HEALTH & WELFARE. 16:1 The parties signatory hereto shall enter into a Health and Welfare Plan for which there is a Trust Agreement, known as the Line Construction Benefit Fund, for the purpose of providing insurance benefits for eligible employees and/or their dependents. Effective the first of the month following the signature date of this Agreement, the Employer shall pay to the Line Construction Benefit Fund the sum of $6.50 for each hour worked. Hours worked shall be deemed to include straight-time hours worked, overtime hours worked, and report time not worked. Remittance shall be forwarded to the place designated by the parties hereto on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of each month for each hour worked in weekly payroll periods ending during the preceding month, together with a monthly payroll report on a form to be furnished to the Employer. It is understood and intended by the parties to this Agreement that the purpose of this clause is to establish an Employer financed Health and Welfare Trust and that contributions thereto shall not be deemed to be wages to which any employee shall have any right other than the right to have such contributions paid over to the Trust fund in accordance herewith. Failure of an individual Employer to make all payments provided for, including liquidated damages for late payments, within the time specified, shall be a breach of this Agreement and will further require action by the Trustees as set forth in the Trust Agreement. Any increase in the required contributions set forth above will be paid equally (50% by the Employer and 50% by the Employee). The amount paid by the Employee will come from their NEAP contribution.
HEALTH & WELFARE. 16:1 The Employer will make contributions to the Line Construction Benefit Fund in the amount five dollars and seventy-five cents ($5.75) per hour worked by all employees. Effective December 30, 2018, the Employer will contribute six dollars ($6.00) to LINECO. Any additional contributions required will be deducted from the employee’s pre-tax earnings for each hour worked. If there is a significant increase in the contributions required by LINECO during the term of this Agreement, upon the request of either party, the parties agree to meet and confer over such increase. Upon mutual agreement of the parties, this Agreement may be amended to reflect any agreed upon changes to the Employer’s contribution to LINECO and/or any other concurrent changes to this Agreement. Employees will be paid retroactively to December 31, 2017 for the twenty-five cent deductions taken from their paychecks in 2017. Employees will be paid retroactive to the date in 2018 when an additional deduction of twenty-five cents (total of fifty cents) commenced.
HEALTH & WELFARE. 18.01 - INSURED BENEFITS (The following clause is applicable to full-time employees only) The following provision will appear in all collective agreements replacing any provision related to insured benefits that existed in the hospital’s expiring Collective Agreement, (subject to inserting in the following language any percentage contribution by the Hospital which is greater than that contained in the following provision): The Hospital agrees, during the term of the Collective Agreement, to contribute towards the premium coverage of participating eligible employees in the active employ of the Hospital under the insurance plans set out below subject to their respective terms and conditions including any enrolment requirements:
HEALTH & WELFARE. The Employers subject to this agreement agree to contribute the amount established in the respective wage schedule per hour of labour worked by their Employees covered by the terms of this Agreement. Contributions will be made on the basis of full or half hours. All amounts paid by the Employer to the Health & Welfare fund shall be in addition to the hourly wage rates established in this Agreement and in no case shall the Employer deduct any such amounts from the Employee’s wages. In case of failure of the Employer to contribute into the Fund on the due date, the Trustees in their joint names may take legal action against the Employer for recovery of the amount due. The Trustees shall have full authority by majority vote with equal representation of both sides to determine the amounts and select and enter into the forms of insurance required and shall be responsible for the administration of the Plan, increasing and decreasing of benefits payable and the eligibility of claims payable including any necessary plan adjustments to prevent duplication of contributions and coverage in the event of compulsory Government legislation. The terms of the Health & Welfare Plan shall not be negotiable under the terms of any collective bargaining agreement. Only that portion pertaining to the number of cents per person-hour earned may be negotiated in each succeeding Agreement. The Employer and the Union agree to comply with all the provisions and requirements of the Health and Welfare Trust Fund and the Declaration of Trust established between the Employers and the S.P.P.T.A. dated April 1, 1969 and amended July 13, 1970, or as amended from time to time since 1970 and future amendments and with such rules and regulations as the Trustees of the Fund deem necessary for the successful operation of the said Trust Fund. The Employers and the S.P.P.T.A. shall elect an equal number of Trustees to the above mentioned Health & Welfare Trust Fund. The Trustees so elected shall not exceed eight (8) in number. In the event of any Trustee ceasing to act, they shall be replaced by another Trustee to be elected by the party who had elected the Trustee who cease to act.
HEALTH & WELFARE. Section 18.1 The Company shall continue to pay four dollars and ninety cents ($4.90) per hour for all hours paid with a maximum of forty (40) hours per week for all employees covered by this Agreement, into the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local No. 655 Welfare Fund. Effective June 1, 2019, for hours paid in May 2019; the Company shall pay four dollars and thirty-six cents ($4.36) per hour. Effective June 1, 2020, for hours paid in May, 2020, the Company shall pay four dollars and fifty- seven cents ($4.57) per hour. Effective June 1, 2021, for hours paid in May, 2021, the Company shall pay four dollars and ninety- nine cents ($4.99) per hour. There will be three (3) one-month company contribution holidays. The first holiday will be the July 2019 payment for hours paid in June 2019; the second holiday will be for the August 2019 payment for hours paid in July 2019, the third for the August 2020 payment for hours paid in July 2020. If any contribution holiday would result in the Health and Welfare Fund having less than three (3) month of reserves, excluding IBNR, as determined by the Fund’s actuaries, then the contribution holiday will be nullified. Eligibility for these holidays will be determined by meeting the requirements of the utilization schedule adopted by the Fund. If the Fund’s reserve level excluding IBNR exceeds six (6) months for the month of August 2021, the company will be eligible for an additional contribution holiday for hours paid in July 2021 if it meets the requirements of the utilization schedule adopted by the Fund. For purposes of interpreting the provisions of this Section, refer to the “Pension and Health and Welfare Interpretation Rules Addendum” which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference as if fully set out herein.
HEALTH & WELFARE. 17.01 The Employer shall pay 100% of the premium cost of the following benefits, for all employees who have completed their probationary period, during the term of this Agreement: Extended Health Care The Company will obtain a plan with coverage similar to a Green Shield plan. The plan shall have a ten ($10.00) dollar single and twenty-five ($25.00) dollar family deductible. The plan shall reimburse employees for 100% of the costs of those drugs covered by the plan, which are purchased by the employee. Life Insurance The Company will provide life insurance in the following amounts for employees who have compensated service with the Company on or subsequent to first day of the month following ratification. • Effective October 1, 2011, the amount of life insurance will increase from $37,000 to $39,000. • Effective February 1, 2012, the amount of life insurance will increase from $39,000 to $40,000. • Effective February 1, 2013, the amount of life insurance will increase from $40,000 to $41,000. Allowance for Medical Leave Eighty (80%) percent of current rate of pay offset by any other benefits to which the employee is entitled for up to twenty-six (26) weeks in any one benefit year. Benefit commences on fourth day of absence unless absence due to accident or hospitalization in which case benefit commences on first day of absence. Temporary and temporary part-time employees are not entitled.
HEALTH & WELFARE. 18.01 - INSURED BENEFITS (The following clause is applicable to full-time employees only) The Hospital agrees, during the term of the Collective Agreement, to contribute towards the premium coverage of participating eligible employees in the active employ of the Hospital under the insurance plans set out below subject to their respective terms and conditions including any enrolment requirements:
HEALTH & WELFARE. Effective January 1, 2001, employees will be covered by the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan (Articles V, VI, VII, IX and X) as amended below by the Mediation Agreement dated September 26, 1996, between the Carriers represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee and employees of such railroads represented by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. Further, the parties agree that any future amendments to the Railroad Employee National Health and Welfare Plan will also be applicable Any former SouthRail Corporation employee, retiree, who is currently covered under the SouthRail Corporation health & welfare plan will convert to coverage under the National Health and Welfare Plan pursuant to the provisions of this Article.