Local 745 - Freeport, IL

Welfare Committee Instructions Sheet

WELFARE COMMITTEE


This committee has been formed to provide facts and phone numbers regarding insurance, procedures to follow in the event of the death of an employee, spouse or child, problems with prescription drugs, nursing homes/skilled care, etc.

GOODYEAR IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES
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DEATH OF AN EMPLOYEE

1. Determine type of insurance, i.e., Goodyear Veba, Freedom Blue or Titan Veba (to qualify for Goodyear Veba, you had to be 55 years of age with 25 years of service at the time of the sale in December, 2005.

2. Call the Goodyear or Titan Veba (must provide death certificate and verify address and phone numbers)

3. Call Goodyear Benefit Solution Center regarding the pension, verify address and phone number. Advise that the Goodyear Pension will be stopped until all information is obtained. This could take 4-8 weeks to process. Goodyear will notify Minnesota Life Insurance.

4. Notify Social Security Administration (may need death certificate, marriage license, and both birth certificates)

5. Some employees will have the Steelworkers Pension through Titan (retired after 2006).

6. Notify 401k plan

7. Advise that the surviving spouse will no longer receive the $50/month from Veba to help defer the payments on Medicare.

DEATH OF A SPOUSE

1. Contact Veba.

2. Contact Goodyear Benefit Solution Center

3. Optional Life insurance

4. Steelworkers Pension (if applicable) to change beneficiary.

5. Social Security

DEATH OF A CHILD

 1. Follow the same procedure.

Advise the spouse/employee to CALL Tony for information on the life insurance. Do not come to the office until the forms are received and need to be completed.

When the employee dies, the surviving spouse will get a new medical card with their name as the employee.

DENTAL COVERAGE

We must notify members that insurance is dropped effective 2/28/2011

Titan’s position is that they do not have to offer COBRA.

 Delta Dental has volunteered to offer 2 programs.

 Discount cards - $80 per year if your dentist is in the network.

Individual policies

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

When making calls to Silverscript (medicare eligible) or CVS/Caremare (non-Medicare eligible), if the individual is having problems, ask to speak with a manager.

INSURANCE QUESTIONS

Advise the employee/spouse to have the Highmark BC BS Explanation of Benefits (EOB) in hand when calling the office for help.
 


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