Congratulations To The Winners Of The Dental Cleaning Campaign

Congratulations to all 60 UFCW Unions and Employers Health and Welfare Fund- Atlanta winners of the 2018-2019 Dental Cleaning Campaign!

UFCW Unions and Employers H&W Fund- Atlanta and Cigna launched a dental cleaning campaign to encourage members to visit their dental provider and complete the recommended 2 annual dental cleanings. All subscribers who met the requirements were entered into a drawing. 60 lucky participants were awarded a Sonicare toothbrush. Congratulations to all 60 winners!

We continue to encourage all members to complete their annual dental checkups, and to be on the lookout for future dental health campaigns. See the information on enrolling in MyCigna below!

Open Enrollment Begins November 1st, 2019!

For all Kroger associates enrolled in health insurance, or who are eligible to enroll in health insurance, open enrollment begins Friday, November 1st!

The deadline to enroll is December 15th, 2019.

You can enroll online by clicking here. The online system will guide you through the enrollment process.
Once you have made your benefit elections, you will see a summary of choices and your confirmation number. A confirmation number means you have completed the process, please keep your confirmation number in a safe place!

You can also enroll over the phone by calling the fund office at (770) 997-9910 or 1-800-241-2136.

Hours will be extended through the open enrollment process: 8AM-6PM Monday – Friday; 9AM-4PM on these Saturdays: November 22nd, December 7th and 14th.

You must enroll during annual enrollment every year to have health benefits for the next year!

If you have any questions, please call the UFCW Unions & Employers Health & Welfare Fund at:
(770) 997-9910 or 1-800-241-2136.

It’s Biometric Screening Time!

This year, all Kroger store Associates who are eligible for, and will enroll in, medical coverage through the Health and Welfare fund must complete a Biometric Screening. This must be done by September 30th of this year, 2019, and received by the Fund office by October 7th, 2019. 

Important Update: There will be Kaiser Permanente Mobile Health Vehicles coming to Kroger stores in the months of June, July and August that can complete the Biometric Screening. Click here to see the flyer with locations and times.

When you go for your Biometric Screening, make sure you take the form with you. Please follow the instructions to complete, and most importantly return, the form. You can download this form to print by clicking here. 

The flyer below has more details. To see a full-sized version of this flyer please click here!





May Newsletter – Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is an important time to reflect on mental health and empower ourselves to help other Union members who may be struggling with mental heath issues. While negative attitudes and stigma associated with mental health have decreased over the years, it is important that Union members have the resources needed to meet these issues head on  – so we can create stronger workplaces and communities!

Below are factsheets with tips on how to stay mentally healthy and have conversations with others that you think may be suffering from depression. While it is important to look out for others, make sure to take care of yourself, too. This article has great tips on how to add a little self-care to your work routine.




























New Kaiser Permanente National & Local Tentative Agreement!

After careful preparation, months of organizing in unprecedented numbers, and long days and nights in negotiating sessions stretching from May to September, we have finally secured a strong Tentative Agreement that met our key goals: a good wage increase, better benefits, new LMP and educational trust funds for our Alliance union members, and a plan to get our LMP back on track.  Please Click Here to learn more about the Tentative Agreement.

UPDATE: Sept. 29, 2018: Los Angeles, CA— The Alliance Delegates met today in California. The Kaiser Permanente National Agreement was endorsed unanimously by the delegation. Our Local 1996 voting information for voting in the GA Region will be coming soon!

UPDATE: October 4, 2018: The list of the agreed upon items that are pending a vote of the membership, also referred to as Tentative Agreed items or T/A’s, are now available online.  This includes both the National Agreement T/A’s and the GA Region Local 1996 T/A’s items:

Please click here for the National Agreement Highlights and click here for the Summary.

Please click here for the full National Agreement Tentative Agreed items.

Please click here for the full Georgia Region Tentative Agreed items.