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Benefits

The Funds Office aims to offer our members unparalleled service and prudent management of their Health & Welfare, Pension, Vacation, Annuity and SUB Funds.

Local 19’s members, their families, and retirees benefit from some of the best health care coverage available. Learn more about the health care, dental, vision care and prescription drug benefits we provide.

Funds Department

1301 S. Columbus Blvd. 
Philadelphia, PA. 19147
Phone:  215-952-1990

Benefits Information

Are you or a family member struggling with navigating a health situation, such as a new diagnosis, substance misuse, or an accident? You aren’t alone. We provide our members with services to help them and their families on and off the job.

Click the button below to learn how we can support you.

Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates

Guardian Nurses is a healthcare consulting company that guides our members through the healthcare system. A team of registered nurses will quickly respond whenever a Local 19 member has a healthcare issue. Guardian Nurses ensure that members receive the proper testing and care they might otherwise not get. Their nurses will visit you at home or in the hospital, help you make informed decisions regarding your health care, assist in making appointments and go to the doctor with you if needed, and will ask the right questions. They can also explain a new diagnosis, resolve problems with billing and health insurance, and assist in obtaining healthcare equipment. Guardian Nurses are true advocates for our members and retirees and are committed to continuing the same level of exemplary care and service for many years to come.

Nurse Advocate Program 

www.GuardianNurses.com 

 

Active member line:
484-800-5626
484-800-2932 

 

Retiree member line:
484-635-4754

 

Maryellen Murphy
mmurphy@guardiannurses.com
484-635-4754

 

Julie Vazquez
jvazquez@guardiannurses.com
484-800-5626

 

Christina McCarrick
Cmccarrick@guardiannurses.com
484-800-2932

Total Care Network 

Help when you have a personal or relationship problem 

There are times in our lives when we all need help. When things are too much for us to handle ourselves, it’s time to turn to a trained professional. If you are having trouble with substance abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, gambling, marital/ family relationships, or a job-related problem, you have somewhere to turn. Help is just a phone call away at 1-800-298-2299 or 215-425-8140. 

 

Total Care Network provides counselors to help you through a variety of issues with total confidentiality. This network of counselors located throughout the region provides the services for Local 19’s Member Assistance Program (MAP) and is a free service for all union members, apprentices, and their dependents that are eligible for benefits through the Local. Even if things look bleak, remember that you aren’t alone. Just reach out and call. All matters discussed with them are completely confidential and no union officials, funds staff, or members have access to your records or knowledge 


Independence Blue Cross

Medical/Hospitalization

www.IBX.com

Plan year: January 1 - December 31

$10 PCP, $20 specialist, $28 urgent care

For our group health plan offerings from Independence Blue Cross, click here.

Health Care Solutions 

Diabetic Supply/ CPAP Therapy/ Labs/ Ultrasounds/ X-ray/ Scans

1-800-655-8125

Delta Dental

Dental

www.DeltaDentalins.com 

Plan year: May 1 - April 30

$50 deductible/$2,000 allowance

$4,000 lifetime orthodontic benefit (up to age 19)

NVA (discount plan)

Vision 

www.E-NVA.com  

Plan Year: May 1st-April 30th 

$400 allowance

Benecard

Prescription 

www.BeneCardPBF.com 

30 Day Supply $10 generic, $15 preferred name brand, $30 non-preferred name brand

90 Day Supply $20 generic, $30 preferred name brand, $45 non preferred name brand

Sheet Metal Workers’ Local #19 Pension Fund

Retirement Processor: Joanne DiOrio, 215-952-1990 ext 330 

Pension Processor: Jacqueline Kinkade, 215-952-1990 ext 304

Forms

To change your address, apply for disability benefits, apply for hardship, and more, members will need to log in to the Member Portal. Click here to log in.

Print the Application for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits PDF

Legal Services Program

Cordisco & Saile LLC Logo

As a union member, you deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing your legal needs will be taken care of professionally by experts in the field. The locally trusted and nationally recognized attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC fill this need:

  • A free case evaluation and a review of your pertinent legal documents.
  • Contingency-based practices and discounted fees (with personal injury cases, we do not charge you until we secure your settlement).
  • An experienced legal advisor who explains the legal process and your options.
  • Easy access to the information you need about your case.
  • Discretion and confidentiality.
  • Peace of mind knowing that your legal representative is fighting for your best interests.​

To learn more, contact Cordisco & Saile LLC by visiting their website www.cordiscosaile.com or by calling 215-642-2335.

FAQ

To request a packet, contact Nicole Braker in the Funds Office, nbraker@LU19.com

Please contact the Funds Office to make any change to your dependent status and to update your beneficiaries.

Funds Department

1301 S. Columbus Blvd. 
Philadelphia, PA. 19147
Phone:  215-952-1990

  • Required documents to add spouse: copy of marriage certificate and social security card
  • Required documents to remove spouse: copy of divorce decree
  • Required documents to add dependents: copies of birth certificate & social security card

Please contact the Funds Office to make any change to your dependent status and to update your beneficiaries.

Funds Department

1301 S. Columbus Blvd. 
Philadelphia, PA. 19147
Phone:  215-952-1990

  • Required documents to add spouse: copy of marriage certificate and social security card
  • Required documents to remove spouse: copy of divorce decree
  • Required documents to add dependents: copies of birth certificate & social security card

Please contact Joanne DiOrio to set up your retirement appointment: 215-952-1990, ext. 330.

Contact Us

​​Thomas J. Klingenberg

tklingenberg@lu19.com 
Funds Administrator

​​​​​Dennis Siravo

dsiravo@lu19.com 
Assistant Funds Administrator

Terri Behlau

TBehlau@lu19.com 
Blue Cross Claims
Life Insurance Claims 
Retiree Dental
Local 19 Sign H & W

Maryellen Kane

mkane@lu19.com 
Vision Claims Processor
Sub Fund Claims

Nicole Braker

nbraker@LU19.com 
Eligibility
BeneCard Claims
Active Member Dental Claims
Health & Welfare Eligibility
A&S Claims

Kristen Thress

kthress@LU19.com 
Health & Welfare Eligibility
Total Care Network Claims
Vacation Fund Processor

Chris Downey

cdowney@lu19.com 
Controller

Joanne DiOrio

JDiorio@lu19.com 
Pension Processor

Jackie Kinkade

JKinkade@lu19.com 
Pension Processor

Linda Zambetti

LZambetti@lu19.com 
Auditor

Zuliana Cepeda

ZCepeda@lu19.com 
Contributions

Joanne Esposito

JEsposito@lu19.com 
Administrative Secretary

Liz Forbes

lforbes@lu19.com
Bookkeeper
Auditor

Sherry Mulholland

SMulholland@lu19.com 
Bookkeeper​

Krystal Cimino

kcimino@lu19.com
Funds Office Receptionist

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