International Union of Operating Engineers
Local 30

If You Get Married

When you get married:

  • Your spouse becomes eligible for certain Local 30 Private Sector or Municipal health and welfare benefits;
  • Coverage for spouse begins on the date of your marriage
  • Notify the Fund Office within 30 days after your marriage date
  • Your spouse is the default beneficiary.

To enroll your spouse as a dependent, you must provide the Fund Office with:

  • A copy of your marriage certificate
  • Your spouse’s date of birth
  • A copy of your spouse’s medical insurance information, if he or she is covered under another plan.

If your spouse is covered under another group medical plan, your spouse’s coverage will be coordinated with Local 30 benefits.

If you get married, your spouse is your default beneficiary in the Local 30 Pension and Annuity Plans.

You may choose different types of pension plans that allow your spouse to continue receiving your benefit if you die before your spouse. These plans include:

Pension Plan

  • 50%Husband-and-Wife Plan
  • 75% Husband-and-Wife Plan
  • 100%Husband-and-Wife Plan

If you are a Municipal employee, your pension is through the New York City Employee Retirement System (NYCERS). Please visit the NYCERS website for more information.

Annuity Plan

  • Lifetime Husband and Wife Annuity

If you wish to name someone as a beneficiary other than your spouse, you must have your spouse’s consent in writing and notarized by a notary public.