Mechanics' Dispatch

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The Benefits Committee has been successful in obtaining voluntary ancillary benefits from AFLAC. These benefits are in addition to the benefits offered by United and have been made available by the contract language found in Article 16 J. The products that AFLAC will be offering are Whole Life, Critical Illness, Accident and Short-Term Disability. As a voluntary product you may choose any combination of the offered plans or none, the choice is yours.  

One of the many advantages of these AFLAC products is that they will be portable. That means that should you retire or decide to leave United Airlines at any time, you may take these products with you, with no change in benefits or cost for the rest of your life. 

AFLAC enrollment specialists have already started enrolling members in Hawaii, Guam, Cleveland and Denver and will be visiting stations across the system. Each Station will be given advanced notice of when the enrollment specialists will be attending your station, so stay tuned! Members will have the ability to learn about AFLAC's products and enroll with an AFLAC representative either by phone or in person at your respective stations. What's better is that the premiums will be paid through payroll deduction. 

You will have three weeks to sign up from the date visits start at your station to secure the guarantee issue, which comes with this initial sign up. After the enrollment period ends, members will have to wait until next year’s open enrollment period to participate. Guaranteed issue means “no medical questions will be asked.” We anticipate that enrolling our 10,000+ members will run through the first quarter of 2018, so please be patient. 

Attached is a description of the plans being offered. 




Your Benefits Committee:


Ken Meidnger International Representative

Vinny Graziano International Representative

Mike Moats CLE        James Johns DEN      John Pangelinan Guam

Moki Kim HNL                      Bob Clever IAH          Dominic Fierro IAH

Audery Scates LAX    Gary Kagel MCO      Larry Calhoun NYA

Mike Pecararo ORD   Steve Loone SFO