Note: All Members (Participants) should contact their Home Local Union or Fund office for any issues regarding reciprocity.
Click here to download a copy of Appendix 1 of the Health and Welfare Reciprocity Agreement.
Please contact us at 202-783-3788 or email@example.com with a description of the problem experienced and your contact information between 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST.
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The file layout for uploading a file of participants with their designations is as follows:
|HW Fund Code||3||Reciprocity Fund Code for a H&W plan you administer|
|DB Fund Code||3||Reciprocity Fund Code for a Defined Benefit plan you administer|
|DC Fund Code||3||Reciprocity Fund Code for a Defined Contribution plan you administer|
|Effective Date||10||Optional effective date of participation mm/dd/yyyy, will default to toady's date if blank|
First Name| Middle Initials| Last Name| Company Name| SSN/SIN| Month Hours Worked| Year| Total Hours| Hourly Rate Contribution| Total Transfers
Abraham|L|Lincoln|US Manufacturing|121-12-7416|Feb|2002|40|5.50|220.00 Julia|G R|Roberts|US Manufacturing|215-18-0025|Mar|2001|12|1.75|21.00 Tim||Conway|Acme Company|416-56-9748|Jul|2002|48|15.00|-720.25
Participating UnionID|Participating FundID|Home UnionID|Home FundID|First name|Middle Initials|Lastname|Company Name|SSN/SIN|Month Hours Worked|Year|Total Hours|Hourly Rate Contribution|Total Transfers
319|2282|283|476|Abraham|L|Lincoln|US Manufacturing|121-12-7416|Feb|2002|40|5.50|220.00 316|507|319|2283| Julia|G R|Roberts|US Manufacturing|215-18-0025|Mar|2001|12|1.75|21.00 2160|226|319|2284|Tim||Conway|Acme Company|416-56-9748|Jul|2002|48|15.00|-720.25
Participating UnionID|Participating FundID|Home UnionID|Home FundID|First name|Middle Initials|Lastname|Company Name|SSN/SIN|Month Hours Worked|Year|Total Hours|Hourly Rate Contribution|Total Transfers|Check/ACH Number
319|2282|283|476|Abraham|L|Lincoln|US Manufacturing|121-12-7416|Feb|2002|40|5.50|220.00|20040 316|507|319|2283|Julia|G R|Roberts|US Manufacturing|215-18-0025|Mar|2001|12|1.75|21.00|20041 2160|226|319|2284|Tim||Conway|Acme Company|416-56-9748|Jul|2002|48|15.00|-720.25|20042
|Participating UnionID||4 digits or less||319||optional|
|Participating FundID||4 digits or less||2282||required|
|Home UnionID||4 digits or less||2160||optional|
|Home FundID||4 digits or less||501||required|
|First Name of an Employee||up to 25 characters||John||required|
|Middle Initials||up to 3 characters||W S||optional||up to 2 initials plus space|
|Last Name of an Employee||up to 50 characters||Doe||required|
|Company Name||up to 100 characters||King City Cement, Inc.||required|
|SSN/SIN||9-11 digits||123-45-6789||required||9 digits and 2 optional dashes|
|Month Hours Worked||3 characters||Dec||required|
|Total Hours||up to 12 digits total w/ 2 decimal places||40.75||required|
|Hourly Rate Contribution||up to 6 digits total w/ 2 decimal places||12.00||required|
|Total Transfers||up to 12 digits total w/ 2 decimal places (positive or negative)||-1865143578.75||required|
|Check/ACH Number||10 digits or less||2648||required|
At this time BACRecip has not changed the Reciprocity process but simply provides an electronic medium to perform the tasks. The BACRecip process is as follows:
No. Participants are added to the ststem via the International Union's records of active members. Within a few days of a member appearing in the IU's system, the information will propagate into the BACRecip online application. You can however designate home funds for active members.
Address updates are a by-product of the International Unions's internal system records. If you have an address update for a participant in one of your plans, you will need to transmit that correction to the member's Local. The Local is responsible for sending the updated information to the International Union. Once the IU has updated its records, the information for the participant will be automatically updated in BACRecip. This workflow is vital to ensure that each related system containing information on the participant is consistent and accurate.
Yes. all traveling members need to register in the BAC Membership Portal and create or confirm their Home Fund designations. Trust Funds and Locals can also submit Home Trust designations on behalf of the member. Initially, Trust Fund Administrators should upload a file of all their traveling members into BACRecip. For information on the 3 file upload formats for such members which BACRecip will accept, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The system uses industry-standard firewall technology, best practices, and encrypted communications to guard the privacy of members' information.
They are required to notify the Local that has jurisdiction over the location and branch of trade in which they will be working. They can "check in" by telephone, in person, or through their online account in the BACPortal. A notification to the Trust Fund office that will be receiving contributions on their behalf may be helpful in starting the transfer(s) in the most timely way.
If a member moves but does not change his Home Trust Fund designation, the member should notify his Home Local Union. If he moves and needs to change his Home Trust (e.g., for Health & Welfare after a re-location), he must revoke his original designation and submit a request for his new Home Trust designation online thorough the BACPortal. A trust fund office or Local office can also do this on his behalf.
Call the Reciprocity Clearinghouse Coordinator at 888-880-8222 or email@example.com. You can also contact the Revenue Accounting Department at BAC: 202-783-3788.