Workers of America
reminder about dues. Some of you have not paid your dues for
2023. The dues are $10 per member and $5 for associate member.
Please make our your check to CWA LOCAL 2105 RMC.
|Good afternoon CWA Local 2105 Retirees,
As a reminder, your
new officers are as
President : Michael Lushbaugh
Vice-President : Patricia Pulieri
Secretary : Vickie
Treasurer : Terry Schildt
come due in January; it is ten dollars per member and five
dollars for associate member. Please make your check out to
CWA Local 2105 RMC and mail it to our Treasurer :
Schildt, 14319 Edgemont Rd, Smithsburg, MD 21783.
meetings scheduled for the rest of the year are as follows, so
please mark your calendars:
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
We will continue to meet at the American Legion Post 42 on
Northern Avenue in Hagertown.
HCBC ALERT FOR VERIZON RETIREES
Cindy Ebner, our Health
Care Benefits Coordinator (HCBC) has retired effective
3-31-21. The new Coordinator is Tom Ballek.. Tom will be our
point of contact for issues with Medical, Dental and
Enrollment. The contact number will remain the same
(866-248-4449). The email for Tom is
Thomas.L.Ballek@verizon.com. Tom is the contact for retirees
only. Please make note of this change for your records.
I sent Tom an e-mail
yesterday to confirm that we've got the correct phone number
and e-mail and he promptly replied. He said that he is
temporarily working from home during the pandemic, as Cindy
did, so he will not be using the fax number until he goes back
to the office.
Tom said thank you and
that he appreciates everyone's patience as he is still
transitioning into the position.
"Life and Personal Events Info."
I wanted to share this and
remind people about the additional death benefit offered by
Verizon which was bargained for in 1986. Thanks to John
Shickman for sending this reminder.
Written below is
some important information and I would suggest that you print
it, put it in a safe place and make sure that someone in your
family knows about it. Also, I would recommend that you call
the benefits center and have them send you a written
confirmation. Keep in mind that this benefit will not come
automatically - a surviving spouse needs to initiate a call to
the company Benefits Center to receive the money.
the Verizon Pension plan, a death benefit is available to
members and retirees who were on the Bell Atlantic Payroll as
of August 9, 1986. This benefit is over and above the life
insurance our members currently receive from Verizon.
Verizon's basic life insurance is one year's salary at the
time of death, or what your salary was when you retired. This
benefit reduces at age 65 and goes to half of your final
salary at age 70.
The additional death benefit is a
single cash payment. Based on your salary as of August 1986,
with a maximum payable of $39,000, this amount does not reduce
with age. This benefit would go to your mandatory beneficiary.
You cannot name a beneficiary for this death benefit. The
beneficiaries for this benefit are called "mandatory
beneficiaries." lf you are married at the time of your death,
the mandatory beneficiary is your spouse as long as your
spouse is living with you at the time of your death. lf you do
not have a spouse, your mandatory beneficiaries are your
unmarried dependent children under age 23, or any age if
disabled and incapable of self-support. Your parents who are
dependent upon you for support are also eligible. lf there is
more than one mandatory beneficiary when you die, Verizon's
Bell Atlantic Claims Committee will determine how the benefit
is paid to your surviving beneficiaries.
that you call the Verizon Benefits Center at 1 855-489-2367 to
confirm that you qualify for this death benefit. The system
will ask you for the last four digits of your social security
number, your date of birth and your zip code. Be sure you ask
them to send you a letter or certificate acknowledging this
When you call the Benefits Center, ask for
"Life and Personal Events." This group is trained on how to
calculate your qualifications and will determine the benefit
and send you a confirmation. A family member has one year from
the time of death to collect this benefit.
and be well,
New HCBC for Frontier Active and Retired
TAC Coordinator and ACFC Coordinator
Toll Free 855-351-4856
SPOC for All Members
As the CWA Health Care Benefits Coordinator, Christy will be
available to assist Frontier employees and
retirees within the CWA2105 bargaining unit with questions
and/or problems regarding the Company’s health care plans,
including, but not limited to, Medical, Dental, Vision, and
Sickness Disability. Frontier CWA2105
bargaining unit members (active and retired) are encouraged to
contact Christy for assistance related to benefits, Family
Medical Leave Act, Care of Newborn Child/Gradual Return to Work,
As the CWA Training Liaison, Christy will chair the Training
Advisory Council (TAC) and facilitate the programs of the
Council. The TAC is a joint Frontier-CWA committee responsible
for developing programs in the areas of employment security
training and continuing education.
As the CWA Advisory Council on Family Care Coordinator, Christy
will chair the Advisory Council on Family Care (ACFC) and
facilitate the programs of the Council. The ACFC will be a joint
Frontier-CWA Committee focusing on family care assistance and
education for represented employees.
Medical, Dental, Vision,
Disability and Enrollment Issues
Medical, Dental, Vision,
Disability and Enrollment Issues
Mid Atlantic Retirees
Medical, Dental and
The HCBC's can handle issues from
any active or retired Mid-Atlantic CWA (NJ,
PA,DE,MD,DC,VA,WV) represented members, regardless of their home
2 West Potomac
Parkway, Williamsport, MD 21795 Phone: 301-582-2105 Fax: 301-223-7160
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