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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

Step Out - Walk to Stop Diabetes

IBEW, Local 824 has a team in this years Step-Out: Walk to STOP Diabetes.  The walk will be on Saturday, October 18th 2014.  The location is Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Elleby at pelleby [at] ibew824 [dot] org.

To join our team or to donate to an IBEW team member, please click the link below:

IBEW 824 Step-Out Team Page

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



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

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

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, 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, 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.

National Group Protection Open Enrollment

The open enrollment for supplemental benefits provided by National Group Protection will begin on August 1st and close on August 31st, 2014.  This is a benefit option only provided to members of IBEW, Local 824.  This benefit is NOT associated with any benefits provided by Verizon.  This benefit is voluntary to all members. Information will be mailed to all members sometime in July.  To view info, click the link below:

NGP Supplemental Benefits

Nactel Virtual Open House

Online Telecommunications Education from NACTEL

So, you think that it is too late or too hard to get the degree to help put you in charge of your career?

NACTEL’s Telecommunications education is designed specifically for working adults like you.

• High quality education provided by Pace University, and recently awarded by U.S. News and World Report
• Instructor-led courses via state of the art delivery
• Aligned to technical career paths in your industry
• Selected and managed by leading telecom organizations as well as the IBEW

NACTEL give you choices for your technical education

A.S. Degrees
• Telecom
• Video
• Mobile Technology
• Networking
• Wireless Networking
• CyberSecurity (coming soon)

B.S. Degrees
• Professional Technology - Telecom Concentration
• Technology Management

M.S. Degree
• Internet Technology

These credentials are stackable, so there are no wasted courses when moving up the educational ladder with NACTEL.

Take the first step and attend a Virtual Open House on July 9 to hear from and ask questions of the university staff. It is quick and easy! Register at

To learn more about these NACTEL programs, visit  

Healthcare Open Enrollment

We have been notified that the Open Enrollment for the healthcare changes (CORE/Enterprise Delivery employees) will take place from June 25th through July 9th.  There will be a healthcare comparison of the PPO and EPO options presented at ALL Unit Meetings in the month of June.  There will also be 2 additional meetings at the Union Hall on Wednesday, June 11th and Tuesday, June 24th, both beginning at 10:00 a.m. for any member that cannot attend a Unit Meeting this month.  
Please plan on attending your Unit Meeting this month.

There will be a meeting on Monday, June 9th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 14501 Hotel Rd., Mirimar, Fl for all members in the South Florida area.

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