We currently have more members who have tested positive for COVID-19 than we have at any point since this pandemic began. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths across the United States are rising. Take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
We at Local 2222 know what it means to stand united with our Union Brothers & Sisters. Let’s show our solidarity with frontline workers – nurses, police, firefighters, EMS, teachers, grocery workers, postal workers – by wearing our masks, by practicing social distancing, by adhering to all guidelines in place. Let’s keep them safe, keep our co-workers safe, keep ourselves safe, so we can all make it safely home to our families.
Eligible Verizon employees have the option to defer their entire CPS award into their Verizon Savings Plan account. Employees who wish to defer their CPS award must take action between January 4th 2021 and February 5th 2021.
Employees who choose not to defer will receive their CPS award on March 5th, 2021 in a separate paycheck/direct deposit.
The letter below, which details the steps to take if you choose to defer your CPS, will be emailed to all employees. Employees on a leave of absence or disability absence will receive the letter in the mail.
Please be advised that if you have applied for a COVID-19 LOA, including if you have been instructed to quarantine, the Verizon HR COVID-19 Group will contact you via email, using the email address you provided when completing the LOA form. Please check your email frequently.
The IBEW & CWA reached an agreement with Verizon to extend the Work at Home Agreement through April 30, 2021. Click HERE to read the agreement.
We have also reached an agreement to extend Home Garaging through February 28, 2021. Click HERE to read the agreement.
We have an opportunity to flip the United States Senate in favor of working people by winning the 2 runoff elections for U.S. Senate in Georgia on January 5th. We have joined with the national AFL-CIO and the Georgia AFL-CIO to plug into their member to member phone bank program and we need your help! Volunteer shifts are available Monday through Saturday each week and training will be provided by the national AFL-CIO. Please consider volunteering for this important election. If you are interested or would like more information please contact MA AFL-CIO Senior Organizer Brian Dunn at email@example.com.
Housing Families is working to end family homelessness by providing safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing, so families can remain together.
Each year local 2222 supports Housing Families throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season. This year, due to the pandemic, Housing Families has asked that we donate gift cards for their families. This will help keep the families safe and allow flexibility during these unprecedented times.
These are the most needed Gift Cards:
Stop & Shop / Market Basket
Gift cards can be given to your steward. Housing Families has requested all donations be delivered by December 11, 2020. If you would prefer, you can use the link below to donate to the IBEW 2222 Benevolent Fund and we will purchase and deliver the gift cards.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to earn a full $100 credit on your 2021 medical plan contributions.All you need to do is complete one of the five healthy actions below. One of these actions must be completed, even if you have completed the Health Assessment in the past.
Get a biometric screeningeither at home or at a Quest Patient Service Center. If you’ve already ordered the at-home kit, now’s the time to return it. To schedule, go to My Health Vault on WellConnect and click on the left column to sign in to Quest.
Participate in a volunteer activityin your local community. Visit the Verizon Volunteer Portal to get ideas, or choose a volunteer activity that’s important to you.
Participate in WebMD Coachingto startan achievable plan created by an expert coach.
Complete a WebMD Health Assessmentin a few minutes online and learn how to improve your health. If you’ve previously taken a Health Assessment, you’ll need to either complete a new one or complete one of the four other healthy actions.
Choose a Primary Care Physician or complete an annual wellness visit to get the most from your health benefits, including yearly checkups, screenings and immunizations. If you already have a PCP, then you can complete an annual wellness visit with your healthcare provider.
To get started, go to the Verizon HealthZone and log in with your username and password. Then select Wellness Incentives in the top navigation. If you need help resetting your username and password, contact WebMD Customer Service at 1.855.326.5097. Select option 1 for Customer Service, then press 0 to speak with a representative.
Please allow up to 5 business days for your $100 wellness credit to be reflected on your annual benefits summary. You’re eligible to receive a $100 wellness credit once, whether you complete one or more of the five healthy actions.
To ensure your credit is reflected in your first check of 2021, you must complete one of the above actions no later 12/1/20
If you complete the action after 12/1/20 but before 12/31/20 you will receive full credit for 2021, but this will not be reflected in the first few pay periods.
Actions completed in 2021 will result in a prorated credit.
Effective immediately, Sedgwick will add the FMLA Medical Authorization Form to the Short Term Disability (STD) packet sent at the start of an absence. This change due to feedback received from the Department of Labor that two separate authorizations are required. Previously, only one authorization was included in the packet for both FMLA and STD claims.
All employees will need to complete both the:
FMLA Authorization (Voluntary Authorization to Seek Clarification or Authentication on FMLA and/or State FMLA Certification)
STD authorization (Medical Authorization) in order for Sedgwick to contact the health care provider regarding either the FMLA or STD claim.
Join Dan McCarthy in an important and informative webinar regarding the current EIPP.
Can you afford to Retire?
How do you take Severance?
Should you take Lump Sum or Pension?
For over 18 years Dan has worked closely with VZ retirees, developing individual Retirement Income Plans. Having a brother in the Warwick, RI location and a nephew in the local 2322, Dan takes a personal approach to your retirement.
Below is an introduction video to “meet” Dan as well as links to register for the upcoming webinar(s).