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.
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.
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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.
Local 26 401(k) Plan
The Local 26 401(k) plan is managed by the Principal Financial Group.
If you would like to participate in the 401(k), you can get an enrollment packet from your Human Resources department. For more information on participation and eligibility, please visit the 401K FAQ page.
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 dependents in industry skills, ESL, computer skills and more.
This training is provided by The BEST Corp. Hotel Training Center.
For more information and a current class listing, visit the Education FAQ page, call the Hotel Training Center or visit their website: