Members are encouraged to contact the Trust Fund, the Benefits Administrator, for any questions regarding the following matters. The Local Union office has limited access to the following member records, however, we will gladly assist you as much as we can.
- Annuity / Vanguard
- Medical Benefits
- Members & Dependents
- Vacation Checks / Hours
- Death of a Member
-Many of our members are requesting an annuity termination. Please note that you must qualify to terminate or cash out your annuity.
-Members must work 300 hours in three (3) consecutive months in order to be eligible for medical benefits. The coverage will then commence on the first day of the fifth month, as hours are reported in a lag manner (i.e. January 2016 hours are reported in February 2016. Once medical coverage is obtained, a member must continue to contribute or “bank” 100 hours per month.
-Reporting the birth of a new child or change in marital status will require you to fill out new forms and provide copies of birth/marriage certificates, divorce decree (if applicable) and social security cards in order to add/remove dependents to your medical coverage. Should you move, you must also fill out a new Change of Address form.
-New beneficiary forms should be updated for your SRB, Vacation, Welfare, Pension and Annuity accounts any time there is a change during the course of your membership (i.e. grown children, divorce, death of a spouse or a new marriage).
-Your vacation contribution, along with the rest of your contributions, is reported monthly by your employer to the Trust Fund office and is stored in your vacation fund; dispersed quarterly in the form of a vacation check: every February, May, August & November. Prior to receiving your vacation check, you will receive a statement illustrating the hours contributed in that specific vacation period. If you find any disparities, we recommend you contact the Trust Fund directly and send in copies of your pay stubs to confirm the correct hours contributed in order for your vacation check to be rectified.
-Members inquiring about their pension/vesting credits, annual pension verification, types of pension, pension applications, or direct deposit for monthly pension checks should contact the Pension department.
-Please call the Union Hall and report the information of our member’s passing; we will gladly assist you with information that will be needed to correspond with the Trust Fund.
CA Field Iron Workers Trust Fund
131 N. El Molino Ave. Suite 330
Pasadena, CA 9110
Many forms required by the Trust Fund office can be accessed here
The California Ironworkers Field Welfare Plan implemented the Reinforcing Smart Choices Promise Program effective January 1, 2013. As part of that program, active members and covered spouse (or domestic partner) were required to have a Biometric Health Screening in order to be enrolled in the Premier Plan (which has a higher level of medical plan benefits than the Basic Plan).
FEE FOR SERVICE ACTIVE PLAN PARTICIPANTS
The Biometric Health Screening includes lab work and an assessment of blood pressure and weight.
•If you and your Dependents are currently enrolled in the Premier Plan and wish to remain in that medical plan option, you and your covered spouse must complete your Biometric Health Screening by October 31, 2015, in order to remain enrolled in the Premier Plan for the 2016 calendar year.
•If you and your Dependents are currently enrolled in the Basic Plan and wish to enroll in the Premier Plan, you and your covered spouse must complete your Biometric Health Screening by October 31, 2015, in order to be enrolled in the Premier Plan for the 2016 calendar year.
Use the link on this page to schedule an appointment at a Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center. For this purpose, please note:
◦The registration key is: CAFieldironworkers
◦The Anthem Blue Cross ID for the Employee is: ID,123456X78
◦The Anthem Blue Cross ID for the spouses or domestic partner is: 123456X78 + S
As an alternative to online registration, you can call Quest at 1-866-908-9440 for assistance.
KAISER ACTIVE PLAN PARTICIPANTS
In order for you and your Dependent(s) to qualify for the Kaiser HMO Premier Plan you and your covered spouse must each complete one of the following Smart Choice Requirements:
•Take an online Health Risk Assessment;
•Take an online Health Improvement course (more information below);
•Attend one of the following Kaiser Permanente Health Education classes:
◦For patients with a chronic illness, our Living with Chronic Illness class.
◦For pregnant members, this would include attending one of our on-site prenatal classes.
Additional information about completing the Smart Choice Requirements
•If you take an online Health Risk Assessment or Health Improvement course, Kaiser will report your compliance to the Trust Fund Office so that the Fund Office can enroll you (and your covered Dependents) in the Premier Plan.
•If instead, you choose to take a Health Education class in person, you must have the instructor sign the attached form, and then submit it to the Ironworkers Trust Fund office.
•To take the Health Risk Assessment, you must register and be signed on to Kaiser’s website. If you haven’t registered yet, start by going to kp.org/register. To take the Health Risk Assessment on kp.org, go to “My Health Manager” and choose “My Medical Record.” Once you’ve completed the online questionnaire, you’ll receive a customized action plan to help you succeed in creating a healthier lifestyle.
•To take an online Health Improvement (Healthy Lifestyles) course, start by accessing www.kp.org/healthylifestyles and choose from one of the available online courses, such as:
◦Balance – This comprehensive weight management program includes helpful tools and a personalized plan to help participants coordinate three areas: mind, food, and body. ***
◦Breathe – This award-winning program can help participants quit smoking for good. Participants create a personalized quitting plan that includes proven strategies for decreasing dependency and cravings.***
◦Nourish – This program helps participants to create a custom-made nutrition plan and offers personalized strategies for making smart, satisfying food choices to improve health and well-being. ***
◦Relax – This program examines participants’ sources and symptoms of stress to develop a customized stress management plan. ***
◦Care for Pain – This pain management program offers support and strategies for participants living with chronic pain to teach self-management and coping strategies to regain control of their lives.
◦Care for Diabetes – This program offers strategies for day-to-day management of diabetes.
◦Care for Your Back – This program gives participants living with chronic back pain techniques and approaches to better manage their condition.
◦Overcoming Depression – This self-help intervention offers focused coping strategies, ideas to build motivation to change as well as relapse prevention strategies.
◦Overcoming Insomnia – This program offers evidence based techniques to help participants sleep.
*** Available in both English and Spanish