Part D Advisors is proud to serve labor funds representing

Law Enforcement

Boilermakers

Plumbers

Firefighters

Electrical Workers

Carpenters

Millwrights

Roofers

Service Industry Workers

Sheet Metal Workers

Auto Mechanics

Iron Workers

Laborers

Operating Engineers

Steamfitters

Textiles

Mechanical Workers

Pipefitters

Painters

Builders

Pavers and Road Builders

Teamsters

United Auto Workers

Writers Guilds


Part D Advisors has worked extensively with labor unions and Taft-Hartley funds alike since our company began in 2005. From Plumbers and Pipefitters in Philadelphia to Firefighters in Seattle, our labor clients stretch across the country and represent every trade imaginable. However, no matter their difference in location or specialty, they all want the best for their retirees, which is why they hire PDA.

PDA’s Union clients know that PDA’s long standing commitment to labor means they’ll be supported every step of the way in the RDS application process and they are confident in our ability to find extra subsidy dollars to bring to their funds. PDA has years of experience working with labor and third party administrators, keeping their work load low while adding value, allowing them to keep doing what they do best with the knowledge their retirees are in good hands.

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How labor organizations can get 15% more money with Part D Advisors

Read more about PDA’s unmatched experience helping labor funds find, collect and protect additional subsidy dollars.

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How Operating Engineers got an Additional $1.3M in Subsidy

By engaging with Part D Advisors in the reopening process, Operating Engineers received more than a million dollars in additional subsidy for their health care plan across just two plan year applications, an increase of 18%!

Labor Client Case Studies

+$3.5M

East Coast Public Employee Union

Reopening Appeals 2006-2009
Net gain: $3.5 million

The client results outlined below come from one of the largest public employee unions on the east coast, with over 40,000 retirees. As our client since 2010, PDA has helped this client file reopening appeals for four plan years and is now in the process of reopening another application as well as assisting this group with ongoing interim RDS filings. Below is a summary of results for plan years ending in 2006 – 2009. In PYE 2008, the client’s subsidy change was a negative $120,000 dollars and PYE 2009 was much lower than 2006 and 2007. At first, this may cause Plan Sponsors to rethink reopening previous years, but both PDA and the Plan Sponsor recognized the importance of ensuring their subsidy payments were correct, in case of a potential CMS Audit. By reopening and repaying this money voluntarily, the Plan Sponsor was able to avoid paying the money back out of pocket by balancing the loss against money still owed to them from the CMS, resulting in a net gain of over $3.5 million.

Plan Year Ending

RMEIs

Original Subsidy

PDA Appeal

Subsidy Change

Rate

PYE 2006

40,000

$12,600,000

$14,200,000

$1,530,000

12.14%

PYE 2007

43,000

$14,500,000

$16,300,000

$1,810,000

12.48%

PYE 2008

44,000

$15,500,000

$15,400,000

($120,000)

-0.77%

PYE 2009

45,000

$16,200,000

$16,600,000

$352,000

2.17%

Totals

43,000

$58,800,000

$62,500,000

$3,572,000

6.07%

+$500K

Northeastern Law Enforcement Association

Reopening Appeals 2007-2010
Net gain: $500 thousand

This Northeastern Law Enforcement Association is an organization comprised of the approximately 11,000 active and retired law enforcement officers. The group acts as the collective bargaining unit for those officers during contract negotiations with local government officals for the benefit of its members and their families. This organization hired PDA to reopen seven previously reconciled applications from plan years ending 2007-2010. Below is a summary of their results.

Plan Year Ending

RMEIs

Original Subsidy

PDA Appeal

Subsidy Change

Rate

PYE 2007

3,500

$855,000

$1,013,000

$158,000

18.48%

PYE 2008

3,700

$940,000

$1,120,000

$180,000

19.15%

PYE 2009

3,900

$810,000

$926,000

$116,000

14.32%

PYE 2010

4,000

$1,070,000

$1,180,000

$110,000

10.28%

Totals

3,775

$3,675,000

$4,239,000

$564,000

15.35%

+$300K

Speciality Trade Local Union

Reopening Appeals 2007-2009
Net gain: $300 thousand

This organization has been at the forefront of the fight for worker’s rights for over 100 years, while providing high quality water supply, waste and sewage services, water treatment and sewage treatment systems to single-family homes, garden and high-rise apartment buildings, large and small office complexes, power plants, refineries, factories and more nationwide. With the help of PDA, this union was able to reopen plan years ending in 2006, 2007, and 2008 for a combined total of over $285,000, money they can put to work to strengthen and support their members.

Plan Year Ending

RMEIs

Original Subsidy

PDA Appeal

Subsidy Change

Rate

PYE 2007

1,200

$ 560,000

$ 620,000

$ 60,000

10.71%

PYE 2008

1,200

$ 440,000

$ 620,000

$ 180,000

40.91%

PYE 2009

1,250

$ 630,000

$ 675,000

$ 45,000

7.14%

Totals

1,217

$ 1,630,000

$ 1,915,000

$ 285,000

17.48%

+$600K

Municipal Employees Union

Reopening Appeals 2007-2009
Net gain: $600 thousand

This municipal employee union exists to promote the financial soundness of its members, protect the benefit preferences of its members, and to build common bonds with its members for the long-term health of its members benefit program. By combining the vision of local municipal management and union leaders, their vision of providing dependable, affordable health insurance benefits for employees, retirees and their families has become a reality. By hiring Part D Advisors to aid these efforts through the Retiree Drug Subsidy program, this group increased their subsidy for reopened plan years 2007-2009 by an average of 10%, money that will go a long way in helping them reach their coalition goals. They have been so pleased with PDA’s results; they’ve requested our assistance for three more plan year reopenings.

Plan Year Ending

RMEIs

Original Subsidy

PDA Appeal

Subsidy Change

Rate

PYE 2007

4,000

$2,000,000

$2,250,000

$250,000

12.50%

PYE 2008

4,100

$2,150,000

$2,330,000

$180,000

8.37%

PYE 2009

4,200

$2,150,000

$2,350,000

$200,000

9.30%

Totals

4,100

$6,300,000

$6,930,000

$630,000

10.00%

+$400K

Specialty Trade Local Union

Reopening Appeals 2007-2011
Net gain: $400 thousand

This local specialty union represents the men and women who perform electrical construction, voice/data/video installation, and electrical maintenance work in the multiple midwest states. Their goal is to represent all electrical workers in their area, insuring and providing their membership with employment at the highest wage and greatest benefit package possible. This group hired PDA to reopen plan years 2007-2011 as well as for ongoing RDS services for plan years 2012 and 2013. Below are the groups current estimates for their reopening recoveries.

Plan Year Ending Reconciliation PDA Low Subsidy Estimate PDA High Subsidy Estimate
RMEIs Subsidy Subsidy Change Ratio Subsidy Change Ratio
PYE 2007 528 $ 291,218.68 $ 301,946.18 $ 10,727.50 3.68% $ 324,560.14 $ 33,341.46 11.45%
PYE 2008 504 $ 261,726.93 $ 289,867.55 $ 28,140.62 10.75% $ 330,070.08 $ 68,343.15 26.11%
PYE 2009 515 $ 301,045.49 $ 332,281.44 $ 31,235.95 10.38% $ 386,333.88 $ 85,288.39 28.33%
PYE 2010 507 $ 295,560.82 $ 350,853.13 $ 55,292.31 18.71% $ 421,055.87 $125,495.05 42.46%
PYE 2011 518 $ 306,714.36 $ 315,237.75 $ 8,523.39 2.78% $ 379,098.94 $ 72,384.58 23.60%
Totals 2,572 $ 1,456,266.28 $ 1,590,186.05 $133,919.77 9.20% $ 1,841,118.91 $384,852.63 26.43%