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Local 278 Disability

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IBEW Local 278 Paycheck Protection

Continue getting paid if you’re unable to work due to illness, injury, or death!

Plan Information Overview

– Short-Term Disability (STD) pays for up to 24 Weeks
– Long-Term Disability (LTD) pays for up to 2 or 5 years
– Life Insurance w/ AD&D for Member, Spouse, and/or Child(ren)

Benefits & Costs  Enroll Now

No medical tests, questions, or underwriting to enroll; no active working member of IBEW Local 278 can be denied coverage!

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Enrollment Ends 9/15/2021
Coverage Begins 10/1/2021

Are Your Current Benefits Enough?

Short-Term Disability (STD)

The current Local 278 Health Plan provides our members with $350 per week (less taxes) for 26 weeks total. Is that enough for your household? This only covers approximately 35% of what the average Local 278 Member brings home for a 40 hour work week and leaves you with a big income gap/deficit!

*Apprentices and Members enrolled in the Sub Health Plan have no income replacement protection if they can’t work due to illness or injury

Long-Term Disability (LTD)

Local 278 Members currently receive $0 in long term disability benefits after the Local 278 Health Plan (short-term disability) ends. This puts 100% of your income at risk!

Life Insurance

The current Local 278 Death Benefit Fund may pay enough to cover burial expenses (if you’re participating & it would be taxed).

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disability FAQ

It is important to understand that these Life and Disability benefits DO cover COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the event that you contract the virus and cannot work (to include being quarantined after being diagnosed with COVID-19) or pass away as a result of the virus.

Furthermore, if you experience a work stoppage due to COVID-19 and are not actively working on the effective date of coverage; you can still enroll, be covered on the effective date of coverage and continue being covered while out of work through July 31st, 2020 as long as premiums are paid.

The below list provides the main parameters a member’s claim must meet in order to be eligible to file a claim for the Coronavirus. However, there may be other factors that would impact a Coronavirus claim.

  • Only cases of the Coronavirus that are medically diagnosed and documented by a medical professional would constitute as eligible for benefits
  • Members who are quarantined due to testing positive for Coronavirus would be eligible for benefits
  • Members who are quarantined as a preventative measure and do not have an official Coronavirus diagnosis by a medical professional would not be eligible for benefits, including, but not limited to;
    • Jobsite shutdowns for preventative measures
    • Furloughs, layoffs, etc.
    • Care for a loved one who has been diagnosed or exposed
  • The normal waiting period still applies, so the member needs to be held out of work by a medical professional for longer than their waiting period in order to be eligible

Members enrolling for coverage now, but who do not yet have effective coverage, would not have an eligible Coronavirus claim if:

  • The member enrolls now for a future coverage effective date and already has a medically diagnosed case of Coronavirus or has seen their doctor for signs/symptoms of the Coronavirus
  • The member’s coverage is not effective and in force prior to seeing a medical professional or being diagnosed

Please call us at 224-770-5305 for more information.