UFCW Local 1262 & Employer Benefit Funds

President Harvey Whille's PhotoA Message from UFCW Local 1262 President Harvey Whille

Our members health and well-being — as well as knowing they will have a secure future when they retire — is important to all of us here at Local 1262. That is why we consistently negotiate a comprehensive package of benefits with your employers during our collective bargaining sessions. These benefits are what set you apart from non-union workers in your industry and help you and your family enjoy a healthier, secure lifestyle.

To the left you will find a list of the various benefits offered to our members. Click on the link to be directed to those services, forms, etc.

For a list of health benefit coverage specific to you, click on the link for the company you work for (listed alphabetically at the bottom of the list).

Health care and pension benefits are unique to every individual. I invite you to review this information and, if you have questions, to call our Health & Welfare Office for personal assistance at 1-800-522-4161 (Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

As always, I consider it a privilege to represent you and to protect you and your family’s health and well-being.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURE — MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

REMEMEBER: If you are experiencing a mental health crisis – especially the urge to harm yourself or others — call 911 immediately or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

Mental health involves our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Many factors contribute to our mental health including biological and genetic factors, life experiences (such as trauma or abuse), family history of mental health issues, substance abuse and more.

Early warning signs of mental health problems include eating or sleeping too much or too little; low or no energy; feeling helpless or hopeless; mood swings; feeling on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared; thinking of harming yourself or others; inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school.

Our mental health provider — Beacon Health Options — maintains a continuously updated and trusted behavioral health and wellness website (Achieve Solutions) that not only provides you with lists of providers and services but also has thousands of articles on a wide range of mental health issues.

To find a Mental Health Professional or Mental Health Services – or information on mental wellness click on the link below.  Once there, click on the “Login” tab at the top right of the page to log-in or register for the site (user name and password required).

Beacon Health Achieve Solutions

You can also call 1-800-843-5503 for personal assistance any time of day or night.

NOTE:  If a Member with UFCW Local 1262 medical benefits goes to the ER or requires hospitalization they must call Horizon Provider Services at 800 624-1110 to ensure the hospital is in their network.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS CAN HELP

New Jersey

NJ MentalHealthCares HelpLine For Mental Health Referrals 866 202-4357 (HELP) — 8am – 8pm Mon – Fri

Dial 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735) NJ Suicide Prevention Hotline

NJ Domestic Violence 24 Hour Toll-Free Hotline 800 572-7233 (SAFE)

NJ Addictions Hotlines 844 276-2777 or 800 238-2333  (Locates treatment for uninsured and underinsured individuals)

NJ Council on Compulsive Gambling 800 426-2537 (800-Gambler)

New York

New York State Office of Mental Health – Mental Health Service Providers 1-800-597-8481.

NY State HOPEline 877 846-7369 24/7 alcoholism, drug abuse & problem gambling.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania County Mental Health System (No general phone number)

http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/mentalhealthservices/index.htm 

Pennsylvania Alcohol and Drug Services by County 800 662-4357 (for treatment or to request financial assistance for treatment)

National Hotlines

  • 24/7 Treatment Referral Line   800 662-4357 (HELP)
  • National Suicide Prevention and Veterans Life Line 800 273-8255 (TALK)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline       800 985-5990