MEBA Vacation Plan Year-End Closing Deadlines – Apply for Vacation and Port Relief Benefits early to avoid the year-end rush.
FILING DEADLINE: The deadline for issuing Vacation and Port Relief checks (including direct deposit) dated in 2022 at the Outports and the Plan Office is Friday, 12/16/2022.
FINAL DIRECT DEPOSIT for 2022 will be made by the Plan Office on 12/19/2022 and the funds will be deposited into bank accounts on 12/21/2022.
Any requests for Port Relief and Vacation checks received after 12/16/2022 at 12:00 PM EST will be paid in the order received beginning 1/3/2023.
Any member who requires that his/her check be dated in 2022 must file before this deadline. Remember, Monday December 26, 2022 and Monday January 2, 2023 are holidays and the Outports and the Plan Office will be closed. It is always wise to plan ahead, so you should verify the specific holiday schedule with the Plan Office Representative.
Split Your Vacation Payments between 2022 and 2023
You can submit an Application for Vacation Pay prior to the end of the year and request that the payment of your vacation benefits be split. Two checks will be issued to you, one in 2022 and a second in 2023. The 12/16/2022 deadline applies to split claims also. The vacation benefits paid in this manner MUST be a continuous vacation period.
Important Reminder: The Member Services email has been deactivated. When sending emails to the Plan Office, please be sure to address your email to the appropriate department to alleviate a delay in responding to your questions. Contact Us
Providing medical, prescription drug, dental, life, accidental death and accidental dismemberment coverage for active and retired participants and eligible dependents
A defined benefit pension plan that offers financial security throughout your retirement years
Providing supplemental retirement security through a defined contribution plan to help you save for your future.
Providing supplemental retirement security through a defined contribution plan to help you save for your future through pre-tax and after-tax contributions
Providing marine engineers, deck officers and other MEBA members with state of the art training and experience
Providing benefits for your non-working days and wages for Port Relief employment
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In order to have your Pre-Employment drug test covered by the plan, you are required to have worked in Covered Employment for at least 60 days in the six-month period immediately preceding your drug test; and such Covered Employment must be with Employers that participate in the Federal Drug Testing Program.
New Entrants in the Plan, or employees who have not previously participated in the plan, will become eligible after completing 30 days of Covered Employment within any period of six consecutive calendar months.
You would need to complete a Change of Address Form, which can be found under Forms & Documents, Medical Forms. We cannot take address changes over the phone; the form must be submitted in writing, signed and dated by the member.
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