Will we receive any info on benefits?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by WifetoUPS, May 7, 2015.

  1. WifetoUPS

    WifetoUPS New Member

    My husband is a FT Cover Driver. He started July 2014. We're starting to get some benefits info in the mail, but nothing about signing up, options, prices, etc. We just got something saying he's now enrolled in the long term disability. I also work full-time and currently carry our benefits, which I have to pay for. I'd very much like to switch to his if they're free. Will HR give him info when it's time? In his center HR doesn't hand out any info. He has to ask about everything, but then he feels like he's being annoying and stops asking. As former HR, this drives me INSANE. This info should be handed out to everyone upfront, benefits should be explained at orientation, etc. Where can I find the Summary Plan Description, prices, etc?
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You should receive a benefits envelope in the mail from Teamcare sometime in the next month or so.
  3. WifetoUPS

    WifetoUPS New Member

    Just curious - what provider does UPS use? We have Aetna now.
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It depends on which local I think. I have Aetna.
  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    The fat packet with all of the above arrives about a month before the 1 year date. The union administers the plan via Teamcare. UPS just pays into it.
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Do you get free insurance for just you through your employer?
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Hate to break it to you, but sounds as if he is PT, FT gets insurance shortly after qualifying, where PT is after a year.
  9. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Chuck it varies by local. Ups wife chick: You don't have to pick anything or enroll, he just has to add dependents when he's eligible. The health care varies by area but will blow yours out of the water, much lower deductible, copays, etc.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You're right.
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Ask your husband for his union card. That will have the health and welfare phone # and possibly a website to check.

    That is the best way to find out.