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.

Contact Us: 

16 Trotter Drive
P.O. Box 680
Medway, MA 02053-0680
Tel: 508-533-1400 
 Fax: 508-533-1425
Email: office@local4funds.org


Message Board:  

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: 

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 30, 2016

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It's a national initiative aiming to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse. Members should go through their medicine cabinets and bring their unused or expired medication to a local disposal location. To find a Take-Back location click on the link below.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

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SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED

Any Local 4 member, child, grandchild or spouse is eligible to apply for one of two scholarships offered by the Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds (MCTHTF).  Applications outlining eligibility and essay criteria can be found at: http://www.macoalthtf.org/scholarships.html or by calling the Benefit Funds Office at 508-533-1400 x116.



INTRODUCING TELEHEALTH, THE FUTURE OF TRULY CONVENIENT HEALTH CARE


The Board of Trustees of the IUOE Local 4 Health and Welfare Plan is pleased to announce that, beginning March 1, 2016, active Plan participants and dependents will have the opportunity to access real-time medical and behavioral health care via their computer, tablet, or mobile device, available 24/7/365.  

Visit www.bluecrossma.com/telehealth for more information on how Telehealth works.  

Click here to read more about this convenient new benefit.