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Sisters and Brothers in need

Please click on the link below to view a request from Presendent Ed Hill for assistance for our fellow Brothers and Sisters who are on currently on strike with Fairpoint communications.


Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) List of Eligible Expenses

The link below will show the list of eligible expenses for the HRA debit card.  This is the same list you can view at the Verizon Benefits page.

List of Eligible Expenses

January General Meeting date change

The General meeting which was scheduled for Friday January 2, 2015 has been moved to Friday January 9, 2015. We hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends.

2014 4th QTR ISP/Surplus Announcement

The Union has been notified of an ISP/Surplus in multiple classifications. Please click on the link below to view all classifications/locations declared surplus.

 2014 4th Qtr Surplus



The below timeline outlines important dates

November 5, 2014          ISP Election period opens
November 18, 2014        ISP Election period closes
December 6, 2014          Last Day Active for surplus volunteers

NACTEL Fall Promotion

Please click the link below to view information on Fall classes being offered and also information regarding a "virtual open house" that will be conducted on September 16th.


2014 3rd Quarter ISP/Surplus Announcement

The Union was notified today of a Surplus/ISP offering in several classifications within Verizon of Florida.  All classifications have been deemed a Voluntary surplus.  Please click the link below to view the classifications/locations declared surplus.

The below timeline outlines important dates:

August 13, 2014           Employee Notification - Packages mailed to employees
August 20, 2014           ISP Election period opens
September 2, 2014       ISP Election period closes
September 20, 2014     Last Day Active for accepted surplus volunteers



National Group Protection - Supplemental Benefit Plans / Open Enrollment

IBEW Local 824 is pleased to announce the 3rd Open Enrollment for Supplemental Insurance to all of its' members.  These voluntary benefits were designed to enhance and compliment your existing employer’s benefit package.  The Local has made available several benefits to help members protect their financial well-being.

  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Whole Life Insurance

This program is only available to active members of IBEW Local 824.  You will need your membership number to access the enrollment system (A postcard from NGP was mailed to your home last week and your IBEW membership number is on this card).  Premiums will be conveniently collected via monthly bank draft so please reference a check to determine your Account and Routing Number.

Please click the link below for information and to enroll:

The Online ID is your ibew membership number (located on the postcard you received, highlighted in gold)
Password - ibew

OPEN ENROLLMENT IS FROM AUGUST 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST.

NGP OPEN ENROLLMENT 2014

If you have any questions regarding the open enrollment, please contact National Group Protection at (800) 344-9016.



Central Labor Council - Labor Day Picnic

The West Central Florida Central Labor Council will have the Labor Day Picnic at Lupton's Boggy Bottom Ranch on Monday, September 1, 2014.  

Admission is free to the event but tickets for food/drink are $12 per person at the event.

Local 824 has purchased tickets for any member/family member that would like to attend at no charge.  If you would like to attend, please contact Michelle Agne at the Union Hall.

To view/print/post flier for the picnic in your work locations, please click the link below:

2014 CLC Labor Day Picnic

July General Meeting

As a reminder, the General Meeting was moved from Friday, July 4 to Friday, July 11th.  This meeting date change was approved by the 5th District Vice-President and read on the floor of the General Meeting after it was approved.

Healthcare Open Enrollment June 25-July 9

Open enrollment began today and runs through July 9th.  When you sign on to verizonbenefitsconnections.com, you will see a link that says:

Click here for Special Enrollment

You will use this link to make your selections for the remainder of 2014.  To view the Summary Benefit Description for both the PPO and the EPO option, follow the instructions below:

On the main page of verizonbenefitsconnection.com, click on the “library” tab in the red header on the top of the page.  Under the block that says “Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDS), click on the link that says “show more links.”

The 6th and 7th link on the left that say:

2014 National EPO West SBC

2014 National PPO West SBC

These are the 2 options available to the members of Local 824.  the information on the 2 links above are 8 pages long and have a lot of information.  If you need any further assistance, please 1st call the 800 number on the back of your BCBS insurance card.  If you have further questions, please contact your Rep at the Hall.

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