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IBEW Local 40 NECA Plan

HRA Plan

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Exciting information about your health and welfare benefits

Effective Janary 2, 2009, your IBEW Local 40-NECA HRA Plan account will transfer to Putnam Investments (Putnam) and will be administered by WageWorks.  This transition will provide you with greater flexibility and convenience in managing your health-care reimbursement account.

Download the HRA Summary Plan Descrption.

The IBEW Local 40-NECA HRA Plan is a health-care reimbursement account, for you and your dependents, that covers qualified medical expenses such as co-payments, perscription drugs, and medical insurance premiums.  It is funded solely by employer contributions.

An account will be esablished for you in the IBEW Local 40-NECA HRA Plan as determined by your collective bargaining agreement.

Your account balance will be divided between two pools:

  • The "active" account will be available for claims reimbursement as long as you are an active participant of the Plan.
  • The "retiree" account will be available for claims reimbursement once you reach age 55, the IBEW Local 40-NECA HRA Plan's mandatory retirement age

Withdrawals for qualified medical expenses are tax free.  Claims reimbursements will be administered by WageWorks.

Claims Reimbursement

WageWorks, a leading provider of consumer-friendly, tax-advantaged spending accounts, will provide full claims administration including verification of eligible health-care expenses and payment of claims.

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Toll-Free Telephone and Internet Access

You can check your account balance, track investment prices and performance information, and learn more about the IBEW Local 40-NECA Plan anytime - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - through two convenient resources:

  • The IBEW Local 40-NECA HRA Plan's toll-free telephone number, 1-877-864-6644 (press "2" at the voice prompt)
  • The IBEW Local 40-NECA HRA Plan's Web site, www.ibenefitcenter.com (click on the "IBEW Local 40-NECA HRA Claim" tab)

A User Name and personal identification number (PIN) are required each time you log on to ibenefitcenter.com or call 1-877-864-6644.  Enter your Social Security number as your temporary User Name and the last four digits of your Social Security number as your PIN plus the word "WEB".  For your protection, the following time you log on to the Web site or call the toll-free number, you will be prompted to change your User Name and PIN.  If you've forgotten your User Name or PIN, call 1-877-864-6644 between 5:00am nd 7:00pm Pacific Time, any business day, to speak with a Mercer representative.

Account Statements

You will receive comprehensive quarterly account statements from Mercer detailing the activity in your IBEW Local 40-NECA HRA Plan.  This statement is separate from the monthly statement you will receive from WageWorks.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the new IBEW Local 40-NECA HRA Plan, please call 1-877-864-6644.