Health & Welfare News

Effective January 1, 2017 your dental benefits will be provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Blue Freedom. You should have received new dental cards from Blue Cross, you will need to provide your dentist with this new information. The cards you received will only have the members name on them.

As a participant in the Health and Welfare Plan of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 98, you are covered by various benefit plans. These plans are designed to provide coverage for all eligible participants and their eligible dependents.

If you have any doubts about your eligibility or you question your coverage under the various plans, we trust that you will contact the Fund Office.

For further information, contact the Benefits Office at 413-525-4221.

The benefit package currently includes: medical and prescription coverage with Blue Cross-Blue Shield, dental coverage with BCBS, optical benefits with Davis Vision or through the Local 98 Self-funded Plan, a hearing aid benefit, a Non-Occupational Disability Income Plan, Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage and reimbursement for Department of Transportation examinations.

I.U.O.E. Local 98 Health and Welfare Fund Privacy Notice


Health & Welfare SPD – Health and Welfare Summary Plan Description is the document that explains your Health and Welfare Fund.

BCBS Summary of Benefits – Summary of Benefit Coverage

Davis Vision Summary of Benefits – Davis Vision Benefit Description

BCBS Dental Blue Freedom Summary of Benefits – Summary Of Benefit Coverage


New Eligibility SMM – effective 1/1/17