About the Trust Fund
The Health & Welfare Trust was negotiated as part of the union contract between GEO/UAW 2322 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Now, the Trust Fund maintains two distinct benefit plans: the GEO Unit Health & Welfare Plan and the Post-Doctoral Unit Health & Welfare Plan.
The University makes contributions per employee into the Trust Fund, which is then used to purchase health & welfare benefits for eligible employees. The fund has provided employees with benefits since 2000 and has increased and improved the benefits offered each year.