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Whenever any of the following information changes for you, your spouse, or your dependents, it is important to Contact the Fund Office. Name

  • Address
  • Telephone Number or Email Address
  • Marriage, Divorce, or Separation
  • Death
  • Gain or Loss of Other Healthcare Coverage
  • Eligibility or ineligibility for Medicare (including Medicare Disability Benefits)

Fund Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pharmacy Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(Thursday until 7:30 p.m.)

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays

Midwest Benefit Pharmacy
6150 Joliet Rd
Countryside, IL 60525
Tel: 708.579.6610
Fax: 708.354.2642

24/7 Automated Refill Line
Tel: 866.850.9310

Map to Pharmacy


Effective, Friday, June 26, 2015 the Midwest Benefit Pharmacy will no longer be filling your prescription medication. Starting Monday, June 29, 2015, CVS/caremark will begin filling your prescriptions. On and after June 29, 2015, to fill your prescriptions, please contact CVS/caremark Customer Care Call Center at 1-800-421-5501.

All active and retired members eligible under the Midwest Operating Engineers Welfare Fund should have received a Welcome Kit outlining the transition to CVS/caremark.  Below please find the link to your respective Welcome Kit.

To start the transition process, you can register on-line at  If you need help registering on line, you can contact CVS/caremark Customer Care at 1-800-421-5501.

Commencing June 29, 2015, your prescriptions can be filled as follows:

  • FastStart Team:
    This team is specifically designed to assist with filling new prescriptions.  Call 1-800-875-0867 or visit
  • Customer Care Call Center: 
    Call 1-800-421-5501 to assist you with all your prescription needs (account set-up, refills, copay questions, etc.).
  • Walk-in Retail Locations:
    You can use any CVS pharmacy (must have the CVS logo) to fill your 90-day prescriptions.  You can use any network pharmacy (Walgreens, HyVee, Publix, etc.) to fill up to two 30-day prescriptions of a new medication.
  • CVS Carmark Mail Service Pharmacy:
    Mail service can be used to fill 90-day prescriptions.

Midwest Operating Engineers Welfare Fund: Supplemental Life Insurance

Time Sensitive: Enrollment Period May 1 – May 22, 2015


The Board of Trustees are excited to now offer you the opportunity to increase your own personal coverage by purchasing additional term life insurance through the new Supplemental Life Insurance benefit – at affordable group rates offered through The Hartford.

You must be eligible for coverage under the Midwest Operating Engineers Welfare Fund in order to select the following available coverage:

  • Eligible Members – increments of $10,000 to a maximum of $150,000
  • Spouses - $25,000 (Members must be enrolled in order to purchase dependent coverage)
  • Child - $10,000 (Members must be enrolled in order to purchase dependent coverage)

As long as you enroll during the enrollment period (May 1 – May 22) no medical questions or disclosure of tobacco use is required!!!

Soon you will be receiving an enrollment packet in the mail containing additional information regarding this important benefit. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to provide your family with the financial security and protection they need.

Dear Members,

We are requesting your attendance at the upcoming MOE Marketplace meeting. It is extremely important that you and your spouse, if applicable, make every effort to attend this informational meeting. President-Business Manager James M. Sweeney will be unveiling potential changes to the Midwest Operating Engineers (MOE) Welfare Fund commencing in 2016. This forum will provide you with information regarding the changes to the MOE Welfare Fund and will allow you and your spouse to ask any questions regarding how these changes may impact you and your family.

Your attendance is required as the Trustees will be tabulating the membership votes. If the membership votes to approve changes to the healthcare program, Fund Trustees will move forward. There will be a series of meetings for each district and it is important that you attend the meeting designated for your district area due to limited seating. If you cannot register using this website please call 708-387-8332.

For Districts 4, 5 and 8 Click Here to RSVP


Click Here

For More Details on the Health Fairs 

 Announcing Midwest Benefit Pharmacy’s New Web Refill Page

Now you can refill your prescription using your home computer, tablet, or smart phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All you need is the patient’s name and the prescription number located on the label of your bottle.

You can designate your order for standard mail delivery, express shipping or for pick up at the pharmacy.

For your convenience, you can pay for your prescription with your credit card on file with the Pharmacy.


PLEASE NOTE:  The Midwest Benefit Pharmacy is temporarily suspending its mail order distribution of prescription drugs to those pharmacy members that reside outside of the following four states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.  If you reside outside one of these four states and you need to refill your prescription medication, please contact the Midwest Benefit Pharmacy at (708) 579-6610 or (800) 323-3060 during normal business hours. A pharmacy customer service representative will be happy to assist you in locating a network pharmacy in your area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we will notify you immediately of any changes to the procedures.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this interim period.




    To re-order now simply click the prescription bottle below!

Click Here

Mariano's Pharmacy is offering discounted Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles and Tetanus shots to Local 150 members and families.


The voucher entitles you to receive vaccinations at the following price:
Flu Shots - $18.00
Pneumonia Shots - $75.00
Shingles Shots - $195.00
Tetanus Shots - $60.00

Simply download and print a voucher and visit your local Mariano’s Pharmacy - no appointment is necessary.



Representatives of the Fund Office will be out to discuss your benefits and answer your questions.  In addition, you will have the opportunity meet with a representative from Fidelity Investments to discuss any questions you have regarding your Retirement Enhancement Account.

All of the following meetings will be held on Saturday at 9:00 in the District Hall:   

District 2 - Joliet - September 6th

District 6 - Lakeville Indiana - September 20th

District 7 - Merrillville Indiana - September 27th

District 5 - Utica - October 4th

District 8 - Rock Island - October 18th

District 4 - Rockford - November 1st

District 3 - Lakemoor - November 8th

District 1 - Countryside - November 15th


If you are unable to attend the meeting set for your District, you are welcome to attend any one of the other meetings:

To ensure we have set-up enough chairs for everyone, please RSVP your attendance to the Fund Office at 800-323-3060 and ask for Julie or e-mail her at

 Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on


The Midwest Benefit Pharmacy is pleased to announce that our equipment and software will be upgraded in order to serve our members more efficiently. The new equipment and software contains enhanced safety features, a new toll free automated phone refill system, and a website based refill system. In order to accomplish this upgrade, it will be necessary to close the Pharmacy at 5:00 pm on Friday August 23rd and remain closed Saturday August 24th. The Pharmacy will re-open at 8:00 am on Monday August 26th.

Please remember this when ordering refills and allow extra time for the Pharmacy to process your order. As a reminder, you can refill a 90 day prescription as soon as you are down to 30 days of medication left. On a 30 day prescription you can reorder when you are down to 13 days of medication remaining.

Adult Dependents NOw COVERED to age 26


Effective January 1, 2011, the Health & Welfare Plan covers dependent children up to age 26, regardless of circumstances such as being a full-time student, being married, or place of residence.  As long as you remain eligible under the Plan, your adult dependent is covered up until their 26th birthday.  The Plan will exclude any child age 19 or older who is eligible for other group coverage through his or her employer, or through his or her spouses employer, regardless of wether the child enrolls in such coverage. (This provision will not apply starting January 1, 2014.)

Need medical care while traveling?

If you need emergency medical care anywhere, go to the nearest facility for treatment. If you need non-emergency medical care while outside the Illinois area, call BCBS at 800.810.2583 to find a network provider near you or log on to BCBS.

Do you work out of the areA?

If you work outside of Local 150’s jurisdiction for another local, you may transfer contributions made to another local union pension plan to the MOE Pension Plan provided the other pension plan is a plan reciprocal to Local 150. Call your District Office or 708.579.6620 or click here to request a Transfer Authorization Form. After the Fund Office receives your Transfer Authorization Form, future contributions will be transferred from the other plan to the MOE Pension Plan. You can also transfer up to six months of contributions going back before you submitted the Transfer Authorization Form.

if you're retired and return to work, DID YOU NOTIFY THE FUND OFFICE?

If you’re retired, receiving benefits and you return to work, you must inform the Trustees in writing within 30 days of starting work. Certain work after retirement is considered disqualifying and can result in a suspension of your pension benefits. Before you reach normal retirement age, your benefits will be suspended for any month you work in disqualifying employment. After you reach normal retirement age, your benefits will be suspended in any month in which you work at least 41 hours in disqualifying employment. For information on how returning to work affects your Health and Welfare eligibility, click here.






    The Fund Office will be closed Friday July 3rd.

Happy 4th of July


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