Benefits

NOTE TO MEMBERS - - FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS THAT A.P.W.U. BOSTON METRO AREA LOCAL MEMBERS ENJOY:


A.P.W.U. Scholarship Programs for daughters & sons of APWU members. There are currently scholarships available to High School Seniors at the Local, State & National level.

Bi-monthly publication, "The American Postal Worker", from the national union.

'Union Plus' Benefits [Savings guide]

Quarterly publication, the "Bostonian", from the local union.

Discount Movie Tickets - for Showcase & A.M.C. Cinemas

Altus Dental Plan

Universal Dental Plan   

Voluntary Benefit Plans (See info below)

Group Legal Services (under the Voluntary Plans) - reduced legal fees for domestic matters (unrelated to your employment) at participating law firms. Call 1-800-422-4492 for enrollment forms & information.

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Forms for any of the Voluntary Benefit Plans (which include the Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Supplemental Hospital Cash, Dental Plan, Term Life Insurance and *Legal Plan) should be sent to the Connecticut address on the forms. To receive these forms, and for any information on the Voluntary Benefit Plans, members should call 1-800-422-4492.

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Please be sure to notify the local union office (at 617-423-APWU) of any CHANGE OF ADDRESS or NAME CHANGE to insure the local and national mailing list have you listed correctly.

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FIRST CLASS REPRESENTATION in negotiatons and administration of the postal workers' contract with the U. S. Postal Service

   *  Regular pay increases and cost-of-living adjustments

   *  Annual leave of 13 days the first year,  20 days after 3 years, 26 days after 15 years

   *  Leave-sharing program

   *  Annual leave sell-back option

   *  Sick leave for dependent care

   *  Ten paid holidays

   *  25% Sunday premium and night differential at approx. 8%

   *  Double time for excessive overtime

   *  Health insurance approx. 84% paid by the employer  (depending on health plan choice)

   *  Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care expenses

   *  Basic life insurance fully paid by the employer

   *  Excellent job security and no-layoff after six years

   *  Improved transfer opportunities

- Democratic rights to elect your union officers and ratify your union contract

- Legislative Program that represents your interests in the halls of Congress

*  The AMERICAN POSTAL WORKER magazine and the "BOSTONIAN", which reports on issues affecting you and your job.

*  With union membership, you may choose to participate in a wide variety of benefits available to members only, including:

   'Union Plus' Benefits [Savings guide]

   APWU  Health  Plan - which provides comprehensive coverage at a reasonable cost

   Hallbeck Scholarship Fund

   VOLUNTARY BENEFITS PLAN (which include)

          Auto Insurance

          Financial Solutions for APWU Members

         Term Life Insurance

          Supplemental Hospital Cash

          Disability Income Insurance

          Prepaid Group Legal Services

          Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

          Dental Plan

          Basic Care Hospital Plan

          Nifty Fifty Cents Plan

DENTAL PLAN AVAILABLE


As a member of the Boston Metro Area Local, you are eligible to participate in the ALTUS Dental Plan. If you decide to join, the dental plan premiums will be added to your union dues deduction.


When you enroll in the ALTUS DENTAL PLAN, you must submit:


1.) Check made out to BOSTON METRO A.P.W.U. for the

first  month’s premium.


2.) * Completed Dental Plan Enrollment Form. This must be

completed - in full - and signed, to avoid any delays.


3.) Authorization Form agreeing to have the dental premium added

to the union dues payroll deduction -- completed in full.


All these items may be obtained by calling the union office at (617)-423-1516. Enrollment Form must be received in my office by the TENTH (10th) of the month in order to be in effect on the first of the following month.


Please be sure to make checks payable to: BOSTON METRO A.P.W.U. Checks made out any differently will be returned - as will incomplete applications, and will only cause a delay in your enrollment. Altus requires the Date of Birth & Social Security # for each person being enrolled in the plan.

The one month premiums (to be sent at TIME OF ENROLLMENT) are as follows:


                  Member ........................................  $43.56
                  Member & Spouse....................... $92.22

                  Member & Child(ren)................... $92.22

                  Member, Spouse, Child(ren)..... $140.68

The following premiums for the plan will be added to your bi-weekly union dues deduction:


Member  ........................................... $20.11/Bi-weekly

Member& Spouse..........................  $42.56/Bi-weekly

Member & Child(ren).......................$42.56/Bi-weekly

Member, Spouse, Child(ren)........ .$64.93/Bi-weekly


For those members who may not know, ALTUS DENTAL is a voluntary group plan being offered to A.P.W.U. members of the Boston Metro Local. The plan will provide two oral exams per calendar year, two cleanings per calendar year, fluoride treatment for members under age 19 twice per calendar year, one bitewing series per calendar year, single x-rays as required, and sealants for children under age 16, once per permanent molar in a 3-year period, all at no charge to the member. All other procedures are explained in your Benefit Summary, which you will receive when you join.

Members may change dentists at any time. Any other changes to enrollment must be made in writing to me at the union office by filling out the STATUS CHANGE section on the ENROLLMENT FORM. If you have any questions about the plan, please call  the union office at (617)-423-2798, or call the Brokerage Agency, "Universal Benefit Plans", at (617)-859-1777. All members will receive an Enrollment Kit of I.D. cards, Benefit Summary, and Certificate of Coverage.


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                         DISCOUNT MOVIE TICKETS AVAILABLE


PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: Name, EID#, Address  
                                            CINEMA REQUESTED

[   ]  SHOWCASE   -   # of Tickets     @ $7.00    =  $

[   ]  A.M.C. Cinema - # of Tickets     @ $7.00    =  $
                                        TOTAL ENCLOSED     $                  

* Limit of ten (10) tickets per order for each cinema

* Enclose check or money order made out to:

                             BOSTON METRO APWU

* Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

* Mail to: Bob Dempsey, V.P./Treasurer

   Boston Metro Area Local, A.P.W.U.

   137 South Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111

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AFLAC CANCER AND HOSPITAL  CONFINEMENT PLANS

The APWU offers cancer and critical illness insurance coverage. These comprehensive, affordable benefits, made available through AFLAC, are being offered exclusively to APWU members and their qualifying family members.

These benefits are designed to provide a financial safety net to members should they or a covered family member suffer a serious illness. Both medical catastrophe programs will pay cash benefits directly to the enrollees, regardless of any other insurance you may have.

AFLAC CANCER PLAN OFFERS:

Cancer Screening Wellness Benefit

Hospital Confinement Benefit

First Occurance Benefit

Medical Imaging Benefit

Radiation and Chemotherapy Benefit

Experimental Treatment Benefit

Immunotherapy Benefit

Reconstructive Surgery Benefit

Lodging and Transportation Benefit

Stem Cell Transportation Benefit

Hospice, Home Health and Nursing Home Benefits

Guaranteed Renewable and 100% Portable Premium as

little as $4.41/week pre-tax

AFLAC HOSPITAL CONFINEMENT PLAN:

Pays in the event of accident or sickness

Hospital and Rehab Unit Benefits

Short Stay Benefit

Rehabilitation Unit and Ambulance Benefits

Premium as little as $3.05/week

Please contact AFLAC agent, Wendy Poole, for more information on these plans.

Cell: 617-620-2452; Office: 617-795-2050; FAX: 617-795-1713,

or email: wendy_poole@us.aflac.com