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Local 716 will again offer Code update classes. These classes are free for IBEW members. The classes will be scheduled as follows;
All classes will start promptly at 8:00 am and conclude at noon, you must attend all 4 hours to get the required credit. Although there is no charge for the class we ask that you please make a generous donation to Local 716′s ill and injured fund. Proof of membership must be provided. This is a complete list, no other classes will be offered by 716 in 2015.
I.B.E.W. Local 66
The vote to establish the 4-10 hour shift for the alternate shifts at CenterPoint Energy has passed. The vote was 55% for and 45% against. Thank you for your vote and expect these shifts to be started soon.
2014 NEC CODE UPDATE CLASS SCHEDULE
MAY 17TH (LAST CLASS)
CLASSES ARE AT LOCAL 716 UNION HALL.
CLASS TIMES ARE 8 AM TO APROX. 12 PM.
CLASSES ARE FREE BUT DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED.
MUST HAVE UNION CARD OR DUES RECIEPT AT SIGN IN.
The Union has offered and made itself available to meet and negotiate with the Company on 24 dates in the first quarter of the new year. The Company has responded by stating that they are only willing to meet on ten days in the first three months of the new year. The Union is ready and prepared to meet and get the employees of TNMP an Agreement, obviously the Company has a different time schedule than we do. We will continue to press on, we are making some head way and intend to continue to negotiate in the employees best interest.
Please have a safe holiday season.
is good news for those of you who want to utilize a health care flexible
spending account (HCFSA) in order to pay out of pocket medical, dental and
vision care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Effective January 1, 2014, Aetna’s Streamline feature will include the new NECA/IBEW Family
Medical Care Plan.
is how Streamline works: Your
medical, dental, vision and pharmacy claims administrators report your out-of-pocket
expenses directly to Aetna. Aetna automatically processes the information as a
claim and reimburses you from your Aetna HCFSA. You can choose whether you want
your reimbursement direct deposited in your bank account or if you want to
receive a check.
does this mean for you? You will have no
claim forms to fill out, no EOBs or receipts to collect and submit, no concerns
about forgetting to file an expense.
following claims administrators have partnered with Aetna to offer Streamline:
NECA/IBEW Family Medical Care Plan (BCBS of
Service Plan (VSP)
take advantage of this easy way to stretch your benefit dollars, you may
contribute up to $2,500 into a HCFSA during
CenterPoint Energy’s annual enrollment, beginning November 22. If you are new to an HCFSA, to participate
in Streamline, visit your secure
Aetna Navigator™ website at www.aetna.com.
Select “Claims and Balances”, then “Related
Features” and then “Streamline Claims”.
Important: Do not choose Streamline
- You are
paying orthodontia expenses on a contract schedule rather than a per-visit
basis. These claims cannot be processed automatically.
- You are
also enrolled in your spouse’s plan and benefits are coordinated
remember, your contributions to a HCFSA are on a use it or lose it basis, so
carefully consider your expected out of pocket expenses. If you have any questions, please call Aetna’s
Flexible Spending Account Service Center
You can get more information on the IBEW Medical plan by going to; www.nebf.com/fmcp then click on plan documents then click on summary plan 16.
Annual enrollment for employees represented by IBEW Local 66 will take place November 22 – December 4, 2013. You must enroll during this time frame, you will enroll for all benefits including Buy/Sell vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, and all types of life insurance. Please print you confirmation page at the end of your enrollment and keep in a safe place. Your confirmation page is very important in the event something goes wrong with the computer system. Remember these dates, they are exclusive to the Bargaining Unit, if you miss the window you may defalt to something you do not want.
The CenterPoint Energy contract was ratified by a vote of 70% for and 30% against.