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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
Transparency in Coverage Rules: Machine Readable Files
The Consolidated Appropriations Act’s Transparency in Coverage Rules require group health plans to disclose on a public website information regarding in-network provider rates and historical out-of-network allowed amounts and billed charges for covered items and services in two separate machine-readable files (MRFs). These files are updated monthly. The MRFs for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Welfare Fund Active and Pre-Medicare Retiree Health Plans are linked here. The link directs you to a search, where you must enter the Fund's EIN number. The Fund's EIN number is: 13-4017983.
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 www.empireblue.com.
Prescription Drug Benefits
Contact OptumRx at 866-863-1408 or visit www.optumrx.com.
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.
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 www.lowerhudsonvalleyeap.com.
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Contact the Fund Office at 914-737-7220 extension 121.
EMPIRE/ANTHEM ENROLLEES: To access your Empire card of view your explanation of benefits, please click here
. From this same link, you are also able to access the price comparison tool. Please log into your account and click "FIND CARE/COST".