The Plumbers Local 68 Benefit Funds are each Taft-Hartley Trusts regulated by ERISA. The Plans of Benefits developed under these Trusts are self administered by the Board of Trustees and exist to provide Health, Welfare and Retirement benefits to Employees of the Employer contractors signatory to various Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) and Participation Agreements between UA Plumbers Local 68 and those Employers.

These Plans do not constitute a contract of employment. Those employment issues are covered by the CBAs and/or Participation Agreements. Employees and Participants must satisfy all eligibility rules of the Plans to qualify for any benefit described. The Trustees have full and exclusive authority in their sole discretion to determine all questions of coverage and eligibility. Specific information on each Plan is contained in the Summary Plan Description(s) which are included on this Website. We have also provided general access to various Forms and Notices related to day to day Fund Operations.

Specific information regarding any Participant is only available through Login, under secure password protected access.

The existence and operation of the Trust Funds and the Plans of benefits is a joint effort by the Signatory Contractors and UA Plumbers Local 68 to provide the best possible Health, Welfare, and Retirement Benefits. These benefits are provided from the Trusts’ assets, which are accumulated through the contribution provisions of the CBAs and Participation Agreements. This Website represents the Trustees’ goal of providing access to the Trusts’ and Plans’ information and the Individual Participant information through a secure source. This Website also provides Quick Links to several of our related affiliates; these can be accessed through the Links menu item above.

As always, if you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Fund Office: (713) 869-2592 or toll-free 1-800-833-2980.

Disclosure of Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan

The Trustees believe this plan is a “grandfathered health plan” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act). As permitted by the Affordable Care Act, a grandfathered health plan can preserve certain basic health coverage that was already in effect when that law was enacted. Being a grandfathered health plan means that your plan may not include certain consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act that apply to other plans, For example, the requirement for the provision of preventative health services without any cost sharing. However, grandfathered health plans must comply with certain other consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act, for example, the elimination of lifetime limits on benefits.

Questions regarding which protections apply and which protections do not apply to a grandfathered health plan and what might cause a plan to change from grandfathered health plan status can be directed to the plan administrator at:

  • 468 Link Road
  • Post Office Box 8726
  • Houston, Texas 77249-8726
  • (713) 869-2592 or (800) 833 2980.

You may also contact the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor at 1-866-444-3272 or website has a table summarizing which protections do and do not apply to grandfathered health plans.

This section of the website describes General information about Health Benefits through the Group Protection Plan. A Participant’s Specific and Personal information can be accessed ONLY through the secure password protected Login found in the upper right-hand corner of the website. By continuing to view the Public Contents of the Website, many questions can be answered.