Local 26 Benefits
Healthcare, Retirement and More
Unite Here Health
Unite Here Health is the Local 26 Health Fund administrator.
You should contact Unite Here Health if you have questions about your benefits, your eligibility, or would like to add anyone to your plan.
You can also use the Unite Here Health Member Portal to check your current benefit eligibility, as well as your reported work history (hours).
Tufts Health Plan - EPO Select Network
Tufts Health Plan Select Network EPO for Local 26 members.
Tufts is the medical health insurance provider. They have created a network specifically for Local 26 members.
Delta Dental of Illinois
Delta Dental of Illinois is the dental insurance provider.
Davis Vision is the eye care insurance and optics provider for routine eye exams and eye wear (frames, lenses and contacts).
Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment and Alternative Care
Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Alternative Care and Adoption Assistance are administered by Modern Assistance Program
GBHE Local 26 Benefits Administration
The Greater Boston Hospitality Employers Local 26 Benefits Administration, LLC administers the bargained retirement benefits for Local 26 members.
The Trust Office is located at 33 Harrison Ave on the 5th floor, in Boston’s Chinatown.
If you have questions about your retirement benefits, you can contact the Trust Office:
Meet our team here
Variable Defined Benefit Pension
The Variable Defined Benefit (VDB) Pension is a “classic” pension, meaning you get a monthly payment starting when you retire for the rest of your life.
For more details, please visit the VDB Pension FAQ page.
For help with your pension, you can contact the Trust Office:
Local 26 Money Purchase Pension Plan
The Local 26 Money Purchase Pension Plan is a frozen benefit. Contributions to this plan ended prior to the VDB launching in 2012. For more information visit the MPP FAQ page.
Education and Training
The Local 26 Education and Training Benefit Fund provides training for members and their adult dependents in industry skills, ESL, computer skills and more.
These classes are provided by BEST Hospitality Training.
For more information and a current class listing, visit the Education FAQ page, call the Hotel Training Center or visit their website:
Local 26 Legal Services are provided by Regan Associates Chartered.
You can contact them by phone at 617.367.1100
You can get more information in the Legal Service FAQ or on their website:
Housing Assistance Plan
The Housing plan provides a $10,000 interest free loan for you to purchase your primary residence.
For further details of the plan eligibility visit the Housing Assistance Plan FAQ page or contact the Trust Office:
33 Harrison Avenue, Suite 500
Chinatown, Boston 02111
Retirement and Other Benefits: