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SECTION 15.0 - INFORMATION REQUIRED BY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974

  1. Plan Name, Address, and Telephone Number:


    Plasterers Local 31 Insurance Fund
    c/o O.P. & C.M.I.A Combined Funds of Western PA, Inc.
    1900 Andrew Street, Suite 202
    Munhall, PA 15120
    Telephone: (412) 464-2851 ext. 11
    Toll Free: (800) 628-7914
    Fax: (412) 461-9923
  2. Plan Fiduciaries: The Board of Trustees of the Plasterers Local 31 Insurance Fund, functioning in their capacity as Trustees under the terms and conditions of the Agreement and Declaration Trust, are the Plan Fiduciaries. The Board of Trustees consist of the following members:


    FOR THE UNION
    Doug Taylor
    Shawn Potts
    FOR THE EMPLOYER
    David Balmert
    Fred Episcopo
  3. Administration of the Plan: The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall administration of the Plan. The Board of Trustees (Plan Administrators under ERISA) may be contacted by writing or calling at the address shown above.

  4. Employer Identification Number: The Employer Identification Number issued by the Internal Revenue Service to the Board of Trustees is #25-1189104.

  5. Legal Notice: All legal notices should be filed with the Board of Trustees of the Plasterers Local 31 Insurance Fund (c/o O.P. & C.M.I.A Combined Funds of Western PA, Inc. 1900 Andrew Street, Suite 202, Munhall, PA 15120).

  6. Plan Documents: This Booklet, the Trust Agreement, and all amendments, resolutions and contracts adopted and entered into by the Board of Trustees constitute the Plan.

  7. Plan Sponsors: The Plasterers Local Union No. 31 and the employers participating in the Plan are the Plan Sponsors. A complete list of the participating employers may be obtained by written request to the Plan Administrator.

  8. Collective Bargaining Agreements: The Local No. 31 of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association has executed a Collective Bargaining Agreement requiring Employers to make contributions into the Fund.


    Copies of the Collective Bargaining Agreements may be secured from the Union at the address listed below:


    Local No. 31 of the Operative Plasterers and
    Cement Masons International Association
    1900 Andrew Street, Suite 200
    Munhall, PA 15120
  9. Plan Year: The financial records of the Plan are maintained on a fiscal year commencing January 1 and ending on the following December 31. In processing claims under the Plan, certain limitations relating to benefit payments are based upon a calendar year running from January 1 through December 31.

  10. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: The benefits under the Plan are not insured by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, since the Corporation does not insure medical-type Plans.

  11. Funding Medium: The benefits provided by the Plan are funded by contribution received from the employers pursuant to a Collective Bargaining Agreement or Agreements, contributions made by the Union, and certain Employee contributions, together with any income or earnings derived from the investment of reasonable reserves. Benefits shall be paid only to the extent such contributions and income suffice for the purposes set forth in the Trust Agreement. Neither the Trustees, any Employer, or the Union shall be liable, in any manner, if the Fund shall be insufficient to provide for the payment of the benefits specified herein.

  12. Eligibility for Benefits: The plan’s requirements with respect to eligibility for benefits is shown in Section 3 of this booklet.

  13. Procedure for Filing Claims: Claim filing procedures are described in Section 2 of this booklet.

  14. Denial or Loss of Benefits: Circumstances which may result in disqualification or ineligibility appear in the Rules of Eligibility starting in Section 2 of this booklet.

  15. Claim Appeals: The procedures for appealing a claim which has been denied appear in Section 14 of this booklet.