Health Plan Notice: 2022 Re-Enrollment Form Mailed to Health Plan Participants

Eligible Participants must return forms to the Trust Funds Office by June 30, 2022

On June 1, 2022 the Local 103, I.B.E.W. Health Benefit Plan mailed all eligible Participants a Health Plan Notice and the 2022 Re-Enrollment (Yellow) Form. These forms are required in order to ensure we have the most accurate information on file, and so the Plan can provide the best service possible for all eligible Participants and their families. To continue coverage under the Plan, eligible Participants must return the completed YELLOW Re-Enrollment Form by June 30, 2022.

Failure to return completed Forms by June 30, 2022 could result in suspension or termination of coverage.

Participants who have any questions are encouraged to call the Trust Funds Office at 617-288-5999.

Health Plan forms may also be downloaded from the website by clicking this link: 2022 Annual Re-Enrollment Form

Local 103 to join in 2019 Breast Cancer Walk – Sunday, September 29th

At DCR Hatch Shell – choose 3 or 5 mile route – call Trusts Fund Office 617-288-5999

IBEW Local 103 takes pride in joining the fight against breast cancer by participating in the 2019 American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The walk takes place Sunday, September 29, 2019, starting at the DCR Hatch Shell. Participants can choose either a 3-mile or 5-mile circuit.

2019 Local 103 Blood Drive To Save More Than 560 Lives

Annual Wellness Event draws nearly 1,000 Health Plan Participants

April 10, 2019 – On Tuesday April 9, 2019, participants of the Local 103, IBEW Health Benefit Plan proudly joined in support of the Greater Boston community, donating 187 units of blood to the American Red Cross at the 8th Annual Blood Drive and Wellness Event, sponsored the Local 103 IBEW Health Benefit Plan. This year’s blood donations will save more than 560 lives, according to the Red Cross.

This Blood Drive is the second largest single day blood drive in Eastern Massachusetts. It is second only to the Day of Remembrance Blood Drive which takes place at Fenway Park on 9/11.

“We are very grateful for the generosity of Local 103 members, Health Plan participants, and the local community for helping make the 2019 Wellness Event so successful for so many years,” said Kaitlyn Gambino-Sherman, RN, Wellness Coordinator for the Health Plan’s Wellness Program. “We would like to thank the many first-time donors who came out to support their community.”

Special appreciation goes to each of the health care providers and wellness organizations who participated in this year’s event. Through their dedication and involvement, our participants learned more about their own health and the Local 103 Health Benefit Plan, as well as being provided important information related to daily healthy living. Complimentary diagnostic exams and health screenings were provided to more of the Health Plan participants than in any prior year. Participating health and wellness organizations and the related services they provided, included:

  • The American Red Cross – Blood Donations
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts – Biometric Screening, Blood Pressure,
  • Blood Sugar and BMI
  • Davis Vision – Vision Screenings
  • Delta Dental – The Plan’s dental network provider
  • Friend Acupuncture – Acupuncture
  • Hearing Specialists of New England, LLC – Hearing Screenings
  • Kettlebell Kitchen – Healthy Food Samples
  • Modern Assistance Program – Employee Assistance Program
  • Novo Nordisk – Diabetes Education
  • South Shore Smiles – Oral Mouth Exams
  • Wellness Concepts, Inc. – Aromatherapy/Stress Relief, Chair Massage, Healthy Smoothie Demonstration, Meditation, Nutrition Awareness & Education, Reflexology, Reiki, and Resting Metabolic Rate Testing

This year’s Wellness Event was among the most well-attended in event history, as hundreds of Health Plan participants took advantage of a broad array of the health screenings. Participants interacted with all of the health and wellness vendors, according to Gambino-Sherman. Massage, reflexology, resting metabolic rate, and the nutrition awareness stations were among the most frequented.

The Local 103 IBEW Health Benefit Plan wishes to thank all who participated and contributed to the success of this year’s Blood Drive and Wellness event.

Health Plan Notices, 2018 Re-Enrollment Form and 2018 Supplemental Part D Form Mailed to Health Plan Participants

Eligible Participants must return forms to the Trust Funds Office by December 31, 2018

On December 4, 2018 the Local 103, I.B.E.W. Health Benefit Plan mailed all eligible Health Plan Participants a Health Plan Notice and 2018 Re-Enrollment (Yellow) Form These forms are required in order to ensure we have the most accurate information on file, and so the Plan can provide the best service possible for all eligible Participants and their families. To continue coverage under the Plan, eligible Participants must return the completed YELLOW Re-Enrollment Form by December 31, 2018.

Additionally, the 2018 Medicare Part D (Blue) Form & Notice was also mailed to all Supplemental Plan Participants (those covered under Medicare) and those who will become eligible for Medicare coverage in 2019. The Medicare Part D Form must also be completed and returned by December 31, 2018.

Failure to return completed Forms by December 31 could result in suspension or termination of coverage.

Both Health Plan forms may also be downloaded from the website by clicking these links:

2018 Annual Re-Enrollment Form
2018 Medicare Part D Form

Participants who have any questions are encouraged to call the Trust Funds Office at 617-288-5999.

Local 103 Supports 2018 “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk on September 30th

October 2, 2018 – IBEW Local 103 proudly participated in the American Cancer Society’s 26th annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” in Boston on Sunday, September 30th. The event drew approximately 30,000 men and women from throughout the region and raised more than $1.7 million to fund breast cancer research, support services, and early detection.

Team Local 103 was comprised of more than 50 members, family, and friends, who joined in the 5 mile walk, or optional 2 mile walk. This year, several traveling members from other locals also joined with Local 103. The team effort was led by the Local 103’s Health Benefit Plan Wellness Program Coordinator Kaitlyn Gambino Sherman, RN. She reported that most participants opted for the 5-mile walk, which began at the DCR Hatch Shell at 8AM and wound around the Charles River.

“Many of our members had powerful and personal stories about breast cancer, which served as motivation for their walking in the Making Strides event,” Kaitlyn said. “Participation in the walk not only provides great funding to support the fight against breast cancer, but also builds further awareness and the importance of regular check-ups and early detection.”