Plumbing and Steamfitting the Hudson Valley

Welfare Fund

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The Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21 Health and Welfare Fund provides Health and Welfare benefits for Active and Retired participants and their eligible dependents including medical, prescription drug, employee assistance, life and AD&D insurance, health reimbursement account and vision benefits. 

The Welfare Fund is administered by the Fund Office in partnership with several other organizations.  If you have questions about your benefits, please refer to you Summary Plan Description.  Also, below is a quick reference for who to contact.  Click on the links below for detailed information about your benefits as an Active member or Retired member of the Local 21 Welfare Fund.

Active Plan Information
Retiree Plan Information
Notifications & Disclosures

For questions or more information about...

Enrollment and Eligibility
Contact the Fund Office at 914-737-7220.  Dial extension 120 if you are an active or pre-Medicare retired participant.  Dial extension 121 if you are a Medicare-eligible retired participant.

Hospital and Medical Benefits
Contact Empire BlueCross BlueShield at 844-243-5566, or TDD for hearing impaired at 800-682-8786.  You may also visit

Prescription Drug Benefits
Contact OptumRx at 866-863-1408 or visit

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Contact the Fund Office at 914-737-7220 or the insurer, Mutual of Omaha, at 800-775-8805.

Vision Benefits
Contact the Fund Office at 914-737-7220 extension 121

Employee Assistance Benefits
Contact Lower Hudson Valley EAP directly at 914-245-6300 or 800-EAP-2799.  You may also visit

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Contact the Fund Office at 914-737-7220 extension 121.