Why do you guys always say it takes a year for benefits?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by matty_lawn, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    I spoke to my steward today and according to our regional contract we are eligible for benefits after 400 hours. Am I missing something? Are the benefits different or not as good for the first year?

    Only reason I ask is because I have seen countless times that we need a year for benefits. Im on pace for benefits after 4 and a half months part time.
     
  2. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    I'm not sure about part time benefits, but I know the New England supplement is better. Just call your local to confirm how many hours are needed, or wait for your insurance package to show up in the mail.
     
  3. Heavily Caffeinated

    Heavily Caffeinated New Member

    That's how it is for me. Article 34 of the master contract says one year.
     
  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I say start the Teamcare!
     
  5. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Different areas have different rules. Learn your regional supplement
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You get Obama care from day one.
     
  7. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Both rules might apply in your area. One year to accrue eligibility in your first year (18 months for spouse here in my area) and then some kind of hours total for additional years. The 400 hours, to me, sounds like it might be a pension requirement though, maybe. Here, it's 40 hours monthly, every month, to qualify for health benefits. As others have said, you'd need to verify this in your area supplement.
     
  8. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Yeah it's 400 hours, or roughly 4 months.