The United Furniture Workers Insurance Fund was established in 1944. The idea was formulated to provide health insurance benefits for Union members at an affordable cost to protect against the hazards of sickness, accident and death.
The Fund gives greater protection to workers. Its aim is to provide the greatest possible benefits for Fun members. The Fund is a non-profit organization, which means the monthly rates quoted for a participating employer do not include broker fees or commission. Dollar for dollar, the Fund buys more in the way of benefit protection than can be purchased by an individual employer. That is why the UFW Insurance Fund can and does provide greater benefits for members.
The Fund is a UNION FUND originally set up in accordance with the Trust Law of the State of New York and regulated by the United States Government under the Employees Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). it is headed by a Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer and a Board of Trustees, all of which are Union members.
The Fund provides benefits for CWA union members and their families throughout the United States.