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Due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and hardships that our members may face as a result of the lack of work, the Building Trades Health & Welfare Fund Trustees have voted to provide Active Employees in the Plan with a quarter of coverage for the benefit quarter of July – September 2020. The coverage will be implemented as follows:
- Active Employees who have sufficient dollars in their dollar bank for coverage for the April – June 2020 benefit quarter will not have their dollar banks reduced for the quarterly cost of coverage for the July – September 2020 benefit quarter.
- Active Employees who are eligible for coverage for the April – June 2020 benefit quarter and who would otherwise be required to self-pay for coverage in the July – September 2020 benefit quarter will now not be required to self-pay for the July – September 2020 benefit quarter.
This provides relief to self-pay members who may not currently be receiving a paycheck. Also, for the members who earned eligibility through contributions for the July – September 2020 benefit quarter, they will now have eligibility for the October – December 2020 benefit quarter.
The Trustees hope you and your families remain safe and healthy during this turbulent time and if you have questions regarding your eligibility please contact the Fund Office.