Brothers & Sisters,
In June and again in August, you received a Vital Enrollment Form to be filled out and returned to the benefit office. The fund is required by reporting agencies, such as the Department of Labor and the IRS, to ensure all vital information is up to date. Incorrect or outdated information can impact the funds ability to report correct information and to accurately pay benefits, in addition to being subject to fines imposed by the DOL and the IRS. Due to the lack of response from a significant amount of our members, the Trustees have extended the due date to return the completed vital form from September 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The Trustees make every effort to comply with all laws and regulations and to maintain updated and accurate information. However, the Board recognizes that providing coverage for the members and their dependents during this unprecedented time is equally important. If you are one of the members that have not returned the vital form, you will be receiving another one by the end of October. Please complete and return it to the benefit office as soon as possible.