Member Benefits
Health & Welfare

Contained in these pages are the Summary Description Plans for your Health and Welfare and Pensions. These explain your benefits for each Pension and Health & Welfare Plan. There are two pension plans: Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension.

Tilesetters and Finishers participate in the following plans:
* Northern California Tile Industry Defined Benefit Plan
* Northern California Tile Industry Defined Contribution Plan
* Northern California Tile Industry Health and Welfare Plan
Summary Plan Description (click here)
– Summary Plan Description (Spanish Version) (click here)
* Tile Benefits:

San Francisco Bricklayers and Marblesetters and Marble Finishers are in the following plans:
* B.A.C. Local No. 3 Health & Welfare Plan
» Summary Plan Description (click here)

Monterey Bricklayers participate in the following plans:
* B.A.C. Local No. 3 Health & Welfare Plan
» Summary Plan Description (click here)

All other Bricklayers and PCC are in the following plans:
* B.A.C. Local No. 3 Pension Plan
* B.A.C. Local No. 3 Defined Contribution Pension Plan
* B.A.C. Local No. 3 Health & Welfare Plan
»Summary Plan Description (click here)
* Brick Benefits:
* BAC 3: www.BAC3-brickbenefits.org
>Email: staff@BAC3-brickbenefits.org

Each Trust consists of an equal number of Union and Contractor Trustees as prescribed by Federal Labor Laws. Each side has one vote and all action must be taken by a majority decision. The Defined Benefit Pension Plans employ an Actuary who determines the funded status of each plan based upon financial and demographic considerations. All of the plans employ an attorney who insures that each plan is in legal compliance, an auditor who audits all of the records of the plan, and an Investment Consultant who advised on where we should put our money. The Health & Welfare Plans also have a Consultant who advises on the overall health of the trust. All monies are distributed by the Administrator. The trust is audited once a year and must file an IRS Form 5500, all of which are available to members. If you don’t find what you are looking for or for suggestions please contact us through e-mail or phone 1-800-281-8781.

Northern California Tile Industry
HEALTH & WELFARE TRUST FUND

Tile Setters and Finishers

Trustees

Union Contractors
Richard Romanski, Chairman
Richard Hill., Secretary
Troy Garland
Dave Newman
Dorsey Hellums Rich Della Maggiore
 Steve Vogel  Ryan Hagan
David Jackson
 Jordan O’Brien
Dave Tafoya Rich Papapeitro Jr., (alternate) 
 

 

Legal Counsel – Rapheal Shannon Kraw, Kraw Law Group
Investment Consultant – Jennifer Mink, IPS
Administrator – Desiree Eaton, BeneSys Administrators
Consultant – Wayne Mendez, Rael & Letson
Auditor – Vincent Rogers/Geoffrey Kramer, McMenomy & Associates CPAs LLP
Collection Attorney – Lori Nord, Kraw Law Group


B.A.C. Local 3
Health and Welfare

Bricklayers, PCC, Marble Setters and Finishers

Trustees

Union Contractors
Gary Peifer, Chairman
Robert Filippi, Secretary
Troy Garland Ron Bennett
Ryan Ruf David Filippi
Steve Kantoniemi Rich Della Maggiore
J. Colin Johnson Josh Estrella
Lenny Paredes  Eddie Lourenco         
 

Legal Counsel – Raphael Shannon Kraw, Kraw Law Group
Administrator – Desiree Eaton, BeneSys Administrators
Auditor – Vincent Rogers/Geoffrey Kramer, McMenomy & Associates CPAs LLP
Consultant – Wayne Menbdez, Rael & Letson
Investment Consultant – Brian Hicks, IPS LLC

 

Local 3 Pensions

Trustees

Union Contractors
Gary Peifer, Chairman
Ron Bennett, Secretary
Troy Garland
 Eddie Lourenco
Ryan Ruf Josh Estrella
Steve Kantoniemi
Tom Sneed
   

Lawyer – Lisa Schwantz/Stephanie Sorenson, Kraw Law Group
Administrator – Desiree Eaton, BeneSys Administrators
Auditor – Vincent Rogers/Geiffrey Kramer, McMenomy & Associates CPAs LLP
Actuary – David Venuti, Venuti & Associates

Northern California Tile Industry
DEFINED BENEFIT & DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PENSION TRUST FUNDS

Tilesetters and Finishers
Trustees

Union Contractors
Richard Romanski, Chairman
 Richard Hill, Esq., Secretary
Troy Garland
Dave Newman
Steve Vogel  Rich Della Maggiore
 Dorsey Hellums Ryan Hagan
Dave Jackson Jordon O’Brien
Dave Tafoya Richard Papapietro, Jr. (alternate)
 

Legal Counsel – Raphael Shannon Kraw, Kraw Law Group
Administrator – Desiree Eaton, BeneSys Administrators
Actuary – Wendy Londa, Rael & Letson
Auditor – Vincent Rogers/Geoffrey Kramer, McMenomy & Associates CPAs LLP
Investment Consultant – Jennifer Mink, IPS LLC

Members are entitled to the two Local pension and one IU pension. The two Local pensions are the Defined Benefit Plan and the Defined Contribution Plan. The IU Pension is a Defined Benefit Plan.

The Defined Benefit Plans you are vested after 5 years of credited service. The normal Retirement Age is generally at the age of 60, although this varies a bit for each Plan. This type of Plan is a traditional pension plan where you are generally paid a monthly pension for the rest of your life. The Plans also have disability retirement.

The Defined Contribution Plan is similar to a 401 (k) Plan, although the Plan is funded by employer contributions only. You can receive a lump sum, rollover to your IRA (Individual Retirement Account) or monthly installments upon qualified retirement or disability. Some plans allow you to take loans from your pension for buying a home or a medical emergency. Check your plan for eligibility and rules.

Tips

You should begin to prepare for retirement 2 years prior to your expected retirement date. Defined Contributions Plan distributions should be rolled over to an IRA if at all possible because if taken in a lump sum the full amount is taxable in the year of receipt whereas in an IRA you are taxed only as you withdraw the money and the balance stays in a tax deferred environment.

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