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Blue Light Report - March / April 2019

We recently finished the 3% allocation that you will receive on June 3, 2019, under the National Pipeline Agreement. All classifications have allocated 30 cents towards healthcare and the remainder of the raise will be put on your 401(k) benefit contribution. Currently, welders and journeymen on high scale work receive $6.89 per hour and helpers receive $3.48 per hour. With the additional monies, welders and journeymen will receive $9.30 per hour on 401(k) and helpers will receive $4.68 per hour on 401(k).

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Blue Light Report Benefits Update - March / April 2019

PIBF at Steward School

PIBF’s presentation Thursday afternoon at Steward School will include guest speakers from the Trust Company of Oklahoma who will cover helpful information on our 401(k) plan, along with guidance on Medicare and Social Security.  A representative from Cooper Clinic will also discuss the special pricing available to the membership for their preventative medicine program.  As in the past, the PIBF staff will be available throughout the Steward School for member questions.

New Pension Tax Table Installed

Pension tax tables are updated in the first quarter each year.  The new table for 2019 is scheduled to be installed effective March 1, 2019.  Please review your deposit amount on or after that date and let us know if you need to make any changes. 

REMINDER - HRA filing Deadline Approaching

The HRA deadline is fast approaching for 2018 claims. Don’t leave money on the table!  Remember to file for reimbursement of your 2018 claims by April 15, 2019.

HRA - RX Receipts

Are you tired of keeping track of all the pharmacy receipts? Most pharmacies can print an itemized statement. Many of our Members find this more convenient and send in their HRA forms with a monthly or quarterly RX statement.

Featured Personnel

Jon Baltzell is the Strategic Operations Manager.  He manages the I.T. needs, streamlining automation, improving process efficiencies and attending to urgent issues in need of a resolution.  Jon has been at PIBF for 20 years.  He has been married to Ann for 43 years, and they have four children, 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren!  His hobbies include Genetics (the study of genetic variation), traveling and bible study.  Jon says, “I love the sense of caring for the membership all of the PIBF has towards the members and their desire to bring the best service possible to those that have worked to earn the benefits afforded them by the benefit fund.  I believe in excellence of service for good people, and PIBF strives for that excellence.  Thank you, members, for your hard work and thank you PIBF for appreciating the membership with your caring efforts to support them.”

Amber Troyer started as Controller in September 2018 and has already proven herself to be a valuable part of the PIBF family!  Amber is married to Travis, and they will celebrate their first anniversary in May.  She has two bonus children – Nathan, 14 and Lily, 13.  Amber recently started hunting with her husband and even got a buck!  She enjoys building things out of wood for around the house and loves to travel when she gets the chance.  Amber says, “I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to work at PIBF. It feels like being adopted into a large family. Everyone at PIBF and all the members I have had the pleasure to meet so far have been so great and welcoming. I recently joined the Ladies of 798 and looks forward to getting more involved and meeting more members in the future. “

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  • Blue Light Report - March / April 2019
    We recently finished the 3% allocation that you will receive on June 3, 2019, under the National Pipeline Agreement. All classifications have allocated 30 cents towards healthcare and the remainder of the raise will be put on your 401(k) benefit contribution. Currently, welders and journeymen on high scale work receive $6.89 per hour and helpers receive $3.48 per hour. With the additional monies, welders and journeymen will receive $9.30 per hour on 401(k) and helpers will receive $4.68 per hour on 401(k).
  • Blue Light Report 2 - March / April 2019
    We recently held our regular January Membership Meeting here in Tulsa, and I am proud to say that we had well over 300 members in attendance.  This was a great turnout for January, with many entering their Union Hall in Tulsa for the very first time. It’s always good to see so many members come to take part in the direction of this Local Union.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - March / April 2019
    “The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence.” - John C. Maxwell
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - March / April 2019
    PIBF at Steward School PIBF’s presentation Thursday afternoon at Steward School will include guest speakers from the Trust Company of Oklahoma who will cover helpful information on our 401(k) plan, along with guidance on Medicare and Social Security.  A representative from Cooper Clinic will also discuss the special pricing available to the membership for their preventative medicine program.  As in the past, the PIBF staff will be available throughout the Steward School for member questions.