Plumbing and Steamfitting the Hudson Valley

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The Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21 Benefits Office was created to manage the benefits for our members and their families. The  Benefit Funds are composed of several separate retirement, health and education funds each funded by hourly contributions pursuant to the Local 21 Collective Bargaining Agreements.  For each Fund, a jointly sponsored Board of Trustees consisting of an equal number of Union and Employer Trustees serve to provide vision, oversight and governance in order to ensure continuity, financial well-being and sustainability of the Funds into the future.  Eligible Local 21 members and their dependents are covered by these benefits.  The five separate Funds are:

Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21 Welfare Fund;
Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21 Annuity Fund;
Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21 Pension Fund; and
Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21 Education Fund.

Several years ago, the Welfare Fund began sending out tax forms to report Active and Early Retiree member and dependent enrollment in the Anthem (Empire) BCBS health plan.  This tax form, called the 1095-B, assisted the IRS in enforcing the mandate that everyone have adequate health insurance.

Effective January 1, 2019, Congress reduced the tax penalty to zero, so individuals will not be penalized for not having health insurance.  Because there is no longer a penalty, the IRS has indicated that the Welfare Fund must only provide these forms to individuals that request them.  

This means that the Welfare Fund will NOT automatically distribute the 1095-B tax forms this year.  In complying with recent IRS regulations, members that need (or would like) the 1095-B tax form may request them by calling the Fund Office at 914-737-7220 ext. 120.  You may also submit a request by e-mailing Amir Wirr at, or sending a written request to Local 21 Welfare Fund, 1024 McKinley St, Peekskill, NY 10566.


Summer 2019

Important contact information:
Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21 Benefit Funds
1024 McKinley Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Phone: 914-737-7220
General Fax: 914-737-7299
Health/Welfare Fax: 914-737-7283

Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday (Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Please direct your calls and inquiries to the appropriate area of responsibility:
Fund Administrator
Amir Wirr, ext. 128
Employer Contributions & US Alliance
Dana Waldron, ext. 125

Pension and Education Funds
Christine Egan, ext. 126

Annuity Fund and Vision Benefits
Linda Catucci, ext. 121

Health & Welfare Fund
Kathy Patrone, ext. 120 (Active and Early Retiree Plans)

Linda Catucci, ext. 121 (HRA, Medicare Retiree Plans)
If you are a traveling union member, please complete the Travelers Enrollment Form and submit it to the Benefits Office as soon as you are able.
 Work cards are available here.