ELECTRICAL WORKERS BENEFIT TRUST FUND IBEW 481

ELECTRICAL WORKERS FRINGE BENEFIT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Robert G. Cadwell
Administrative Manager
1828 N. Meridian Street, Suite 103
Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 923-4577
Fax: (317) 923-7633

email: info@ewbtf.org

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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Having a baby??  Getting married??

If you are expecting a child or are planning to get married, please contact the EWBTF Office to complete the required enrollment paperwork!!  Please contact Tonya Benz for more information at 317-923-4577 ext. 205 or at tbenz@ewbtf.org.

Health Care Cost Estimator

Different doctors and hospitals may charge different amounts for the same service.  So shop around using the Estimate Your Cost tool to see costs based on your own benefits.  You can also compare the quality of different procedures.

Go to anthem.com and log in to use the Estimate Your Cost tool.  Seach for the procedure you need and the tool will help guide you.  

For even quicker cost comparison, use the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield mobile app.

Estimate Your Cost Flier

 

Step by Step Guide to Estimating Your Cost

 

Health Care & Wellness Discounts

Saving money is good.  Saving money on things that are good for you - that's even better.  With SpecialOffers through our partnership with Anthem, you can get discounts on products and services that help promote better health and well-being.  

 

Check Out How Much You Can Save

 

ATTENTION RETIREES!!!

The Joint Board of Trustees of the Health & Welfare met on May 25, 2017.  It was decided to temporarily change the "Suspension of Pension Benefits Rules" and "Health & Welfare Fund Initial Eligibility Rules" for certain retirees.  This tempory change will allow retirees to return to work on full scale Journeyman Wireman calls in addition to Markey Recovery calls.  These changes are in effect for the June 2017 through September 2017 work months.  

Official Notice from the Benefit Office

As always, please contact the Benefit Office if you have any questions. (317-923-2596)

 

 

New SUB Fund Payment Guidelines for Unemployment

In an effort to streamline the administration of the weekly SUB Fund checks and to give memebers ample time to provide the EWBTF Office with proof of payment from Workforce Development (unemployment office), we have added a "book week" for all Supplemental Unemployment Benefit payments.

Members filing for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits will now be paid the week after their first unemployment payment.

To be eligile for payment, weekly verification from the unemployment office that includes your name, the payment week, and proof of payment is required by the end of business day Friday (4:30 p.m.)

Example:  

-  Member files for unemployment on Sunday 05/07/2017
-  Member recieves unemployment payment for "Benefit Week" 04/30/2017 - 05/06/2017 on Monday 05/08/2017
-  EWBTF will pay member the SUB Fund Benefit on Monday 05/15/2017

All checks will be processed and mailed on Mondays, with the exception of holidays; checks will go out the following business day.

The SUB Fund does not back pay.  Failure to submit requested information will result in a week of non-payment.

As always, please contact the Benefit Office if you have any qestions. (317-923-4577)



Annual Enrollment Form

Your Annual Enrollment Form MUST be updated every year!!

Fill it out online!!

 

LiveHealth Online

Have a health question?  Feeling under the weather?  

With LiveHealth Online, you don't have to deal with scheduling an appointment or long wait times at the urgent care center.  In fact, you don't even have to leave your home or office!!!

LiveHealth Online Flyer

LIveHealth Online FAQ's

 

 

NEBF Online Portal

Recieve you NEBF benefit estimate online!! 

Flyer for more information

 

 

 

Attention Retirees

If you retired prior to 1/1/2017, the suspension of benefit rules will not be enforced against you for work preformed through 6/30/2017 in MARKET RECOVERY positions only.  This means you may return to work under the Market Recovery Agreement and work within the Local 481 jurisdicition and continue to draw your pension benefits from the Plan. 

 

 

 

Alternative Self Pay

Current rate  $640.00 per month or $6.40 per hour.  

Click here for the Alternative Self-Payment rules

 

 

Benefits Online

Follow on-screen instructions to complete the sign in process.

First time users will be required to use your Social Security Number for your ID (No Dashes) and GEN4681 for your password

 
 
 
 
 

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