Notice: UMWA members who are currently receiving health care benefits from the Patriot VEBA or the 1993 Benefit Fund and have received a notice of termination
Please be advised, as a result of the passage of the Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act of 2017 (Continuing Resolution or CR) by the United States Congress, UMWA members who retired from Peabody Energy, Patriot Coal, Jim Walter’s Resources, Alpha Natural Resources and Arch Coal, who are currently receiving their health care from the Patriot VEBA, will begin receiving those benefits through the UMWA Funds, 1993 Benefit Plan effective January 1, 2017.
You will receive new identification cards and other material from the 1993 Benefit Plan before January 1, 2017.
In addition, all participants currently receiving health care benefits from the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds, 1993 Benefits Plan and have received a notice of termination will also have those benefits extended under the terms of the CR.
The CR authorizes funding for these benefits through April 30, 2017.
If you have any questions please contact the Health and Retirement Fund at 1-800-291-1425.