Health & Welfare

As a progressive leader in our industry, Local 919 is dedicated to service and is proud of the wide range of services and benefits provided to our membership. As a result of our successful collective bargaining, Local 919’s full-time and part-time members whom qualify, enjoy extensive health related benefits administered by the Health and Welfare Fund. This Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of both Labor and Management representation, and complies with the guidelines of the ERISA Act of 1974.

If your particular Collective Bargaining Agreement dictates, the Fund offers comprehensive Medical and Dental programs, Vision Care plan, Prescription Drug plan, as well as Life and Disability insurance coverage. All members must meet the eligibility requirements in order to receive these benefits.

For information concerning specific benefits or eligibility requirements, please contact the Health & Welfare Office at the telephone numbers listed below:

Insurance and Pension Departments:
Food Stores: 860-677-8118
Non-Food Stores: 860-677-8671
Within Connecticut: 1-800-842-2214
Outside Connecticut: 1-800-243-2014

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You can use an urgent care center for things such as minor cuts, burns and sprains, fever and flu symptoms, joint or low back pain, and urinary tract infections.
· Average urgent care center cost: $176*
· Average hospital ER cost: $2,259*

For more information on where to go when you need care, please visit or call 800.768.4695

* Costs are based on Cigna internal analysis of national 2016 averages of participating facilities; actual cost may vary by location, facility and the type or level of services received

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Did you know that if you go to Quest or LabCorp, you can get the same quality
service and save up to 75%?*

· Average Quest or LabCorp cost: $10.46*
· Average other lab cost: $27.59*
· Average outpatient hospital lab cost: $62.98*

For more information on where to go when you need care, please visit or call 800.768.4695
* Based on an internal Cigna national study of 2016 lab utilization data, costs and discounts. Actual costs will vary.


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