Roofers Local #33 Benefits News & Reminders

Periodically, we will email you information and reminders regarding your health, pension and annuity plans as an additional way to keep you informed of your benefits. As always, if you have any questions or need further information please contact us at 781-341-1657.   Thrift Fund As you may be aware, Empower Retirement has acquired the MassMutual retirement…

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BCBSMA will support components of the Transparency in Coverage Rule (TCR)

Effective July 1, BCBSMA will support components of the Transparency in Coverage Rule (TCR) which requires the disclosure of in-network provider negotiated rates and historical out-of-network allowed amounts through machine-readable files (MRFs) on a publicly available website by July 1, 2022.    BCBSMA developed the solution for machine-readable files based on the implementation guidelines that…

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SUMMARY OF MATERIAL MODIFICATIONS

This Summary of Material Modifications describes important changes to the Summary Plan Description (“SPD”) of the Roofers’ Local No. 33 Insurance Fund(“the Fund”), as restated and amended through November 1, 2015. Please place this document in your SPD for handy reference and safekeeping. If you do not have a Summary Plan Description, you may obtain…

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Pension Plan Summary of Material Modifications

The Trustees of the Pension Plan are pleased to announce that they have approved an increase in the Plan’s Pension Accrual Rate, also known as the “multiplier,” for each Pension Credit earned on and after October 1, 2021, to two-hundred dollars ($200). Click here for more information

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Mass Coalition of Taft Harley Funds Scholarship Opportunities

Colleen Sullivan and Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship Guidelines and Applications are now available. Forms can be accessed via the website www.macoalthtf.org or via drop box –    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x87jbling6zo7w8/AAAS8q3GgcJjZhIU6NGUz-PWa?dl=0   All applications, essays and transcripts must be received via e-mail or postmarked by March 7, 2022. Applicants may only apply for one or two of the…

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At Home Covid Test Kits

IMPORTANT UPDATE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY   As of January 15, 2022, Roofers Local 33 Insurance Fund & BCBS of MA will cover up to eight self-administered at-home tests per eligible commercial member per month for personal, diagnostic use, without cost-share and without any need for prior clinical assessment. The coverage is not retroactive and will…

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2020 1095B Forms for Insurance Coverage

Beginning in the 2019 tax year, the federal penalty for failing to enroll in health insurance was discontinued. Accordingly, individual tax payors no longer have to report or certify on their federal returns whether they had health insurance during the tax year and do not need this form. Because of this change we no longer…

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2019 1095B Forms for Insurance Coverage

Beginning in the 2019 tax year, the federal penalty for failing to enroll in health insurance was discontinued. Accordingly, individual tax payors no longer have to report or certify on their federal returns whether they had health insurance during the tax year and do not need this form.   Because of this change we no…

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2020 Scholarships Available

We are pleased to announce the following scholarships are available to the member, child, grandchild or spouse of a Local 33 union member or employees of its affiliated Taft-Hartley Trust Fund; whose local union and its affiliated Taft-Hartley Trust Funds are dues paying members of the Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds (MCTHTF); and who…

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