YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE ANNUITY PLAN
Receive Information About Your Plan and Benefits
Examine, without charge, at the Fund Administrator's office and at other specified locations, such as worksites and union halls, all documents governing the Plan, including insurance contracts and collective bargaining agreements, and a copy of the latest annual report
(Form 5500 Series) files by the Plan with the U.S. Department of Labor and available at the Public Disclosure Room of the Pension and Welfare Benefit Administration.
Obtain, upon written request to the Fund Administrator, copies of documents governing the operation of the Plan, including insurance contracts and collective bargaining agreements, and copies of the latest annual report (Form 5500 Series) and updated summary plan description.
The administrator may make a reasonable charge for the copies.
Receive a summary of the Plan's annual financial report. The Fund Administrator is required by law to furnish each participant with a copy of this summary annual report.
Obtain a statement telling you whether you have a right to receive a pension at a normal retirement age and if so, what your benefits would be at normal retirement age if you stop working under the Plan now.
Prudent Actions by Plan Fiduciaries
In addition to creating rights for plan participants, ERISA imposes duties upon the people who are reponsible for the operation of the employee benefit plan.
Know Your Rights
If your claim for a pension benefit is denied or ignored, in whole or in part, you have a right to know why this was done, to obtain copies of documents relating to the decision without charge, and to appeal any denial, all within certain time schedules.
Assistance With Your Questions
If you have any questions about the Annuity Plan, you should contact the Fund Office at (718) 939-1489.