As a participant in the Health and Welfare Trust Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 877 and 70, you may be covered by various benefit plans. These plans are designed to provide coverage for all eligible participants and their eligible dependents.

The benefit package may include:

  • A self-funded medical plan administered by Health Plans, Inc.
  • A medical plan using the Harvard Pilgrim PPO & PreferredOne networks.
  • Dental coverage through Delta Dental of Massachusetts (PPO Plus Premier).
  • Cash allowance vision benefit through the Trust Fund.
  • Prescription Drugs are administered through Pharmacy Benefit Manager, OptumRx effective 1/1/2019
  • A hearing aid benefit is available through HearUSA.

*If you would like information regarding these benefits, please contact Melissa Thomas or Jeanne Powers in the Fund Office or call 781-769-5789.

For explanation of commonly used insurance terminology, please click here.


To review the Health and Welfare Fund’s Summary Annual Reports please see below:


PLAN INFORMATION – For more information on the benefits available, please use the links below:

Local 877 Plan Information

Local 70 Plan Information

Allina Plan Information


WELLNESS INITIATIVES –  click here for an overview of the wellness benefits

  • Waiver of Deductible Program:
    • Health professionals stress that regular routine exams are important to help identify risk factors and problems before they become serious.  As a way to encourage members and spouses to visit the doctor annually we will be waiving the annual in-network deductible for those who have their annual check-ups in the previous year!*  Click the following link for more info: Waiver of deductible program
  • Health Coaching:
    • Trestle Tree is a new program being offered by the Health & Welfare Fund to help members manage their health. Whether you have a recent set back in your health for which you could use some guidance managing, want to start a fitness program, or need some extra encouragement in reaching your health and fitness goals Trestle Tree can help!  For more information on this program please see the below links.
  • Telemedicine:  Connect with a physician 24 hours a day/7 day a week using your smart phone, tablet, or computer for minor medical conditions.  Click the following link for more info: Doctor On Demand.  When registering on the Doctor On Demand application, be sure to choose “Health Plans Inc.” as your insurance carrier in order to have the appropriate co-pay applied.



The Health and Welfare Fund has a long-standing relationship with Modern Assistance Programs (MAP) for substance abuse and mental health assistance.  Click here for an overview of the services MAP offers.  If you would like to speak to someone about your needs or those of a family member call MAP at  800-878-2004.  To learn more about MAP visit their website:



Your eligibility for these benefits is specific to the terms of your Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Please check your CBA or contact the Fund office before completing any enrollment forms.







For recent communication sent to participants of the Fund, please see below:

*For more information regarding these benefits, please contact Melissa Thomas in the Fund Office or 781-769-5789.