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.

News and Updates

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Benefits and Contracts Committee - Third Quarter

August 13, 2013
Third Quarter Benefits and Contracts Committee meeting submission deadline is Friday, August 16, 2013.

Appeals Committee Meeting - Fourth Quarter

August 13, 2013
Fourth Quarter Appeals Committee meeting submission deadline is Friday, October 11, 2013.

Appeals Committee Meeting - Third Quarter

August 13, 2013
Third Quarter Appeals Committee meeting submission deadline is Friday, August 23, 2013.

Do Women Invest Differently?

May 6, 2013
MassMutual Retirement Services to hold webinar about investing strategies for women on May 8, 2013 at 12 pm (ET). Register at www.retiresmartseminars.com.

Fund Office Announces Trustee Meeting

March 26, 2013
The USW Benefit Funds Board of Trustees meeting will be held the week of June 3, 2013.

Appeals Committee Second Quarter Meeting

March 26, 2013
The Appeals Committee second quarter meeting will be held the week of May 27, 2013. The deadline to submit an appeal to be heard is Friday, April 26, 2013.

Benefits and Contracts Committee Second Quarter Meeting

March 26, 2013
The Benefits and Contracts Committee second quarter meeting will be held the week of May 13, 2013. The deadline to submit items for review and appeals to be heard is Friday, April 26, 2013.

Audit and Delinquency Committee Second Quarter Meeting

March 26, 2013
The Audit and Delinquency Committee second quarter meeting will be held the week of April 29, 2013. The deadline to submit items for review and appeals to be heard is Monday, April 15, 2013.

1099-R Forms for Tax Year 2012

January 7, 2013
Tax time is around the corner. 1099-R forms to be mailed by end of the January.

November Trustees Meeting Announced

September 17, 2012
The November Trustees meeting will be held the week of November 12, 2012 . The deadline for any appeals will be Friday, October 12, 2012.

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