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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. 

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