The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

Who governs these benefits?

A Board of four 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 two Union Trustees are officers of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia: Howard Gensler, President; and Bill Ross, Guild Executive Director. The two Company Trustees are executives of Philadelphia Media Network; Vice President of Human Resources, 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

weinhorn@asp-benefits.com

Maria Scheeler Member Services Manager

mscheeler@asp-benefits.com

1-856-382-2422

www.guild.asp-benefits.com

Where can I get answers to benefit questions?

Phone or fax
1-866-824-0530 Toll Free

1-856-382-2430 Local
1-856-382-2416 FAX

Or email your question or a description of your concern to,

guild@asp-benefits.com

 

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
1-856-616-2090
Patrick O’Hara, Administrator
POHara@BenefitProcessing.com