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The United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds (the “Funds”) is a group of multi-employer plans that provide health and pension benefits to retired coal miners and their eligible dependents

Current beneficiaries

The UMWA provides comprehensive health benefit coverage.

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Get information about eligibility for benefits.

Healthcare Providers

Information for Healthcare Providers

Resolutions of Disputes (RODs)

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Important Information and Resources

Funds’ COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Funds’ COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to you vaccine questions

Cash Deferred Savings Plan

Cash Deferred Savings Plan

Learn about our Cash Deferred Savings Plans and the Funds.

Are you over the age of 70½?

Are you over the age of 70½?

If so, and you haven't started receiving your benefits, please contact the Funds' Call Center right away.

Are you Eligible for Medicare?

Are you Eligible for Medicare?

Are you eligible for Medicare? The Funds requires that you enroll in Medicare Part B, and keep your Part B, to qualify for or to maintain your Funds’ Health Services Card. Remember to sign up for Part B when you first become eligible, and notify the Funds' Call Center at (800)291-1425 when your Medicare benefits start. For more information on signing up for Medicare, visit the site below:

Find a Cooperating Provider

Find a Cooperating Provider

There are approximately 17,000 Cooperating Funds' Providers representing a full range of services.

Mail Service Pharmacy

Mail Service Pharmacy

When you get your maintenance drugs through the Funds’ pharmacy mail service you will pay a lower co-payment than at retail pharmacies and receive a 90-day supply of your medications. Plus, you save money on gasoline because your medications are delivered directly to your home. Using the pharmacy mail service program saves your Funds' money too. Don’t delay. Call Fast. Start today at: 1-866-443-9160 to have your prescription drugs transferred.

Tax Forms

Tax Forms

Form 1099-R is mailed by the end of January 2021. You may receive a copy of your 2020 Form 1095-B upon request by mailing such request to: UMWA Health & Retirement Funds 2121 K Street, NW Suite 350 Washington DC 20037 You may contact the Funds at (800) 291-1425 with any questions.

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The United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds

The United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds (the “Funds”) is a group of multi-employer plans that provide health and pension benefits to retired coal miners and their eligible dependents. The Funds was created in the White House in 1946 in a contract between the United Mine Workers of America (“UMWA”) and the Federal Government. Since that year, the UMWA and Bituminous Coal Operators’ Association, Inc. (“BCOA”) have negotiated periodically over employee benefits for coal miners, retirees, and their dependents. At present, the Funds provides benefits to over 86,000 beneficiaries.