Building a Better Benefits Plan

Gina M. Alongi, Adminstrator

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 Benefit Funds Office proudly serves the men and women of Local 4 and their families. We know how hard you work, and we value the skill and dedication you bring to your craft. You deserve the very best health care and retirement, and my staff and I come to work every day with the goal of exceeding your expectations.

In my nearly 20 years as the Funds' Administrator, the steady leadership of our Trustees and the contribution income generated by your labor have combined to allow the Funds to build a foundation under your feet that grows stronger each year. 

The Health and Welfare Plan has been able to enhance benefits over time, such as lowering the number of hours required for eligibility, lowering copays and deductibles, and providing a greater platform of benefits for our participants. 

The Pension Plan's funded percentage has remained 80 percent or greater - the federal government's "green," or safest, zone - every year since such monitoring was enacted in 2006. Further, in the last 20 years, the Pension Plan Trustees have nearly tripled the accrual rate per pension credit, with further increases scheduled in 2015 and 2016. 

The Annuity and Savings Plan provides Local 4 members with the opportunity to supplement their pensions in retirement through both employer and employee contributions. 

We want you to have the peace of mind you need to do your important job: to construct our skyline, our infrastructure, and our community's hospitals and schools. We'll focus on building and administering your plan of benefits, and on being there to help keep you and your family healthly and financially sound. We have your back.

If you ever need anything from us, please call or email the Funds' Office. We stand ready and willing to help.

Message Board:  

Wage Schedules Effective: June 1, 2016 now posted.

Working dues for payroll hours resulting from the new Massachusetts Sick Leave Law are to be paid at the usual rate of 1.75% of the total wage and benefit package.

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New Information: 

Congratulations to the IUOE Local 4 Annuity & Savings Plan for recently winning the 2nd Place Retirement Readiness Signature Award from the Plan Sponsor Council of America (“PSCA”).  A PSCA Signature Award recognizes excellence in retirement plan communications.  The award recognized the Plan’s recent Work Hard-Play Hard Healthy Retirement Planning Seminars held at Gillette Stadium in October, 2015 with MassMutual.  The Plan’s save-the-date and invitation for the event resulted in its largest turnout to date for a Retirement Planning Seminar.  Attendees took advantage of retirement planning seminars, one-on-one meetings with retirement planning educators, and the concurrent health fair sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield, which included flu shots, health screenings, and massages.  Attendees also were able to tour Gillette Stadium and meet former Patriots player Troy Brown.

Now Posted! 

HealthLine - June 2016


Contact Us: 

16 Trotter Drive

P.O. Box 680

Medway, MA 02053-0680

Tel: 508-533-1400

Fax: 508-533-1425