Health & Welfare

Prescription Receipts Filed Manually

Effective August 1, 2017, there will be a change to the way you file your paper receipts. Since the Prescription Card Program was implemented, there are very few instances that require submission of your paper receipts. Submitting paper receipts is done mainly for prescriptions purchased without using your Caremark card and for situations where you, your spouse or your dependents are covered by other insurance first and the Laborers’ Welfare Fund is secondary. Read more...

Member Self-Service Portal

The Boards of Trustees are pleased to announce the launch of a Member Self-Service Portal to help you access important information about your health care benefits. You can access this portal from your computer or mobile device. Here are some exciting features of the Member Self-Service Portal.

  • Check your eligibility within a one-year span.
  • Verify your demographic information.
  • Update your address.


1099-R Tax Forms

The Internal Revenue Service requires the Fund to report pension recipient's earnings to the IRS by Form 1099-R. Form 1099-R forms are mailed by January 31, 2018. If you do not receive Form 1099-R or if you need another copy, please contact the Fund Office. This request can be made via mail, telephone or email

Pension payments to "Non-Resident Aliens" (non-US citizens, collecting pension benefits while residing in another country) may be subject to federal tax withholding under IRS Section 1441. For these pensioners, you will not receive Form 1099-R, instead you will receive Form 1042-S showing your earnings and federal withholding tax withheld. As a Non-Resident Alien, different tax rules apply to you. Please consult with your tax advisor or the Internal Revenue Service for more information.

Annual Statement Required from Pension Recipients

In January 2018, you received an Annual Statement that needs to be completed and sent back to the Fund Office by May 15, 2018. Pensioners with direct deposit received a separate mailing containing the Annual Statement form. This form is sent every year to verify you received all of your pension checks from the prior year, to verify your mailing address, to update your file with any new information, and to verify that you are not working in any employment prohibited by the Plan rules. A Summary About the Kinds of Work Not Allowed is also sent every year and is included with this mailing.

Section A of the Annual Statement must be completed, Section B should be completed only if necessary to explain "NO" answers in Section A, and Section C must be signed by you and your signature must be notarized by a Notary Public. The Fund Office has a notary on staff if you would like to come in to complete the form. Valid photo identification is required. Read more...