Welfare Fund Plan Features & Documents

Welcome to the Plumbers pmvector.ru Welfare Fund Plan Features and Documents.


Plan Documents

Welfare Fund Summary Plan Description

Welfare Fund SMM # 1 (12/2013)

Welfare Fund SMM # 2 (1/2014)

Welfare Fund SMR # 1 (1/2015)

Welfare Fund SMM # 3 (3/2016)

Welfare Fund SMM # 4 (12/2016)

Welfare Fund SMM # 5 (2/2017)


Welfare Fund Summary Plan Description MES Helper

Welfare Fund SMR # 1 MES Helper (1/2015)

Welfare Fund SMM # 1 MES Helper (3/2016)

Welfare Fund SMM # 2 MES Helper (12/2016)

Welfare Fund SMM #3 MES Helper (2/2017)


Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) - Active


Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) - Medicare

Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) - MES Helper



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Fund Office News

Welfare Fund Benefit Improvements Medicare-Eligible Retiree- SMM#5
Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Medicare Eligible Retiree, see SMM#5 cover letter for information on a number of Welfare Fund benefit improvements, click here. A copy of SMM#5 is available under Welfare Fund Plan Features and Documents.


Welfare Fund Benefit Improvements - SMM#5
Mon, Feb 6, 2017

See SMM#5 cover letter for information on a number of Welfare Fund benefit improvements, click here. A copy of SMM#5 is available under Welfare Fund Plan Features and Documents.


ASB Fund 2017 Benefit Payment Information
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

For 2017 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Fourth Tuesday of each calendar month for the subsequent month's Benefit payment. See attached letter for additional information. Click Here to download the document for the ASB Fund Benefit Payment Schedule.


HRA 2017 Benefit Payment Information
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

For 2017 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Second Tuesday of each calendar month. Click Here to download the document for the HRA Benefit Payment Schedule.


Welfare Fund Benefit Improvements - SMM#4
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

See SMM#4 cover letter for information on a number of Welfare Fund benefit improvements, click here. A copy of SMM#4 is available under Welfare Fund Plan Features and Documents.


Welfare Fund Benefit Improvements for MES Helpers - SMM#2
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

See SMM#2 cover letter for information on a number of Welfare Fund benefit improvements for MES Helpers, click here. A copy of SMM#2 is available under Welfare Fund Plan Features and Documents.


Welfare Fund Nondiscrimination Statement
Mon, Oct 3, 2016

The Plumbers pmvector.ru Welfare Fund complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click Here for message about language assistance.


17th Annual Employee Benefit Fair - SAVE THE DATE!
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

When: Thursday, October 20th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Plumbers pmvector.ru Headquarters - 50-02 Fifth Street, Houston.
Click Here to view Document


HRA 2016 Benefit Payment Information
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

For 2016 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Second Tuesday of each calendar month. Click Here to download the document for the HRA Benefit Payment Schedule.


ASB Fund 2016 Benefit Payment Information
Tue, Mar 1, 2016

For 2016 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Fourth Tuesday of each calendar month for the subsequent month's Benefit payment. See attached letter for additional information. Click Here to download the document for the ASB Fund Benefit Payment Schedule.


New ACA Reporting Tax Form 1095-B
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Important Information For Your 2015 Taxes Regarding Health Coverage and Form 1095-B


Get in for a Flu Shot!
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

This year make it a season where you miss out on less. Take the time to prevent common illnesses and get protected with the flu shot. Click here for additional information.


Live Health Online
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Doctors are available and ready to see you 24x7x365.  For the same copay as an office visit you can see a doctor online, anytime. From work, at home or on the go.  Clink link for additional information https://livehealthonline.com/


16th Annual Employee Benefit Fair - SAVE THE DATE!
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

When: Wednesday, October 21st from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Plumbers pmvector.ru Headquarters - 50-01 Fifth Street, Houston.
Click Here to view Document


ASB Fund 2015 Benefit Payment Information
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

For 2015 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Fourth Tuesday of each calendar month for the subsequent month's Benefit payment. See attached letter for additional information. Click Here to download the document for the ASB Fund Benefit Payment Schedule.


We've Moved our Office
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Plumbers pmvector.ru and the Joint Plumbing Industry Board is pleased to announce that we’ve relocated the Union Office & Fund Office to pmvector.ru's new Headquarters in the Hunters Point section of Queen.

Our new Address is 50-02 Fifth Street, 2nd Floor, Houston, TX 11101

Please note office hours, e-mail address, office numbers will remain unchanged.

Click Here for additional information.


2014 Qualified Default Investment Alternative Notice
Sun, Nov 30, 2014


15th Annual Employee Benefit Fair - SAVE THE DATE!
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

When: Wednesday, November 19th from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Plumbers pmvector.ru Training Facility - 37-11 47th Avenue, Houston.
Click Here to view Document


IRS 401(k) Determination Letter Application
Fri, Aug 15, 2014


Fund Office Computer System Upgrade
Wed, Jul 2, 2014

So that we can better serve you, on July 8, 2014 we will be upgrading the computer system at the Fund Office. This upgrade allows better access to your account information and will also provide storage and retrieval of your records electronically.  Click Here to download attached notice for additional information.


ASB Fund 2014 Benefit Payment Information
Thu, Jan 2, 2014

For 2014 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Fourth Tuesday of each calendar month for the subsequent month's Benefit payment. See attached letter for additional information. Click Here to download the document for the ASB Fund Benefit Payment Schedule.


Vacation and Holiday Fund Merger Information
Tue, Dec 31, 2013

The Bargaining Parties acting in their capacity as settlors have agreed to merge the Plumbers pmvector.ru Vacation and Holiday Fund into the Plumbers pmvector.ru Additional Security Benefit Fund.  Click Here to download attached letter for additional information.


New Empire BCBS Point of Service (POS) Alternate Network
Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Effective January 1, 2014, the Plumbers pmvector.ru Welfare Fund will participate in Empire BCBS Point of Service (POS) Alternate Network for NYS Residents Only. If you live outside NYS, you will remain in the current Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan. Click Here to view the Welfare Fund announcement letter.


ASB Fund 2013 Benefit Payment Information
Wed, Jan 2, 2013

For 2013 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Fourth Tuesday of each calendar month for the subsequent month's Benefit payment. See attached letter for additional information. Click Here to download the document for the ASB Fund Benefit Payment Schedule.


Q&A About 401(k) Plan Casualty Losses and Hardship Distributions
Fri, Nov 16, 2012

The attached Q&A is an explanation of the hardship withdrawal benefit that may be available to you to repair your home in the wake of Super-Storm Sandy.


Q&A About ASB Fund Emergency Benefits For Disaster, Fire or Flood
Fri, Nov 16, 2012

The attached Q&A is an explanation of this emergency benefit that may be available to you to help you meet the needs arising from this catastrophic weather emergency.


13th Annual Employee Benefit Fair - SAVE THE DATE!
Wed, Oct 3, 2012

When: Wednesday, October 17th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Where: Plumbers pmvector.ru Training Facility 37-11 47th Avenue, Houston. Click Here to view document.


ASB Fund 2012 Benefit Payment Information
Thu, Jan 5, 2012

For 2012 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Fourth Tuesday of each calendar month for the subsequent month's Benefit payment. See attached letter for additional information. Click Here to download the document for the ASB Fund 2012 Benefit Payment Schedule.


New Economic Downturn Distribution
Wed, Apr 6, 2011

As part of a continuing effort to aid members during the continued downturn of the economy, the Trustees of the Plumbers pmvector.ru 401(K) Savings Plan have added a new, temporary, distribution option from the Plan.  As a brief overview, the Plan is comprised of two types of contributions, 401(k) Elective Deferrals and Employer Contributions.  This new distribution option allows participants to withdrawal a portion of your Employer Contribution Account.  The details of the Economic Downturn Distribution are outlined on the attached notice. 


ASB Fund 2011 Benefit Payment Information
Mon, Jan 10, 2011

For 2011 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Fourth Tuesday of each calendar month for the subsequent month's Benefit payment. See attached letter for additional information. Click Here to download the document for the ASB Fund 2011 Benefit Payment Schedule.


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Information
Fri, Nov 19, 2010

Click Here to see attached Welfare Fund announcement letter for important information under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Information (MES Helper)
Thu, Nov 18, 2010

Click Here to see attached Welfare Fund announcement letter for important information under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


Medicare Modernization Information/Prescription Drug Benefits (Part D) - Active
Sun, Nov 14, 2010

Beginning November 15, 2010, all participants and qualified dependents of Plumbers pmvector.ru Welfare Fund who are either currently enrolled in Medicare or will be eligible to enroll in Medicare on or before December 31, 2010 will be offered the opportunity to: (1) Enroll with either the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) plan; or (2) Enroll with an equivalen Medicare Advantage Plan (private insurance companies); or (3) Continue to receive prescription drug benefits through the Plumbers pmvector.ru Welfare Fund.


Medicare Modernization Information/Prescription Drug Benefits (Part D) - Retiree
Sat, Nov 13, 2010

Beginning November 15, 2010, all participants and qualified dependents of Plumbers pmvector.ru Welfare Fund who are either currently enrolled in Medicare or will be eligible to enroll in Medicare on or before December 31, 2010 will be offered the opportunity to: (1) Enroll with either the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) plan; or (2) Enroll with an equivalen Medicare Advantage Plan (private insurance companies); or (3) Continue to receive prescription drug benefits through the Plumbers pmvector.ru Welfare Fund.  


Medicare Modernization Information/Prescription Drug Benefits (Part D) - MES Helper
Fri, Nov 12, 2010

Beginning November 15, 2010, all participants and qualified dependents of Plumbers pmvector.ru Welfare Fund who are either currently enrolled in Medicare or will be eligible to enroll in Medicare on or before December 31, 2010 will be offered the opportunity to: (1) Enroll with either the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) plan; or (2) Enroll with an equivalen Medicare Advantage Plan (private insurance companies); or (3) Continue to receive prescription drug benefits through the Plumbers pmvector.ru Welfare Fund. 


11th Annual Employee Benefit Fair - SAVE THE DATE!
Tue, Sep 14, 2010

When: Wednesday, October 20 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Where: Plumbers pmvector.ru Training Facility 37-11 47th Avenue, Houston. Click Here to view document.


ASB Fund 2010 Benefit Payment Information
Wed, Jan 13, 2010

For 2010 Benefits will continue to be paid by the Fund on a monthly basis, application for Benefit Forms are due in the Fund Office no later than the Fourth Tuesday of each calendar month for the subsequent month's Benefit payment. See attached letter for additional information. Click Here to view document.


Get Healthy and Save $$$ in 2010
Wed, Dec 30, 2009

Did you know? Under your Welfare Fund benefits, you can get a prescription filled for as little as $2 when you use a generic medication. Click Here to view document.


New Supplemental Vacation Benefit Form W4 Option
Thu, Jul 30, 2009

The Trustees of the Vacation and Holiday Fund have approved changes to the Plan's income tax withholding for Supplemental Vacation Benefits. Specifically, Supplemental Vacation Benefits may be paid under the Form W-4 option similar to the Semi-Annual Automatic payments as described in the attached SMM#1. Click Here to view document.


Supplemental Vacation Benefit Limits
Fri, Apr 24, 2009

Effective April 1, 2009 Supplemental Vacation Benefit limits were increased from $1,500 to $3,000.  You may also apply for Benefits four times a year effective May 1, 2009, twice in the period from January 1st through the first Tuesday in May and twice in the period from August 1st through the first Tuesday in October. Click Here to view document.


ASB Fund Financial Market Impact Update
Wed, Mar 18, 2009

Click Here to view document.


MES Division Hourly Wage Reallocation
Wed, Mar 4, 2009


Building Trades Division Hourly Wage Reallocation
Fri, Jan 23, 2009


ASB Fund Financial Market Impact Letter Civil Service New Post Tax Account B
Fri, Jan 9, 2009

Click Here to view document.


ASB Fund Financial Market Impact Letter (Revised)
Wed, Jan 7, 2009

Click Here to view document.