6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, Illinois 60525
Phone: (708) 639-9004
Fax: (708) 639-9005
Frequently Asked Questions
A coalition is a group of organizations or individuals gathering together for a common purpose.
For the MEBFC, it means Taft-Hartley Welfare Funds leveraging their membership numbers to negotiate market leading agreements with health care networks.
No, the Board of Trustees retains its autonomy and can decide whether or not the Coalition agreement works for the fund. It it our goal to negotiate agreements that make it easy and obvious for Trustees to select the Coalition agreement.
The Coalition charges an annual membership dues based on the average
number of members in the fund. The current dues rate is $2.00 per member
per year with a minimum dues of $2,500 and a maximum dues payment of $15,000.
The MEBFC contracts enable Member Funds to control their health care costs. In addition, the Coalition provides a forum for funds to network and discuss issues that affect our funds. Most importantly, by working together, we bring labor's voice to the table, not only in discussions about the pricing of health care, but also the quality of health care.