Welcome to the IBEW Local 131 Website!

Retiree Updates!


2024 Calendar of Events for Retirees:

July 17th @ 11:00AM - The Crew: 5200 Portage Road, Portage

August 21st @ 11:00AM - Heroes Food & Spirits: 121 S. Grove St, Delton

Sept. 18th @ 11:00AM - McGonigle's Irish Pub: 3512 E. Main Street, Kalamazoo

October 16th @ 11:00AM - Traveler's Craft BBQ: 5225 Portage Rd, Portage

Every Tuesday @ 10:00AM - Uncle Ernie's Pancake House: 4005 Portage Street, Kalamazoo

Every last Friday of the month @ 11:30AM - Jac's Cekola's Pizza: 3112 S. Ninth Street, Kalamazoo

July 27th - Local 131 Picnic @ River Oaks County Park in Galesburg


**NEBF Update**


MEEHP Retirement Rates:

Years of Service Rate (Medical Only) % Discount
Less Than 3 $1,002.00 (Full Rate) 0%
3 - 9 $901.80 10%
10 - 19 $801.60 20%
20 - 24 $701.40 30%
25 - 29 $601.20 40%
30 + $501.00 50%

Medicare:

Member w/ Medicare Spouse (No Dental)                  ($400.00/month)

Member Medicare w/o Spouse (No Dental)                ($200.00/month)

Disabled Pre-Medicare (Medical Only)                       ($290.00/month)


Effective January 2024, Retirees have the option to join dental & vision plans, starting at $15/$8.  Please call us if you're interested!


Congratulations IBEW 131 Retirees!  

2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
Jeffrey Pojar Dennis Forsythe Scott Price Curtis Weekley Michael Chaddock
James Snyder Chris Harvey David Miller Joseph Haskins John Magnan Jr.
David Evans Dennis Hempel Brian Diewald James VanderVeen Peter Spreitzer
Carl Hosbein Kim Hummel Michael Olmstead Timothy Hunt Adrian DeVisser
James Mizikar Steven Olvitt Todd Novak Stephen Stover
Steve Holt Eric Schipper
David Parker Stephen Tishhouse
Chris Wolfe

Thomas VanDomelen

Daniel Moore


IBEW Pension Benefit Fund (PBF) 1099-R Link


NEBF 1099-R (Online Portal)

(Create an account if you haven't already)


- 2023 Michigan Department of Treasury Retirement & Pension Benefits Subtraction Changes

- Choosing a Tax Preparer Who is Right for You


Code Update Classes:

September 14th & 15th

October 26th & 27th

November 23rd & 24th

December 14th & 15th

Sat & Sun 8:00am - 4:30pm

- Located at the Union Hall

- Call (269) 382-1762 or email mapplebey92@gmail.com to sign up. 

- Class is limited to first 30

- Cost is $25.00 - Cash or Check


What's Going on at 131?


Code Update Classes:

September 14th & 15th (Sat & Sun)

October 26th & 27th (Sat & Sun)

November 23rd & 24th (Sat & Sun)

December 14th & 15th (Sat & Sun)

- Located at the Union Hall

- Call (269) 382-1762 or email Morris to sign up. 

- Class is limited to first 30 

- Cost is $25.00 - Cash or Check


**NEBF Announcement**


 IBEW Local 131 is open for business from 8:00am - 4:30pm.  We prefer Book 2 signs done by email or fax, but we're open for in person signs. 

Our office is closed from 11:30am-12:30pm for lunch.  


 Dues payments can now be accessed online.  Sign into your account today! (IBEW 131 Members Only - Username is your last name and the password is your Dues Receipt Card Number)


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