Jamestown First Aid & CPR Training

The SMW #112 Jamestown Area JATC will be conducting First Aid/CPR training at the IBEW Local 106 Union Hall, 322 James Avenue, Jamestown, NY on April 16th, 2024, beginning at 5:00PM sharp. The class should take about 4 to 5 hours depending on the number in attendance. Chautauqua Safety Village will be the trainer.

ProFlex HRA Card Update

ProFlex has recently been purchased by BRI Resource, LLC.  We are currently in the early stages of beginning the migration from the ProFlex website to the BRI website.  The information that we have received thus far from ProFlex is that new HRA cards will be issued and mailed to our participating members in late April 2024, with an effective date of May 1, 2024.  There will also be a new website/phone app for BRI so that you can track your HRA card usage.  This website works similarly to how ProFlex works.  Once we receive any new/additional information from ProFlex/BRI, we will post to our website so that you can add the app to your phone and create a new login.

Empower Annuity Loan Address Change

If you currently have a loan through Empower that you are making payments on, then the address you mail your quarterly loan payments to has been changed to the following:

Empower Life & Annuity Ins. Co. of NY
PO Box 825733
Philadelphia, PA  19182-5733

You may still use your current payment booklet, but be sure to send your quarterly payment to the address listed above.

Balance Billing – Medical Bills Info

Please refer to the document below regarding your rights and protections against surprise medical bills.

HRA Benny Cards Through Pro-Flex

The CARES Act was signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020 as an additional piece of legislation crafted to help Americans during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We now have additional information to share regarding the new legislation.

For employees who are currently enrolled in our Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Pro-Flex has added a short list of CARES Act FAQ’s to their website. Pro-Flex has also shared some guidelines regarding items that are newly eligible for reimbursement. A comprehensive FSA eligibility list is available on the Pro-Flex website under the “Resources” menu.

If you have any questions regarding this, please call the customer service number on the back of your Benny Card – 716-633-2073.

Labels & Safety

Make labeling, scanning, and reporting a priority. And use the label app to make using the labels easier and faster. Labels Protect YOU! Get the label app: Text SMART to 90975

SMWIA Code of Excellence Program

Our Code of Excellence program is designed for SMWIA local unions to promote and establish a uniform best practices format that will instill a sense of pride in the union and bring out the best from all our members.