Retirees are a frequent target for scammers, so be always cautious about giving out personal information. If you are ever contacted by someone asking for personal information, always verify that they are from the organization they claim to represent before divulging anything. Scammers can manipulate the number displayed by Caller ID, so that they appear to be calling from an organization that you have a relationship with. If you ever receive a call from someone purporting to be from USW Benefit Funds, feel free to ask their name and offer to call them back. You can always call the fund office main line at 1-800-474-8673 and ask to be connected to the person in question.
In response to COVID-19, the Fund Office is closed, with limited staff performing essential functions remotely. The Fund Office has activated its business continuity plan to continue to provide service to our participants and participating employers during this situation. Please see the Fund-specific information below.
Pension Fund – Pension payments will continue to be made as scheduled. Current payees may experience delays when updating an address or direct deposit information. Applications for benefits will continue to be processed but there may be some processing delays.
USW 401(k) – Contributions are continuing to be processed daily.
USW HRA Fund – Claims are continuing to be reviewed. If the review cannot be completed in 30 days, the Fund will notify participants of the need to extend an additional 15 days.