The Health and Welfare Plan
provides benefits for employee and his/her dependents.
The ITPEU Health & Welfare Fund is administered by a joint Board of Trustees consisting of seven Union representatives and seven Employer representatives. Communications to the Board of Trustees should be addressed to:
Board of Trustees
ITPEU Health and Welfare Fund
Attention: Kathy Heery
P. O. Box 13817
Savannah, Georgia 31416.
The Fund's telephone numbers are 1-800-327-5926 or 912-352-7169. The Fund also has the following web site – www.itpeubenefits.org
All contributions to the Fund are made by Employers in accordance with collective bargaining agreements which require contributions to the Fund at fixed rates per hour worked. The Fund office, upon written request, will advise you whether a particular employer contributes to the Fund, and if so, will give you that employer's address.
Benefits are paid from the Fund's assets, which are accumulated under the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements and Agreement and Declaration of Trust establishing the ITPEU Health & Welfare Fund. These assets are held in a trust fund for the sole purpose of providing benefits to eligible participants and covering reasonable administrative expenses.
As an enhancement to the medical benefit program offered by the Plan, the Trustees have engaged Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem) as the Claims Administrator for all medical benefit claims. In addition, the Trustees have made arrangements for you to have access to the Anthem Network of Health Care Providers. Participants who take advantage of this access to the Anthem Network should be able to save money and make their benefits last longer. A detailed explanation of the advantages of using the Anthem Network can be found by clicking here. Information regarding the Anthem Network of Health Care Providers may be obtained by going to their web site at www.anthem.com clicking on "Find a Doctor" or their toll free telephone number at 1-877-331-4329.
Please visit www.itpeubenefits.org for more information about this and other plans designed to serve ITPEU members and member families.