BURIAL EXPENSE FUND
KEEPING UP-TO-DATE BENEFICIARY FORMS
Brothers and Sisters, it is important to keep your beneficiary forms up-to-date in the event something happens to you.
There are certain requirements in the Local 12 By-Laws under Article XXI, Burial Expense Fund which specify the conditions in which benefits are paid by Local 12 to the beneficiary.
Section 6 of Article XXI reads every member shall be required to designate a beneficiary upon the form supplied by the Local Union and from time to time thereafter may change the name of the beneficiary in like manner.
It shall be the duty of the beneficiary to pay the funeral expenses or reimburse the person who has paid it to the extent of the benefit allowed herein and the Local Union shall have the option of paying or reimbursing such amounts directly and reducing the amount so paid from the amount otherwise payable to the beneficiary.
If a member does not have a beneficiary form, then Local 12 refers to Section 7 of the By-Laws which spells out in order exactly how benefits are paid.
The International Union of Operating Engineers Constitution spells out in Article XX its Death Benefits Policy which every member should read and comply with Section 9 designating your beneficiary (www.iuoe.org).