Is retiree health and welfare coverage automatic?

No. Retiree Health & Welfare eligibility is based upon employment for employers who made contributions to the Health & Welfare Fund on behalf of an Active participant. Refer to Retiree Eligibility for the complete rules.

Retirees must pay a fee for coverage. The fees are set by the Trustees of the Health & Welfare Fund and are subject to change from time to time.

If, as an Active employee, you worked at the trade for a non-contributing employer, you will have incurred a Separation from Employment and may not qualify for Retiree Health & Welfare coverage.

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