There are no costs to members for these benefits, except for certain Pre-Paid Legal expenses and modest pharmacy co-pays.
To be eligible for the benefits below, you must participate in each benefit and work for an employer who contributes to each respective fund. You must be enrolled prior to using any benefits.
For full benefit rules, read each benefit’s summary plan description.
Summary of Benefits
|See health eligibility rules.||See a summary of health benefits online or read the Health Summary Plan Description (Health SPD July 2014).|
|All members can participate after employer’s probationary period||Members can contribute from 1% up to 25% of their pre-tax wages (to a max of $17,000 for 2012) into an individual 401(k) account. Enrollment is available twice a year for plan entry on July 1st and January 1st. An additional $5,500 in “catch-up” contributions are allowed in 2012 for members age 50 and older.|
|At least 5 years of Covered Employment once you are a Plan participant||Currently, if you worked at least 5 years (with at least 1,000 hours per year) in Covered Employment, you may be eligible to receive a pension payable upon “normal retirement age”. Prior to 1999, you must have worked at least 10 years (with at least 1,000 hours per year).
We urge you to read important rules and requirements in the Pension Fund Summary Plan Description.
|Available after one year of Covered Employment||Attorney services provided for general telephone and office consultation, including negotiation and document preparation. Out-of-pocket costs must be paid by the member, such as court filing fees, transcript fees and travel expenses. Other terms and restrictions apply. Local attorneys are provided by American Legal Services, Inc.|
|Member must be actively working & work 1,000 hours per year for five consecutive years. (Special rules may apply for Club members). See applicant criteria.||The scholarship competition awards a limited number of scholarships each year to reward students who have worked hard toward achieving their goals and to encourage them to continue to strive for excellence.
Applicants must be covered dependents who are high school seniors planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the fall.
|9 months for most courses||Training courses provide members the opportunity to advance their job skills and/or learn the necessary skills for another position in the hotel industry. Regularly offered sessions include banquet server, computer skills, plumbing mechanic, electrical mechanic and boiler mechanic classes. All new courses are announced in the Hotel Voice. For information about banquet certification, contact us at the ITP Training Center at (718) 361-5100.|
|Must work to age 62 or older and receive a pension with 20 years of Covered Employment||A $1,000 Special Death Benefit will be issued to a designated beneficiary in the event of the Pensioner’s death. (Benefit will not be paid to a working Pensioner with life insurance with the Health Benefits Fund.)|