Enrollment Required for Coverage to be Effective
When a National IAM Benefit Trust Fund Short Term Disability plan is negotiated into a collective bargaining agreement, eligible employees must submit a completed Enrollment Form (PDF) to be covered under the plan. This Enrollment Form is the same one you must submit to be covered under a Benefit Trust Fund medical plan. To enroll in a Benefit Trust Fund Short Term Disability plan, members must be enrolled in a Benefit Trust Fund medical plan.
The Fund requires only one enrollment form for all benefit plans under which you and your eligible dependents may be covered (including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and life and accidental death and dismemberment benefits). Please use one form for all plans in which you have the opportunity to enroll.
If you pay all or part of the cost to be covered under a health plan, the Benefit Trust Fund will allow you to waive that coverage. However, choosing to waive medical coverage does not depend on waiving other coverage. You may waive medical coverage separately and keep your other coverage. You may also keep medical coverage only and waive other coverage, or you may waive all coverage completely. You may not waive any coverage that is fully employer-paid.
To waive coverage, you must submit a completed Waiver Form (PDF) to the Fund Office. You should also send a copy of the Waiver Form to your employer to prevent your employer from making any unnecessary payroll deductions.
If you choose to waive coverage, the waiver will apply for the duration of the current collective bargaining agreement. However, if you waive coverage because you have coverage under another plan and you later lose that coverage due to unforeseen circumstances, you may submit a petition for special enrollment. To submit a petition for special enrollment, you must send the Fund Office a letter explaining your circumstances. The written request for special enrollment, along with a completed Enrollment Form, must be submitted to the Fund Office within thirty days of the date you lose coverage under the other plan.
Mail or fax your completed form to the Fund Office as follows:
National IAM Benefit Trust Fund
After Enrollment Forms are processed for a new group, the Fund Office will send participants a packet that provides information about their coverage.
An Enrollment Form should also be completed whenever a participant wants to update the Fund about personal information changes or a qualifying event. Examples of personal information changes or qualifying events include your change in address, getting married or divorced, adding or deleting a dependent, or changing beneficiary information.
Whenever you complete an enrollment form, be sure to send a copy of the form to your employer to ensure that the appropriate contributions are made for the coverage you select.