December 3, 2007—The 2008 employee health and welfare cost-sharing contribution amount under the recent national freight rail agreement will remain exactly the same as it was in 2007. At $166.25, the figure is well below the $177 projection used in the explanation sent to members during the ratification process. “The fact that there will be
Category Archives: Member Benefits
November 2007—Responding to the urgent need for mortgage education and advice in a turbulent market, Union Plus has launched a homeowner education program that includes a Save My Home hotline to help union members facing mortgage payment problems. Read more.
October 2007—UnitedHealthcare has introduced a new one-stop information shop at its Railroad Information Depot website. Information and downloadable forms are there for all rail members (except those at Amtrak) regardless of their medical carrier. Information ranges from dependent eligibility, to Medicare and retirement, to important UHC phone numbers and facts about coverage under GA-46000 (rail workers’
Effective July 1, 2007, LabCorp will no longer be a network provider of laboratory services for Aetna. This applies to all whose health care benefits are administered by Aetna, either under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan (Group Policy GA-23000) or AmPlan. Quest Diagnostics, Aetna’s national preferred provider of laboratory services, will continue
UnitedHealthcare has announced that effective this January 1 (January 31 for the State of Washington), Quest Diagnostics will no longer be a network provider of laboratory services. This will apply to all participants whose health care benefits are administered by UnitedHealthcare, whether under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan (Group Policy GA-23000) or
TCU members working on railroads have a variety of benefits, won through negotiation or legislation. The employer bears the major portion of the cost of these and other fringe benefits. Among these are: The Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan — Provides health insurance for the member and eligible family members. Also provides life insurance
International Vice President Russ Oathout oversees the Social Services Department which assists members with questions or problems concerning retirement, unemployment or sickness benefits, health and welfare coverage, or Medicare for railworkers. If TCU staff cannot answer or resolve the specific concern, the staff will put you in touch with the right person to help you. Each