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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United Mine Workers of America.,
    • Coal miners -- Pensions -- United States.,
    • Coal miners -- Medical care -- United States -- Finance.,
    • Survivors b́enefits -- United States.,
    • Pension trusts -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementCommittee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives.
      ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD7116.M616 U645 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 122 p. ;
      Number of Pages122
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1156458M
      ISBN 100160414164
      LC Control Number94133055
      OCLC/WorldCa28883332

      Glassdoor gives you an inside look at what it's like to work at UMWA Health and Retirement Funds, including salaries, reviews, office photos, and more. This is the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds company profile. All content is posted anonymously by employees working at UMWA Health and Retirement Funds/5(3). Full text of "Provisions relating to the health benefits of retired coal miners: hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, September 9, " See other formats.

      S. would authorize payments for health and pension benefits for certain retired or disabled coal miners and their eligible dependents. Such payments would be made to the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Health and Retirement Funds, a group of multiemployer plans that provide benefits to retirees from the coal industry. The bill also.   Health care and pension funds covering tens of thousands of retirees throughout the Appalachian and Midwestern coalfields are “rapidly deteriorating,” according to the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). That assessment comes after a report to the UMWA this week to the UMWA Board this week from Trustees of the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds and the Patriot Voluntary .

        UMWA reports that their members traveled in more than buses to the protest—from Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Under the impact of the coal company assault over many years, gains in retiree health care and pensions that were won in past union battles have been eroding. employees of active coal operators, but also extended to "orphan" retirees, i.e., those retired miners whose employers had gone out of business or ceased contributing to the Benefit Plans. The financial viability of the Benefit Plans became precarious as the cost of health care benefits escalated, coal production decreased.


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The UMWA was the first labor union to negotiate retirement benefits for its members. Through the historic Krug-Lewis agreement, UMWA members were promised health care and pensions in their United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds (UMWA H.

& R. Funds) was established in to administer pensions to retirees. UMWA Associate Membership. The Associate Membership is a way for a surviving spouse, family member or general supporter of the United Mine Workers to become part of the movement to restore fairness, justice and dignity for working families.

UMWA Health and Retirement Funds Early s Prior to the creation of the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds, there was no pension plan for retired coal miners and medical care in the nation's coal field communities consisted of a pre-paid system based on deductions from the miners' paychecks. Author of Fiscal year budget reconciliation recommendations of the Committee on Ways and Means, Foreign Income Tax Rationalization and Simplification Act ofFinancing UMWA coal miner "orphan retiree" health benefits, President Clinton's proposals for public investment and deficit reduction, U.S.

economy, and proposals to provide middle-income tax relief, tax equity and fairness. World Socialist Web Sitecoal miners face loss of retirement benefits In addition to the imminent risk to the various UMWA retiree health care plans, the union is warning that its.

The Funds requires that you enroll in Medicare Part B, and keep your Part B, to qualify for or to maintain your Funds’ Health Services Card. Remember to sign up for Part B when you first become eligible, and notify the Funds Call Center at () when your Medicare benefits start.

(Indianapolis: United Mine Workers of America, []), by United Mine Workers of America (page images at HathiTrust) Coal Commission report on health benefits of retired coal miners: hearing before the Subcommittee on Medicare and Long-Term Care of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, first.

The UMWA Health and Retirement Funds provides comprehensive health benefit coverage to eligible retirees and their dependents.

To assist with determining if a retiree, surviving spouse, or other dependent may qualify for benefits, click here: Eligibility for Health Benefits The Health Benefit Application is used for both initial pensioner eligibility and to add dependents to the health card.

Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of (Coal Act).1 The Coal Act replaced the existing UMWA retiree health benefit funds with the Combined Benefit Fund (CBF) and the Benefit Plan—collectively referred to in this report as the Funds.2 The act specified how each fund.

The Coal Healthcare and Pensions Protection Act of (H.R. ) and the Miners Protection Act (S. ) would allow the UMWA to take nearly half a. Employee benefits: financing health benefits of retired coal miners: fact sheet for Congressional requesters / (Washington, D.C.: The Office ; Gaithersburg, MD (P.O.

BoxGaithersburg ): The Office [distributor, ]), by United States General Accounting Office (page images at HathiTrust). The Other War on Coal: Thousands of Retired Miners Could Lose Their Health Care and Pensions their obligation to pay for retiree benefits. The. 22, retired US coal miners face loss of health benefits on May 1 By Samuel Davidson 26 April Nea retired coal miners and their spouses will be cut off health insurance on May 1.

The UMWA Health and Retirement Funds on the surface, seems a nice place to work. It is located in downtown Washington, DC, close to public transportation, and it is in a nice building with a fitness facility/5(3). Additionally, the proposed bills would extend existing bailouts of the UMWA’s retiree health benefits plan to ab additional workers of recently bankrupt coal companies unionized by the.

Second, a controversial bankruptcy case is putting thousands of retirees' health benefits at risk. Back in andtwo of the largest U.S. mining companies, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal. Tell your Senators and member of Congress to support the Miners’ Pension Protection Act, S.

and HR This legislation means life and death to tens of. By the s, however, medical benefits for retired miners became a sticking point between the UMWA and coal industry management.

Some companies operating in West Virginia and neighboring areas, such as A.T. Massey Coal and Pittston Coal, tried to avoid paying for retiree health care benefits. A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab.

Democrats from coal country say it's time to act. FILE - In this Ma file photo, Ohio coal miners head into the mine for a shift inside the Hopedale Mine near Cadiz, Ohio. An election-year bill that would protect health-care and.Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding proposed legislation for coal industry retirees' health benefits and existing pension trusts, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of the trusts' beneficiaries; (2) the benefits provided; and (3) the present and projected financial condition of the found that: (1) both trusts provide inpatient and outpatient.