If you qualify to participate in a Trust Health and Welfare Plan, you may enroll yourself and your eligible dependents.
You qualify to participate in the Active Employee Plan if:
Eligibility begins on the first day of the second month after you work (or are paid for) two 100-hour months. For example, if you work (or are paid for) 100 or more hours in January, and again in February, your coverage will begin on April 1.
Note: If you quit or are discharged, and later return to work for the same or another participating employer, you must meet the Initial Eligibility requirements again.
Eligibility for dental and vision benefits begins on the first day of the month following four months of eligibility for medical plan benefits. For example, if your medical plan benefits begin on April 1, and you work (or are paid) 100 or more hours in April, May, June and July, your coverage will begin on August 1. Except for a break caused by disability, layoff, or leave of absence, the four months of medical and life coverage must be consecutive.
Retirees who are enrolled in the Retiree Health and Welfare Plan and who return to work for a participating employer may enroll in the Active Employee Plan when:
Once your coverage begins, it will continue based on your monthly work hours.
If you are hired as Summer Seasonal Help, you are not eligible to participate in the Active Employee Plan. However, if you are still working for the same employer on October 1 (or rehired before November 15) of the same calendar year, you become eligible.
The hours you worked as Summer Seasonal Help count toward meeting the Initial Eligibility requirements, and your coverage may begin as early as October 1.
You qualify to enroll in a Retiree Plan if you meet the eligibility requirements.
When you enroll yourself in a Trust Health and Welfare Plan, you may also enroll:
IMPORTANT: Retirees must enroll eligible dependents at the time of retirement under the Active Employee Plan. You may not add dependents after you enroll in a Retiree Health and Welfare Plan.
The Trust may require documentation to prove dependent status.
Dependents who are not eligible include ex-spouses, children who have reached or passed their 26th birthday (unless they meet the criteria for a disabled dependent child), and parents or grandparents, even if they live with you.