USW Pension & Insurance Information

Pension & Insurance Tips
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company does not have life insurance on your spouse or children.  Your spouse or children are covered only if you are enrolled in the optional insurance (Metlife) and you have designated the amount of coverage you want on your spouse and children.  Your children can only have life insurance until age 19.

  • Any employee that is out of work and is receiving Accident & Sickness (A&S) benefits or State Workers Compensation should make sure they keep their doctor coverage up to date.  If your doctor does not cover you, you will not receive a benefit.

  • You will have a $50 co-pay when you use the emergency room services and not admitted to the hospital.

  • If you have medical bills that have not been paid after three to four months, you need to contact the provider to see if claim or claims were filed properly.  In some cases the provider will file claims with the wrong carrier.  If this happens, it will be noted on your Explanation of Benefits (EOB).  Other possible reasons could be an ineligible dependent, service not covered by the plan, wrong CPI codes, etc.  Don't let the bill linger on until the provider turns it over to a collection agency.  Once this happens, it is hard to get the process turned around.

  • If you have an in-plant accident or illness and you must visit the plant hospital, be sure to tell your doctor or any other health provider the same exact information that you report to the plant hospital nurses.  A Worker's Compensation claim can be lost in the first 5 minutes at the work site or the first 5 minutes at the doctor's office.

Accident and Sickness Benefits

Benefits will be paid because of a disabling accident, sickness, or pregnancy while  under the care of a doctor licensed to practice medicine.  Benefits are payable from:
        (i)  the first day of disability due to an accident or occupational illness, or
        (ii) the eighth day of disability due to a non-occupational sickness or pregnancy, or
               (a)  the first day of hospital confinement prior to the eighth day, or
               (b)  the first day on which an employee undergoes a surgical procedure for which a benefit is payable under the program, provided the employee has not worked the day of the surgery.

If you have surgery on your off day, you are entitled to A&S benefits for that day and any additional days that a doctor licensed to practice medicine provides coverage.

Insurance Links

Medical Benefit Telephone Numbers

Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Customer Service: 1-800-792-7484
Precertification: 1-866-776-4793
To find a doctor or hospital: 1-800-810-2583

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
To verify benefits: 1-800-334-9395

Delta Dental 1-800-524-0149
Met Life 1-8888-343-6897
Express Scripts 1-800-722-3980
Cole Vision 1-800-334-7591
Met Life   (A&S Program) 1-888-343-6897

USW Local 12 Represents

  • Goodyear Gadsden
  • Family Savings Credit Union
  • B & C Tire Co.
  • WinSouth Credit Union

Contact USW Local 12

 United Steelworkers Local 12
110 Hoke Street
East Gadsden, AL 35903
Phone: (256) 546-4633
Fax: (256) 546-4636

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