed to the virus are prohibited from entering any state courthouse.

LEMBRETE: Responda à nossa auditoria de elegibilidade de dependentes

Para ler em inglês ou espanhol, clique aqui.

 

Em novembro de 2020, o Massachusetts Laborers’ Health & Welfare Fund lançou uma auditoria para garantir que todos os dependentes dos beneficiários fossem devidamente documentados em nosso sistema.

Você deve ter recebido comunicação dos Conselheiros da Parte D solicitando a documentação de seus dependentes inscritos. Você deve responder e fornecer os documentos necessários a esta solicitação para manter os benefícios de saúde do seu dependente.


O formulário solicitará:

  • Uma revisão de suas informações pessoais para verificação. Se você encontrar erros, forneça as informações corretas e a documentação de apoio.
  • Uma confirmação de que cada dependente listado é um membro elegível, enviando a documentação de apoio quando necessário. A carta fornecerá os requisitos de elegibilidade. Se o dependente não atender aos requisitos, marque a caixa “Remover da cobertura” localizada no formulário.
  • Assine e devolva o formulário de verificação com os documentos comprovativos para:
    PDA – Verification Team, 17199 N. Laurel Park Drive, Suite 400 Livonia, MI 48152.

O formulário também pede que você forneça uma declaração de imposto. Embora seja necessário que você tenha enviado a declaração de imposto de renda anteriormente para documentar seu cônjuge atual, apenas a página 1 deste documento precisa ser devolvida. Por favor, também blackout todos os números de informação financeira e de segurança social.

Se você tiver dúvidas ou ainda não tiver recebido sua solicitação, ligue para os “Part D Advisors” a 1-888-600-7490.

AVISO: Responda a nuestra auditoría de elegibilidad de dependientes

Para leer en inglés o portugués, haga clic aquí.

 

En noviembre de 2020, el Fondo de Bienestar y Salud lanzó una auditoría para garantizar que todos los dependientes de los beneficiarios estén debidamente documentados en nuestro sistema.

Debería haber recibido una solicitud de los asesores de la Parte D solicitando documentación para sus dependientes inscritos. Debe responder y proveer los documentos necesarios a esta solicitud para mantener los beneficios de salud de su dependiente.

El formulario le pide que:

  • Revise su información personal para verificar su precisión. Si encuentra errores, provee la información correcta y incluye la documentación de respaldo.
  • Confirme que cada dependiente enumerado es un miembro elegible y envíe la documentación de respaldo. La carta proveerá los requisitos de elegibilidad. Si el dependiente no cumple con los requisitos, marque la casilla “Eliminar de la cobertura” que se encuentra en el formulario.
  • Firme y devuelva el formulario de verificación con los documentos de respaldo a: PDA – Verification Team, 17199 N. Laurel Park Drive, Suite 400 Livonia, MI 48152.

El formulario también le pide que provea una declaración de impuestos. Aunque se requiere una declaración de impuestos para documentar a su cónyuge actual, solo se debe presentar la página 1 de la declaración. También oculte toda la información financiera y los números de seguro social.

Si tiene preguntas o aún no ha recibido su solicitud, llame a los asesores de la Parte D al 1-888-600-7490.

REMINDER: Respond to Our Dependent Eligibility Audit

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The Massachusetts Laborers’ Health & Welfare Fund has launched an audit to ensure that all beneficiaries’ dependents are properly documented in our system. The deadline to respond to this audit is January 18, 2021.

You should have received 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 asks you to:

  • Review your personal information for accuracy. If you find errors, please provide the correct information and provide supporting documentation.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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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