The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021, includes a six-month federally financed COBRA subsidy covering the full COBRA premium for eligible individuals. This is a 100% subsidy covering the full cost of COBRA continuation coverage.
The new COBRA subsidy will be available starting April 1, 2021.
LINECO participants who may qualify for the COBRA Premium Assistance will be mailed additional information beginning in April 2021 with specific election details.
These monthly rates become effective March 1, 2021.
Did you know that beginning with the 2019 tax year individuals no longer need a 1095-B to compute their taxes nor is it needed in order to file tax returns with the IRS?
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce there will be NO CHANGE to the monthly premiums for the LINECO Retiree Plan during 2021. The current self-pay retiree premium rates will remain the SAME.
The 2021 rates can be viewed by clicking here: https://www.lineco.org/html/news060.htm
If you have any further questions, please call LINECO's toll-free number (800) 323-7268.
LINECO is pleased to announce replacement LINECO Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) debit cards. The updated LINECO HRA Mastercard will be replacing the "Benny Card" in mid-December. All balances will be transferred to the new card and LINECO HRA benefits are NOT changing.
Please note that transaction activity and card usage will be available beginning December 16, 2020 after a required financial institution blackout period. If you have a qualified HRA expense, you may be required to submit a paper claim for reimbursement during the blackout period of December 10th thru December 15th. Thank you for understanding.
Learn about an exciting new FREE benefit, tips to deal with quarantine fatigue, benefit changes effective January 1, 2021 - and more!
The LINECO Board of Trustees is excited to announce our partnership with Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds provides expert guidance in connecting you with top-tier medical care for you and your eligible dependents.
In accordance with Federal regulations, LINECO is extending additional time for members to elect and pay for COBRA. The normal 60 day period to elect COBRA and subsequent 45 days to make payment for COBRA will be extended to allow for 60 days past the end of the COVID - 19 National Emergency Period*.
During these uncertain times, LINECO continues to work behind the scenes to ensure there is no interruption of service to you and your family. Your health and safety has always been and continues to be our highest priorities. It is our goal to continue to provide you with access to your health and welfare benefits.
The Fund Office is fully operational. We have taken several steps within our organization to protect the safety of our valued Fund Office employees who provide you with outstanding service every day, including suspending business travel, shifting to virtual meetings and ensuring our staff can telecommute.
Know that we are here for you and continue to work to provide best in class service.
Stay well, stay strong and stay informed!
Your health and safety has always been and continues to be our highest priorities. We value the trust you have placed in the LINECO Fund to provide you with a wide access to physicians and nurses and best in class medical, prescription drug, dental and other health and welfare Benefits. It is and will be our goal to continue to provide you with those benefits even during difficult times
For 2020, the Board of Trustees is pleased to report no substanial changes to your benefit package. Deductibles, Coinsurance and Out of Pocket amounts remain unchanged.
LINECO periodically provides information to help our members navigate the various benefits our Fund offers. Please take a moment to read our most recent edition of The Line Connection. Click here for our Fall 2018 newsletter:
The LINE CONSTRUCTION BENEFIT FUND (LINECO) is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to send out proof of health coverage for 2017. If you were eligible for LINECO at any time during 2017, you may receive an IRS 1095 – B Form that proves you had qualified and minimum essential health coverage for you and your eligible family members during 2017.
The Board of Trustees has announced the new Retiree rates effective March 1st 2018. Current participating retirees will receive an official notice in January 2018 with updated rate information. These rates take effect on 3/1/2018.
Each year the Line Construction Benefit Fund (LINECO) is required to provide certain important Plan information to our members. Please take a moment to review this document and familiarize yourself with your benefit plan.
Sadly, many of our LINECO members, friends, and loved ones have been impacted by natural disasters. We know that recovering from a natural disaster is never easy. If you've been part of these tragic events, the LINECO Fund Office is here to help.
The Board of Trustees has recently expanded Autism benefits for children up to age 16. Please read the attached newsletter to learn more about this expanded benefit as well as other important Plan reminders.
LINECO is a multiemployer self-funded, self-administered welfare benefit plan set up to provide medical, dental, vision, and disability benefits as well as Life Insurance for outside members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers working under bargaining agreements between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Descriptions of benefits on this website do not constitute a guarantee of coverage or payment – all claims are subject to eligibility and Plan limitations at the time services are rendered.