August 23, 2016

Insurance information for retiring yardmasters

UTU-member yardmaster nearing retirement wishing to maintain their current connection with Minnesota Life to retain a supplemental $2,000 life insurance benefit should contact the Yardmaster Department at the UTU International office to obtain an enrollment form.

Please note, you must enroll within 60 days of your last day worked to receive this coverage.

Contact the UTU International by calling (216) 228-9400, or by email to

Along with the enrollment form, members must remit a one-time $20 charge to Minnesota Life to retain the coverage. The charge is required by Minnesota Life due to its contract with participating railroads.

To retain the coverage, send the form, along with a check made payable to “Minnesota Life Insurance” in the amount of $20 to: United Transportation Union, 24950 Country Club Blvd., Suite 340, North Olmsted, OH 44070-5333.

Upon receipt, the UTU will certify your continued coverage and forward the check to the insurance company with your enrollment information.

On the form, please include the name of the railroad, the last date worked, your date of birth, your Social Security number and the date you applied for your retirement annuity.