July 26, 2016

Long-Term Disability open enrollment begins August 1

SMART Transportation Division has partnered with MetLife to bring our Rail and Bus members the most comprehensive and cost-effective Voluntary Long-Term Disability plans. VLTD insurance helps you protect your income if you suddenly have to stop working due to an accident or illness. VLTD helps ensure that you can continue paying your bills and provide […]

Effective April 1: New administrator for STD & new provider for LTD

Benefits, Premiums stay the same! On Friday, April 1, 2016, a new insurance administrator for Short Term Disability (STD) and a new insurance provider for Long Term Disability (LTD) will be in place for all Bus and Rail members.  Effective on and after April 1, 2016: STD STD for Bus and Rail members will now […]

Disability insurance available to members

Updated: October 1, 2015 Although you may have missed the open enrollment period for the long-term (VLTD) and short-term disability (VSTD) plans, members can still sign up for disability insurance. Members who missed the open enrollment deadline will be subject to pre-existing condition screening, a medical exam and approval.  Additional questions should be directed to […]

Are you eligible for death, dismemberment insurance?

Active and retired railroad employees covered under The Railroad Employees’ National Health and Welfare Plan or The NRC/UTU Health and Welfare Plan may be eligible for Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits from MetLife. For eligible active employees, the death benefit is in most cases $20,000, and there may be an additional AD&D benefit […]

Register with ‘Your Track to Health’ to win iPad

The “Your Track to Health” brand represents the wide array of health and welfare benefits and resources available to eligible railroad employees and their dependents. Whenever you see “Your Track to Health” used on communications and in materials, you can know and trust that the information is important and is being provided to help you […]

Win trip to Washington through UTU PAC contest

The SMART Transportation Division’s Legislative Office in Washington has announced a contest for SMART TD members, with a three-day, two-night, all-expenses-paid trip to our nation’s capital as the grand prize. The SMART TD member who raises and returns the largest amount of UTU PAC fund contributions between July 1 and Labor Day (Sept. 2) will […]

Local 1188 establishes tornado relief fund

Local 1188 at Oklahoma City, Okla., has established a relief fund to assist their brothers and sisters who have been affected by May’s tornado in Moore, Okla. “Several members of Local 1188 and Local 1042 in Oklahoma City have had their homes damaged or completely destroyed. There were also other brothers and sisters of other […]

Are you eligible for death, dismemberment insurance?

Active and retired railroad employees covered under The Railroad Employees’ National Health and Welfare Plan or The NRC/UTU Health and Welfare Plan may be eligible for life and accidental death and Dismemberment benefits from MetLife. For eligible active employees, the death benefit is in most cases $20,000, and there may be an additional AD&D benefit […]

Rail-member vision plan improvements on tap

UTU members covered by the Railroad Employees’ National Vision Plan will see improvements in the program effective Jan. 1 when benefits formerly provided by VSP will be administered by EyeMed Vision Care.  Enhancements include:  • A larger national network of providers, consisting of both independent and retail-affiliated providers;  • Five of the top six eye-care providers […]