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Contact Information:
  • Anthem website
  • Visit the Federal Trade Commission website at:, or call 1-877-ID-THEFT
  • Call the Claims Department (Cheryl Merwede, Claims Supervisor X215 or any Claims department Staff)
  • Call the Fund Office Executive Director – Dorothy Siniscalchi X222

Identity Protection Services (you are automatically enrolled TODAY)
  • Anthem has arranged to have AllClear ID protect your identity for two (2) years at no cost to you.
  • AllClear SECURE: The team at AllClear ID is ready and standing by if you need identity repair assistance. This service is automatically available to you with no enrollment required. If a problem arises, simply call 1-877-263-7995 and a dedicated investigator will do the work to recover financial losses, restore your credit and make sure your identity is returned to its proper condition. AllClear ID maintains an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau.

  • AllClear PRO: This service offers additional layers of protection including credit monitoring and a $1 million identity theft insurance policy.. For a child under 18 years old, AllClear ID ChildScan identifies acts of fraud against children by searching thousands of databases for use of your child’s information. To use the PRO service, you will need to provide your personal information to AllClear ID. To learn more about these services, or to enroll, visit our source of truth and click on the AllClear ID link from there. Please note: Additional steps may be required by you in order to activate your phone alerts. Additional information about this is also available at 1-877-263-7995 for enrollment by telephone.

  1. Be sure your name is spelled correctly
  2. Be sure your dependents and spouse is listed
  3. Be sure they have your most current address and ask them what other information they may have in their file relative to you that you want to confirm
  4. Watch your credit, bank account activity

Credit Bureau Information:
Equifax Experian TransUnion
PO BOX 740241 PO BOX 9532 PO BOX 6790
ATLANTA GA 30374-0241 ALLEN TX 75013 FULLERTON CA 92834-6790
1-800-685-1111 1-888-397-3742 1-800-916-8800

You can obtain additional information from the FTC and the nationwide credit bureaus about fraud alerts and security freezes. You can add a fraud alert to your credit report file to help protect your credit information. A fraud alert can make it more difficult for someone to get credit in your name because it tells creditors to follow certain procedures to protect you, but it also may delay your ability to obtain credit. You may place a fraud alert in your file by calling just one of the three nationwide credit bureaus listed above. As soon as that bureau processes your fraud alert, it will notify the other two bureaus, which then must also place fraud alerts in your file. In addition, you can visit the credit bureau links below to determine if and how you may place a security freeze on your credit report to prohibit a credit bureau from releasing information from your credit report without your prior written authorization:
Equifax security freeze:
Experian security freeze:
TransUnion security freeze:


Membership Meeting Handout – 2/13/2015
Anthem Update 2/10/2015
Anthem Update 2/6/2015
Anthem Data Breach - Original Posting


Effective immediately if you want to retire any month after December 2014 you need to have your pension paperwork completed and submitted to the Pension Department at least 45 days prior to your retirement date. (i.e. retirement on January 1, 2015 must be completed and submitted by November 14, 2014.) If you have any questions please contact the Pension Department at X274


A Message from Craig

Welcome to the International Union of Operating Engineers. We are the  largest  supplier of trained, qualified heavy equipment operators, mechanics and support personnel in Connecticut.  We have been providing our members with high paying jobs and benefits, and meeting contractors staffing needs for over 100 years. 

We welcome questions about our programs from qualified journeymen heavy equipment operators.  If you wish to talk to a representative about joining our union, Local 478, please click on the button "Join Local 478".  If you want to know what your rights are under the Connecticut Prevailing Wage Law, we have a section devoted to explaining the law and a listing of the prevailing wage rates.  If  you are interested in our training and apprenticeship programs, please visit that section of our site.

Contractors or other employers wishing to hire from our pool of  qualified, trained, experienced members may contact any of our Business Agents listed in our staff directory. They will meet with you and explain all of the benefits of  being able to hire your workers from our hiring hall.


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Construction News

Rough winter affects Hub project schedule, forcing city to consider contract extensionMERIDEN — Below freezing temperatures and heavy snow accumulation halted construction work on the Hub for most of February, pushing the deadline for the park project back to the end of the year, city officials said Friday.“The snow impacted us,” said Public Works Director Bob Bass. “And the cold really killed us. You have to be careful about the workers. There was very little work done in February.” City officials will meet with representatives of general contractor La Rosa Construction next week to determine how much more work is needed and whether or not to extend the company’s contract. The mostly funded $14 million Hub project is part of a larger flood control upgrade taking place throughout the city.“There will not be additional costs due to any weather-related delays,” said City Manager Lawrence Kendzior. “We expect the project to reach substantial completion in the November/December 2015 time frame, with the park fully ready by spring of 2016.” Work crews were back on the job for much of March, and the loud banging at the Hub site is the sound of workers driving piles 45 to 60 feet down to the bedrock to install the supports needed to hold the large pedestrian bridge that will span the width of the 14-acre site from Pratt Street to State Street leading to and from the city’s new train station, and two smaller foot bridges. “It’s going to look like a staircase,” Bass said.Rip-rap or large stones can be seen lining the bottom and sides of the newly dug channel. The stone base will mimic the rocky bottom of a naturally occurring river or stream. Rip-rap placed along the banks of the channel will prevent erosion of the surrounding soil. CLICK TITLE TO CONTINUE Demolition starts at Ideal Forging site in Southington SOUTHINGTON — Demolition is underway at Ideal Forging, a factory that's been closed since 2003.A brick building at 61 High St. was being torn down Monday by Stamford Wrecking, which has the job of demolishing almost all the buildings on the property near the Quinnipiac River."We'll likely finish this building in a few days. Then we'll start on the one across the street," company Superintendent John Hennessey said as his crew slowly took apart walls and the roof of the High Street structure. "We'll likely finish this building in a few days. Then we'll start on the one across the street," company Superintendent John Hennessey said as his crew slowly took apart walls and the roof of the High Street structure. Huge sections of the metal roof trusses were carefully lowered into a pile of scrap metal that will be recycled, he said. Bricks and other debris will be hauled away in covered trucks.Under the permits issued by the town and state, the wrecking company must wet down the work site to minimize dust and follow specific routes to truck away materials. Hennessey said the job will require several months.Prior to demolition, mitigation crews removed as much hazardous materials as possible. CLICK TITLE TO CONTINUE Committee starts looking at turf field at Avon High School AVON — Members of the town's recreation...