Death Benefit Program

Death Benefit Program

The Voluntary Death Benefit program was established in 1947 for the purpose of providing available cash to the families of members upon their respective deaths. The plan provides benefits to the families through a system of contributions made by those members who agreed to participate in the plan. Participating members are billed a $1.00 contribution upon joining the Death Benefit program. Thereafter, participating members are billed monthly in accordance with the number of deaths which occur among the members at a rate of $1.00 per death.

All UFCW Local 431 members in good standing who are under the age of 60 are eligible to make application for membership in this program and may remain in the program for as long they remain a member in good standing.

As of January 2008, the current death benefit amount for active members is $3,000.00.

How do I join the Voluntary Death Benefit or change my beneficiary?