Have Questions About Your Benefits? These May Help.
How can I obtain information about my Health Benefits?
You can obtain information about your health coverage by calling the Fund’s Office at 516-294-1338 ext. 1776, or by contacting your Union or Funds/Service Representative at ext. 1775. There is also information available on the bulletin boards at your worksite or on your “My Local 338” account.
What benefits do I have other than medical?
Depending on your job status and/or Union contract, you MAY also be eligible for other benefits such as child care, supplemental disability, hearing aid reimbursement, hospital income replacement and more. Please call the Fund’s Office at 516-294-1338 ext. 1776 for further details or visit your “My Local 338” account.
I’m a part-timer, what benefits do I receive as a Local 338 member?
Answer: Depending on your Union contract, you MAY be eligible for benefits such as child care, supplemental disability, hearing aid reimbursement, hospital income replacement and more. Please call the Fund’s Office at 516-294-1338 ext. 1776 for further details or visit your “My Local 338” account.
I have a question about a medical claim. Who do I speak to?
Any questions about claims should be directed to one of the representatives in the Medical Claims Call Center at 516- 294-1338 ext. 1776. You can also access your closed medical claims by logging in to your “My Local 338” account.
How do I get information about my optical and dental benefits?
As a full or part-time member who participates in the Local 338 Benefits Fund, you qualify for optical and dental benefits. For information on your eligibility please contact Damisi Akinkuowo at 516- 294-1338 ext. 1324.
Who do I speak to about my retirement benefits?
For answers to specific questions about your pension or annuity, please contact The Local 338 Retirement Department at 516- 294-1338 ext. 1305. Active members can also find more information about their retirement benefits by logging in to your “My Local 338” account.
How do I get information about my prescription benefits?
If you are a participant in a Local 338 Health & Welfare plan, and need information about your eligibility or your plan, you can call the Fund Office's Prescription Department at 516- 294-1338 ext. 1223.
Are there any educational programs or scholarships that are available to me as a Local 338 member?
Local 338 and their dependents are eligible for a number of scholarship opportunities that can be applied towards the costs of higher education. Different scholarships are offered by Local 338 Charities, Union Plus, and our International Unions: the RWDSU and UFCW. To find out more, including about qualifications and deadlines, or to start the application process, log into your “My Local 338” account.
All Local 338 members and their dependents are also eligible for the UFCW Free College program, which lets you earn an associate’s degree and certain professional certifications at an accredited college at no cost to you! These courses are all online and as a result, do not have any charges for books or other fees. More information about this, as well as how to start the application process, can be found on your “My Local 338” account.
What is the Member Assistance Program (MAP)?
The Local 338 MAP is designed to support our members who may be struggling with problems affecting their personal life in order to help them achieve a better quality of life. We all face personal issues, and sometimes they can be overwhelming. Whether it is mental health or substance abuse referrals or other community support, MAP helps you navigate through the process of receiving help, and is strictly confidential. For more information or to speak to the MAP Director, please call 516-294-1338 ext. 1304.