Health and Welfare Plan

Health & Welfare Summary Plan Information

Type of Plan: This is a health & welfare plan as defined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”) and is designed to provide health care benefits such as hospitalization, medical, surgical, prescriptions, dental, optical, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment benefits.

Type of Administration: The plan is administered by a joint Labor/Management Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the plan Administrator and establish the rules and regulations of the plan and is otherwise responsible for the operation of the plan. The Board of Trustees shall have the discretion and exclusive right to construe the term of the plan provision and to determine all questions, whether legal or factual, of the nature, amount, and duration of benefits. The decision of the Board of Trustees regarding the terms of the plan shall be considered as final and binding.

Source of Contribution: The fund was established pursuant to collective bargaining agreements between Employers and the Union and has been maintained through succeeding agreements under which Employer contributions to the fund are required. You may request in writing a list of the participating Employers and employee organization sponsoring the Plan from the Plan Administrator.

Benefit and Rules Changes: It is intended that the plan be maintained indefinitely. However, the Board of Trustees of the Local 2179 UAW Health & Welfare Fund reserves the right to amend or terminate the plan in whole aor in part at any time without prior notice. This right to amend includes the right to curtail or eliminate coverage for any treatment, procedure or service, regardless you are receiving such treatment for an illness or injury contracted before the effective date of the amendment. Active Participants, Pensioners, and their dependents, could be affected by future plan changer or termination of the plan.