Please see important legal notices regarding your health plan coverage: 2023 Annual Notices.
Next week we will begin Open Enrollment for medical, dental, vision insurance, etc. for 2023. UHC increased the rates of medical insurance by 7%. However, Dudek & Bock is paying for the entire increase. The rates will remain the same for employees.
In addition to the UHC HMO and UHC PPO, we are offering one additional plan. This is a cheaper PPO based on the Advocate health care system. If you already have an Advocate doctor, you might want to consider this plan.
Benefit books will be distributed next week, but there is no change other than the additional PPO offered.
Effective July 1, 2022, the City of Chicago requires that all employees receive 2 hours of sexual harassment training. The first hour is the state-required training that we have done for three years. Now, there will be a second hour of “bystander” training. This training is MANDATORY. Union members will be paid 1 hour for completing this training outside of work hours. Salaried employees can do the training during the workday. It is offered in English, Spanish, and Polish. In addition, Supervisors must have a third hour of training. We will let you know when that is available.
Due to some recent incidents we would like all employees to review the following rules:
- Punch out for Lunch: If you leave the premises at lunch, which includes walking to pick up something to eat, or exiting through the company gate, you must punch out when you leave and punch back in when you return. This is required for insurance purposes. Late returns from lunch are docked in 15-minute increments: 1 to 15 minutes late, lose 15 minutes pay; 16 to 30 minutes late, lose 30 minutes pay.
- Breaks: As stated in the union contract, employees get two breaks. For employees working a regular 8-hour shift the breaks are 8:00-8:10 a.m. and 10:00-10:10 a.m. For employees who work more than 8 hours, the breaks are 10:00-10:10 and 2:00-2:10.
- Leave after end of Shift: Employees should be out of the building and leave the parking lot within 15 minutes of the end of the shift. Unless authorized to work overtime, employees should not remain in the building. An employee who must stay later (waiting for a ride, etc.) shall notify his/her supervisor or the Plant Manager.
- 5-Minute Wash Period: The 5-minute wash-up period means the last 5 minutes of the shift.
This year the criteria for a wellness discount is a visit to your primary care physician. If covered by Dudek & Bock insurance, your spouse will also receive a discount. $10 per pay period for an employee, plus $10 per pay period for your husband or wife. Download a copy of the flyer here: Wellness Discount Form