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Blue Light Report - May / June 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I would first like to say, “Tough times never last. But tough people do.” Pipeliners are some of the toughest and most resilient folks, but we are definitely being tested. We already had many enemies to battle, such as cheap nonunion contractors, biased judges, and extreme environmental protesters.

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Blue Light Report Benefits Update - July / August 2019

401(k) Distributions

We are currently experiencing an unusually high volume of 401(k) calls and distribution applications. Please know that messages received by the Fund office will be returned and we are working to process the distribution applications in a timely manner.

401(k) forms are available on our website at www.pibf.org. These are located under the 401(k) tab, “401(k) Forms.” If you would like to check your 401(k) balance, you can do so at www.trustok.com or by calling Trust Company of Oklahoma at 1-866-239-1042.

Automatic Deposit for Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) is Now Available

In an effort to expedite HRA payments, PIBF now has the ability to deposit your HRA payment directly into your bank account. If you would like to utilize this valuable tool, the “HRA Authorization Agreement For Automatic Deposits” form can be found on our website at www.pibf.org, located under the “H&W Benefits” tab.  Click on “PIBF Forms,” and it is form #20.

After Hours Support

Just a reminder that you can email questions/concerns after hours to support@pibf.org.  We make every effort to respond the next business day.

Featured Personnel

Kimberly Brasiola is the Health & Welfare Claims Manager. She began her career at PIBF in March of 1999.  She is married to Darren, and they reside in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. She has three wonderful adult children - a son, Wyatt, and daughter-in-law, Emily, and her bonus daughter, Jordan.  When she is not at work, you can usually find her in her “She Shed,” making one of a kind mixed media art pieces, or practicing her newest hobby, acrylic paint pouring.  She also enjoys photography, traveling, and weekend motorcycle trips. “PIBF feels like home, and I have been blessed to work here for over 20 years.  I cannot express the amount of gratitude I feel toward the membership and this organization. Because of their hard work and dedication to keep 798 strong, I was able to provide a good life for my son when I was a single parent. I enjoy serving this membership and look forward to many more years. Thank you 798!”

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  • Blue Light Report - May / June 2020
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would first like to say, “Tough times never last. But tough people do.” Pipeliners are some of the toughest and most resilient folks, but we are definitely being tested. We already had many enemies to battle, such as cheap nonunion contractors, biased judges, and extreme environmental protesters.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - May / June 2020
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds our Local 798 family safe and healthy. By now, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached almost every county and parish in the United States. I don’t know that anyone could have forecasted that this virus would sweep through our country with such intensity.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - May / June 2020
    There is no way to describe the times in which we are living. We are walking through a situation that no one has dealt with before us. However, we do have work starting. Gas companies and contractors are proceeding with extreme caution.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - May / June 2020
    Virtual Medical Visit option available May 1st   PIBF will be launching the MDLIVE program on May 1, 2020.  This is a virtual medical visit program offered by BlueCross BlueShield for active and COBRA participants and for participants where PIBF is the primary coverage.