Extension of Welfare Eligibility
Friday, June 12, 2020

This benefit is available during periods for which the Union certifies there is unemployment in the jurisdiction of Local 1. If your eligibility terminates under the rules of this Plan because of unemployment and receive a COBRA Notice, you may apply for an Unemployment Extension within one year from the date your eligibility would otherwise terminate. Generally, under the Unemployment Extension, you may continue to be eligible under this Plan for up to six (6) months of coverage at no cost from the date your eligibility would otherwise terminate, plus an additional six (6) months of coverage at a monthly rate to be determined by the Trustees annually.

However, the total extension cannot exceed 50% of the length of the period during which you were eligible for benefits from this Plan, measured immediately preceding the date of unemployment. If you reject COBRA and elect the Unemployment Extension, an additional 18-month extension is available once the Unemployment Extension of up to 12 months is exhausted. The cost for the additional 18-month extension will be at a monthly rate to be determined by the Trustees annually.  If you elect COBRA Continuation of Coverage, you are not eligible for the Unemployment Extension.

UNEMPLOYMENT CONTINUATION OF COVERAGE MONTHLY PREMIUMS – Effective January 1, 2020

Coverage Type

Individual

Family

First 6 months (Month 1 to Month 6)

$0 per month

$0 per month

Following 6 months (Month 7 to Month 12) _

$210 per month

$564 per month

Additional 18 months (Month 13 to Month 30)

$839 per month

$2,254 per month