Every year the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program offers scholarships to UFCW members or their immediate family members who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values. Since 1958, the fund has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships.*
Past winners have gone on to make significant contributions to society and to the UFCW – entering a range of fields including public service, medicine, law, business and teaching. Many have returned to the UFCW as staffers, organizers, and community activists who contribute to our mission.
*UFCW-employed officers and staff, and their immediate families are not eligible for this program.
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!
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.
In 2018 negotiations, the Kaiser Alliance continued the protection and improvement of key benefits that has been part of every national agreement of the Alliances history. Click here to read more and see the new benefits flyer.
The new agreement with Kaiser is now public. Please click here to view and download the agreement.
You can also see this month’s success story here!
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 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.