Who governs these benefits?
A Board of six Trustees appointed jointly by the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia (TNG-CWA Local 38010) and Philadelphia Media Network Newspapers, LLC. under provisions of the federal Taft-Hartley Act. The three Union Trustees are officers of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia: Dan Gross, President; Howard Gensler, Treasurer; and Bill Ross, Guild Executive Director. The three Company Trustees are executives of Philadelphia Media Network, Michael Lorenca, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Senior Human Resources Director Christine Bonanducci, and Barbara Sadler, Finance Director.
The Taft-Hartley Act requires that these trustees act in the interests of the members who benefit from the fund and, when acting as trustees, keep this work separate from other issues and negotiations between the union and the company.
Who is the Benefit Administrator hired by the trustees?
Administrative Service Professionals Inc.
6981 North Park Drive, Suite 400
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
William J. Einhorn President
Maria Scheeler Member Services Manager
Where can I get answers to benefit questions?
Phone or fax
1-866-824-0530 Toll Free
Or email your question or a description of your concern to,
Who is my Dental coverage provider?
United Concordia Flex Plan and United Concordia DHMO.
United Concordia Flex: You can go to any dentist. If you use a participating dentist, he will accept the fees that United Concordia allows. If you go to a non-participating dentist, he may bill you the difference between what the plan allows and his charges. Yearly maximum coverage: $1,000 per individual; $2,000 per family (one person can use all $2,000). (Customer Service 1-800-332-0366)
United Concordia DHMO: You must pick a participating dentist and use that dentist for all services. (Customer Service 1-800-332-0366).
What is my Vision Coverage?
Aetna : Coverage includes one eye exam in each 12-month period. If you use a participating eye doctor, the examination will be paid in full. If you use a non-participating provider, reimbursement is based on the type of provider.
Exam In-Network: Paid in Full. One exam in each 12-month period.
Frames or contact lenses In-Network: Paid in Full (up to $125 value). Once in each 12-month period.
Lenses In-Network: Single Vision, Bifocal, Trifocal – Paid in Full. (up to $125).
What Health Insurance Programs are Available?
Aetna Health Network Option
member Services 888-502-3862 Can answer all plan related questions.
Do we have Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance?
Yes. Benefits are insured by CIGNA
Please call Administrative Service Professionals if you become disabled. 1-866-824-0530
The LTD plan provides eligible employees replacement income should they become disabled as defined by the Plan.
Life Insurance You are entitled to $5,000 as an active member. Please call the Guild office with any questions.
PENSION- Severance/ Annuity benefits
Benefit Processing Inc.
20 Brace Road Suite 114
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Patrick O’Hara, Administrator