12/15/2020: New Medical Cards

December 15, 2020

In our continuing effort to provide “best in-class services” to all of our participants in the NECA/IBEW Family Medical Care Plan {FMCP), the FMCP has completed work on a brand new claims processing system which will be more efficient, cost-effective and enable the Plan to completely control the claims paying process with no reliance on a third-party system. Effective January 1, 2021, participants’ member ID number will change. This change requires that we send all participants a new medical card which will include their new member ID number. What does this mean to participant? They will continue to use their current medical card until the end of December 2020 and then discard it. Effective January 1, 2021, participants should use the new card for their medical needs. We are providing each participant with two copies ofthe new medical card. Should participants wish to receive additional cards, or have any questions about this change, they can contact our customer service number at 1-877-937-9602. Additionally, we would like to remind all participants that medical telehealth visits through Live Health Online are free for the participant and their covered dependents through calendar year 2021on or through the Live Health Online app! We […]

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12/11/2020: IBEW local 136 members:

December 11, 2020

Please keep your address, phone number and e-mail address up to date. Send us an e-mail under contact. Message us any changes that we need to keep up with. Thanks

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12/8/2020 : Notice to Retirees

December 8, 2020

NOTICE TO RETIREESRECEIVING A NORMAL OR EARLY RETIREMENT PENSION BENEFIT CONCERNING A TEMPORARY RETURN TO WORK AMENDMENT TOTHE PLAN OF BENEFITS FOR THE NEBFThe Trustees of the National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF) and the National Employees Benefit Board have approved a temporary Return to Work Amendment to the Plan of Benefits for the NEBF that permits certain eligible retirees to return to covered and contributory employment for a period of time without a loss of pension benefits from the NEBF. Please read the following notice carefully as this amendment does not apply to all retirees or to all electrical employment.As you are aware, the rules of the Plan generally provide for a suspension of benefits for a retiree who returns to employment in the electrical industry for forty (40) or more hours per month. This temporary Return to Work Amendment changes the suspension rules for certain eligible retirees. Following are the features of the amendment: The temporary amendment is effective from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. All normal and early retirees with a pension effective date of December 2020 or earlier will be permitted to return to covered and contributory employment only and will be permitted to work […]

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12/1/2020 : Meetings Canceled

December 1, 2020

The IBEW local 136 Unit meetings and retires club meeting have been canceled for the month of December due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the State and in the Local. We all need to follow the CDC guidelines and be safe.

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11/18/2020 : Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

The IBEW local 136 Union Hall will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after for the holidays. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays. WDE

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