Benefit Funds

An important component of any union contract is the provision of affordable and dependable benefits. Health insurance, pension contributions, legal assistance, the availability of a credit union and scholarships are among some of the benefits that may be provided by Local 23 contracts.

Some members receive health benefits through the UFCW Local 23 & Employers Benefit Fund, while others are covered by an employer-sponsored plan. Your contract will identify the provider and will also set forth eligibility requirements.

Your contract will also indicate which benefits apply to your particular work group. As always, reach out to your steward or representative with any questions you may have concerning benefits.

Contact information for Local 23 benefits providers:

UFCW Local 23 & Employers Benefit Fund
345 Southpointe Blvd., Suite 200
Canonsburg, PA 15317
800-423-3863
FAX 724-743-8030
(Health insurance for Giant Eagle grocery contract and some independent locations)
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Fifth Avenue Place
120 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-544-7000
www.highmarkbcbs.com
(Provider for the UFCW Local 23 & Employers Benefit Fund)
Frank M. Vaccaro & Associates
6500 Brooktree Road, Suite 205
Wexford, PA 15090
844-746-9676
FAX 724-799-2284
ufcwGE@FMVacarro.com
(Pension for Giant Eagle grocery contract and some Erie locations)
Chicago Pension Fund
P.O. Box 11102
Chicago, IL 60611
800-531-2385
FAX 312-329-7923
(Pension for Giant Eagle meat/deli contract, Kroger, Sysco, CVS & Smithfield Foods)
Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
150 South 43rd Street, Suite 1
Harrisburg, PA 17111
800-522-7279
FAX 717-561-4795
(Health insurance for PA Wine & Spirits employees)
State Employees Retirement System (SERS)
Foster Plaza 6, Suite 400
681 Anderson Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
800-633-5461
(Pension for PA Wine & Spirits employees)
Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC)
800-400-7242
www.pbgc.gov
(For any former Penn Traffic members)
UFCW Local 23 Federal Credit Union
345 Southpointe Blvd.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
PA 800-222-8996
Out of State 800-441-7446
FAX 724-514-2204
(For members at participating locations)
PA State Employees Credit Union (PSECU)
P.O. Box 67013
Harrisburg, PA 17106
800-237-7328
www.psecu.com
(For PA Wine & Spirits employees)
Akman & Associates, P.C.
345 Southpointe Blvd., Suite 100
Canonsburg, PA 15317
844-702-5626
FAX 724-514-1016
(Legal benefit for members at participating locations)
Bud Lutty Charitable Scholarship Trust
345 Southpointe Blvd., Suite 200
Canonsburg, PA 15317
800-423-3863
FAX 724-743-8030
(For members/dependents at participating locations)