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UFCW 247 BENEFIT TRUST FUND

UFCW 247 members employed at the following stores/units may be eligible:

  • Cold Logic
  • All Extra Foods Stores
  • Loblaw South Surrey DC 1957 (formerly Versacold Third Party Logistics)
  • Real Canadian Superstores and Western Grocers Warehouses
  • Real Canadian Wholesale Clubs

Any questions regarding this plan should be directed to the Administration's office:

UFCW Local 247 Benefit Trust Fund
318B - 2099 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam BC V3B 1A8

Tel: 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977   |   Email: 247benefits@pbas.ca

Please note that no reimbursement of benefits will be issued, unless a registration card has been filled out. In order to obtain one, please contact the Benefits Office at 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977.

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions
1. I have been working for 3 months, when will I receive my benefits?

After you have worked 3 FULL calendar months you will be eligible for benefits on the 1st day of the following month. (example: hired May 27th, 2012, Eligibility: September 1st, 2012). You then need to call the Benefits office @ 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977 to request a Registration Package. These are not the same forms you fill out when you first get hired.

2. I received an invoice from the Government for Medical Services Plan (MSP), why isn't this covered?

This is not covered through this plan. All questions about MSP should be directed to your Employer. You may be eligible for Premium Assistance through the Provincial Government http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/msp/infoben/premium.html 604.683.7151 or 1.800.663.7100

3. What is my 2 year anniversary date for glasses?

You will need to call the Benefits office @ 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977, they keep all records. The Union office does not process claims, and does not have access to this kind of information.

4. Where do I send my claim form?

All claims should be sent to the Benefits office @ 318B - 2099 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1A8.

5. Can I fax or email my claim form or registration card?

No. All paperwork must be the original signed copy.

6. Do I have to pay the Dentist from my own pocket?

The majority of Dentist will bill the Benefits office directly, however, if the Dentist insists that you pay upfront then you can mail the claim form and receipt to the Benefits office for reimbursement.

7. What do I have to do when I go to the dentist?

You must give your dentist the Benefits office phone number so they can verify your coverage and what percentage you get @ 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977. There is a deductible - $25 for individual coverage and $50 for families - charged to you the first visit of every year (this is non-refundable). Please ensure the Dentist office verifies the correct address for the Benefits office, before sending in the claim.

8. Do I receive a card?

No, there is no need for a card, a card will not be issued to you.

9. What do I do if I want to add/remove someone from my plan?

You will need to call the Benefits office @ 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977.

10. I need an expense form.

Provided you have already registered for your benefits, you can print off a form from the website www.ufcw247.com or call the UFCW office @ 604-.535.8329 or 1.800.667.2205 and we will send you one in the mail .

11. I did not get reimbursed for my full claim.

You will need to call the Benefits office, they will explain what is covered and what is not @ 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977.

12. Can I be reimbursed for this particular drug?

You will need to call the Benefits office @ 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977.

13. I have already sent in my claim forms, how long does it take to receive my cheque?

Anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. If you have questions you can contact the Benefits office @ 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977.


RETAIL MEAT INDUSTRY DENTAL TRUST FUND

UFCW 247 members employed at the following stores/units may be eligible:

Any questions regarding this plan should be directed to the Administrator:

Bilsland Griffith Benefits Administration

Tel: 1.855.247.UFCW   |   Email: retail.meat.dental@bgbenefitsadmin.com


UFCW HEALTH & WELFARE TRUST PLAN

UFCW 247 members employed at the following stores/units may be eligible:

Any questions regarding these plans should be directed to:

Safeway - Tel: 1.800.295.3348

Safeway Clerk II & Production ClerksTel: 1.888.310.1318 ext. 3381


BC TREE FRUIT BENEFIT PLAN

UFCW 247 members employed at BC Tree Fruit may be eligible for benefits.

In order to quality for the $250 benefit contribution by your Employer, an employee must work a minimum of 1,120 hours in a payroll year.  Once the employee reaches those hours, he/she must contact Pacific First to receive the enrollment form.  Once it is completed and received by Pacific First, a claim form will be mailed with the Plan number so you may begin mailing your receipts. Pacific First (Insurance Carrier) will reimburse employees via cheque and administer the Plan at a cost of $25 per eligible member for each $250 contribution. 

For more information regarding your benefits or to receive the enrollment form, please contact:

Pacific First Dental & Healthcare Plans
215 - 3993 Henning Drive, Burnaby BC  V5C 6P7 
Tel 1.800.345.5515 


BC TREE FRUIT PENSION PLAN (BCFIPP)

For information regarding your pension plan, click on the link below.  For the login and password information, please see your Union Bulletin Board at your workplace.

BC Tree Fruit Pension Plan (BCFIPP) website


CANADIAN COMMERCIAL WORKERS INDUSTRY PENSION PLAN

UFCW 247 members employed at the following stores/units participate in this plan:

  • Centennial Foods - Richmond Plant
  • Real Canadian Superstores & Western Grocers Warehouses
  • Real Canadian Wholesale Clubs
  • Versacold Derwent

Any questions or information regarding this plan should be directed to the Plan's Administrator:

Tel 604.945.7607 or 1.800.663.7977

www.ccwipp.ca


UFCW UNION PENSION PLAN

UFCW 247 members employed at the following stores/units participate in this plan:

Any questions or information regarding this plan should be directed to the Plan's Administrator:

Bilsland Griffith Benefits Administration
Tel: 1.888.345.8329  |   Email: ufcw@bgbenefitsadmin.com

For information on Retirement Seminar, please click here.

www.ufcwpensionplan.com

 

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