Shopmen's Local 527 Benefit and Pension Fund

Welcome

logo Welcome to our new site for the Shopmen's Local 527 Benefit and Pension Fund. Here you will find information, resources, documents and forms avalible for eligible members.

Whats New

Pension Plan Merger

This Notice is to inform you that the Shopmen’s Local 527 Pension Plan and the Ironworkers’ National Pension Plan (hereafter “INPP”) completed filings with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) of the pending merger of the Shopmen’s Local 527 Pension Plan into the INPP. The merger date is August 31, 2022.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

No Walk-Ins

Our main priority is the safety and the health of our participants and staff. For this reason, our office will be closed for walk-ins until further notice. However, our phone line will remain open. Thank you, be safe and stay healthy.

Contact Us

Address:

650 Ridge Road, Suite 103
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
7:30am to 3:30pm

Or call for an appointment.

Phone: (412) 341-6183
Fax: (412) 341-1285

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

MEMBER COVERAGE TELEMEDICINE

What is the cost to the member?

Virtual Visits - All Highmark member cost-sharing (deductibles, coinsurance and copayments) for outpatient virtual visits will be waived from March 13 through June 13, 2020 regardless of medical diagnosis.

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Telemedicine Services – All Highmark member cost-sharing (deductibles, coinsurance and copayments) for covered services provided by our national vendors, American Well, Doctor On Demand, or Teladoc will also be waived from March 13 through June 13, 2020 regardless of medical diagnosis.

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If a member has a virtual visit but needs a screening test, will they need a second doctor visit with additional cost share?

Possibly. Some testing sites may require additional evaluation in order for a person to be deemed eligible to be tested for COVID-19. If the member is referred for testing, Highmark will waive the member cost share for the COVID- 19 test and in-person visit (if the visit results in the COVID-19 diagnostic test being ordered or administered). Any items or services provided during the visit in which the test is ordered or administered, but unrelated to the evaluation of whether a patient should be tested, will be paid based on the member’s benefit plan. If the visit does not result in the COVID-19 diagnostic test being ordered or administered, the visit will be paid based on the member’s benefit plan.


Highmark BCBS Letter to Members

Benefit Fund


Benefit Fund Plan Description

The Board of Trustees of the Benefit Fund is pleased to present your Summary Plan Description. This Summary Plan Description is furnished to each eligible participant to describe the benefits available to you through your Benefit Fund.

The Benefit Fund SPD is avalible for you to download.

Download Benefit Fund SPD

This SPD is password protected. Please contact the funds office for instructions to view this document.

For more information or require any additional assistance, please contact the Fund Office.

Your Hearing Network

Shopmen's Local 527 and Your Hearing Network have partnered to bring a hearing care program to you and your dependent family members.

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Diabetes Prevention Program

Carrying a few extra pounds can increase your risk for developing many conditions, inluding prediabetes.

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Quitting Smoking

Pension Fund


Pension Fund Plan Description

We are pleased to present you with this new booklet describing the current provisions of the Shopmen's Local 527 Pension Plan. The booklet includes Pension Plan amendments and benefit changes that have been adopted through January 01, 2015 by the Fund.

The Benefit Fund SPD is avalible for you to download.

Download Pension Fund SPD

This SPD is password protected. Please contact the funds office for instructions to view this document.

For more information or require any additional assistance, please contact the Fund Office.

SUB Benefits


How to Claim SUB Benefits

Members are eligible to receive benefits from the Plan for each week during which you receive state unemployment benefits, providing you have at least one-year seniority.

SUB Claim Instructions

SUB Application Form

Board Members


Board Of Trustees
  • Martin C Mainack
  • Chadwick V Rink
  • William C Ligetti, Jr.
  • Jack Ramage
Office Manager
  • Carm Taylor
Fund Counsel
  • Stephen J. O'Brien
Fund Consultants
  • CHEIRON, INC.
  • Christopher J Mietlicki
  • Beth Mercer