Member Assistance Program
Beginning October 1st, 2023
What services will the new Member Assistance Program provide you?
The MCASF Local 725 Health & Welfare Trust is pleased to introduce a new Members Assistance Program designed to help Local 725 members and their covered family members cope with the many personal and work challenges that we all encounter from time to time. For example, you may need confidential assistance managing stress or depression, learning new parenting skills, or finding a nursing home for a loved one. This new program, the Ulliance Life Advisor Member Assistance Program, provides many services including short-term counseling for mental health issues, coaching, crisis intervention, and community resources.
Other examples of areas of assistance include:
Counseling to help you manage stress, anxiety, and depression.
Substance abuse counseling.
Family issues counseling.
We think this program will be very helpful for you and your family members who are covered under the health plan.
Read the Introductory letter to this
How is it funded? This new program is funded by the MCASF Local 725 Health & Welfare fringe benefit contribution paid by employers on behalf of eligible Local 725 members. The many services covered by the program will be provided to covered Local 725 members and their family members at no charge.
Who should I contact with questions? As with all fringe benefits provided for under the terms of the MCASF Local 725 labor contract, this program will be administered by Benefit Services. If you have questions, please contact Benefit Services.
When does the program go into effect? These new members assistance services became available on October 1, 2023.
How will Local 725 members and their covered family members be informed about the program?
Making sure that all Local 725 members are aware of this new program & the services that it provides is a top priority. With that in mind, the following outreach events are planned:
Throughout the month of September, Benefit Services will share information with you via US mail and E-Mail.
Benefit Services is coordinating virtual presentations to take place during employers' monthly safety meetings.
How can you help support this effort?
Benefit Services regularly sends out helpful information on all benefits administered by our office. You can help ensure that we are reaching your covered family members by signing up for our newsletters & important announcements.
Spread the word: Please encourage your Local 725 brothers and sisters to watch their mail and emails.