Local 487 Death Benefit

Posted January 19, 2022

Brothers and Sisters,

I wanted to remind everyone about Local 487 Death Benefit. The cost remains at $5.05 a month. That is $60.60 for the year. Please make checks payable to Painters and Tapers Local 487 and mail to the local at your earliest convenience. We have only received payment from 80 members to date. Please keep in mind, this is in the Local 487 and Bylaws. It is located in Article 13 Dues, Fees, and Assessments Section 13.04 (g) and reads as follows:

(g) Local Union Life Insurance: There is an established Death Benefit for Local 487 members. Every active member shall contribute to the Local Union Death Benefit Fund and therefore be assessed yearly, an amount equal to the current rate billed by Insurance carrier to cover the cost of the premium. There will be a communication sent out every year in November requesting payment for the Death Benefit. The members will have until January 1st of the upcoming year to pay the premium. New members shall pay a pro-rated amount from time of enrollment to the end of the current year. Retired members may elect to participate in a Local Union Death Benefit Fund by paying the yearly premium, amount to be equal to the current rate at time of enrollment. If a retired member fails to pay his/her premium for the year, he/she is removed from the insurance rolls. There shall be a separate bank account setup solely for the purpose of this death Benefit to separate from the Local Union General account. The Death Benefit shall provide a benefit in the amount of $5,000.00 for all active members, and eligible retired members, payable to the most recent beneficiary card on file at the Local Union office. In the event that the Death Benefit premium raises to above (six dollars) $6.00 the membership may opt out of the Death Benefit by vote at a special call meeting.

Another reminder for everyone. Dues payments should be made online at the District Council 16 website or you can mail your payment to the District Council 16 office located at 2705 Constitution Dr. Livermore CA 94551.  If you have any questions regarding this please call the office at (916)393-2742.

William Gonzalez
District Council 16
Painters and Drywall Finishers Local 487

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