Health & Welfare

NEW MOBILE APP FOR THE WELFARE FUND
Automatic Sprinkler Local 281, U.A. Welfare Fund is partnering with Viveka Health to bring a Mobile App to the Participants of the Fund. With the Viveka Health App, you will have instant access to your eligibility, medical information, and a whole lot more:

Get started! It’s Simple.  Scan the QR code below

Health and Welfare History

Automatic Sprinkler Local 281, U.A. Welfare Fund was established November 12, 1952.

The original agreement and Declaration of Trust entered into on the 12th day of November 1952 by and between National Automatic Sprinkler and Fire Control Association of New York and Chicago Journeymen Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local Union 281 of the United Association, was established to provide health insurance for “eligible employees” under the Jurisdiction of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


L.U. 281 Trustees
Bryan LaRoche - Chairman
Neal McLaughlin - Trustee
Employer Trustees
Fred Barall - Secretary
Alex Sui - Trustee

Staff
Tim Morrin - Welfare Fund Administrator
Kelly Jo Lavko - Assistant Fund Administrator
Katie Hummer - Claims Manager
Mary Mitchell - Fund Representative
Erica Veugeler - Fund Representative

The term “eligible employee” shall include:

  1. All employees and dependents of employers
  2. Retired employees
  3. Union employees.
At the time of the original agreement, there were 350 members, and the funding mechanism was 7-1/2 cents per hour for each man- hour of work.

To say we have come “a long way” would be an understatement. The current membership has grown to over 1422 members and the contribution rate is $14.20 per man- hours worked.

“The Fund” is totally self- insured and administered from our office at 11900 S. Laramie, Alsip, IL. “The Fund” includes medical, prescription, dental and eye care.

Fund Office inquiries (708) 597-1832
Fund Office fax number (708) 371-7562

Benefits News

New Mobile App for the Welfare Fund - (7/14/2022)

Automatic Sprinkler Local 281, U.A. Welfare Fund is partnering with Viveka Health to bring a Mobile App to the Participants of the Fund. With the Viveka Health App, you will have instant access to your eligibility, medical information, and a whole lot more:

  • Digital ID Cards that can be sent directly to your physician 
  • Rx History
  • Medical History
  • Search for Providers
  • Medical Claims   
  • Get Notifications
  • Work History

Get started! It’s Simple.  


1. Download the Viveka Health app via the QR code or in the App Store /Google Play Store.

2. Within the app select Sign Up, enter your information, and tap Register.

* Please note: the work hours data contained within the mobile app is for 1999 and beyond, when the Welfare Plan was converted from paper to digital. 

Viveka Health will text or email you an invite to join the app, if you have your cell or email on file with the Fund.  This app is available to active members and early retirees, their spouses and adult eligible dependents.

 


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