Union Member Benefits only available through GCC/IBT District Council 9
District Council 9 Scholarship Fund
Each year the Scholarship Fund awards the Marie Hood Scholarship which consists of three $3,000 awards. The award is available to members’ dependents who are graduating from high school or vocational school within the award year.
Each year the Teamsters award $1,000 to fifty students through the James R. Hoffa Scholarship Fund.
Contact District Council 9 at 215-739-3190 for more information.
GCC/IBT Benevolent Trust Fund (BTF)
One dollar of your dues each month goes to a life insurance benefit that pays your beneficiary $2,500 in the event of your death. This is automatic and the $1 simply comes out of your dues each month.
Automatic No Cost Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy
Your membership in DC9 automatically enrolls you in a no cost $3,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy. Your union membership activates the benefit. DC9 negotiated this no cost benefit. It is free to you and not one penny of your dues is paid for this benefit.
Two Additional No Cost Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policies
These two polices require you to activate the benefit. The first one is through Union Plus and it provides for a $10,000 non-work related accident plus an additional $10,000, total $20,000, for a workplace accident. To activate you need to call 1-866-557-5209 or enroll on line at www.unionplusinsurance.com. The second no cost Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy is through TEAMSTERSHEILD and it provides for a $2,000 non-work related accident plus an additional $10,000, total $12,000, for a workplace accident. To activate you need to call 1-866-863-4462 or enroll on line at www.unioncare.com/ibt.