Benefits are listed alphabetically below.

To access forms, CLICK HERE.

Death Benefit

Local 324 has a Death Benefit program that you may have signed up for upon joining the union.

To get information regarding this particular benefit please contact the Membership/Dues Department at: 714-995-4601 option 4

The Trust Fund office in which you have your medical benefits may also have a Death Benefit available for you.

To get information regarding this particular benefit please contact the Health Benefits Department at: 714-995-4601 option 3

If your address or marital status changes you may want to update your beneficiary information. It is good practice to fill out a new beneficiary card every few years. Be sure to update the fund office as well.

Dental & Orthodontic Benefits

Things you need to know:

Please contact the Health Benefits Department for the forms that you need to use these services. DRUG DIVISION MEMBERS DO NOT REQUIRE FORMS.

The member must sign the form to authorize services.

Advise your dentist that payment takes 4-6 weeks should you choose to use someone not on this list.

NOTE: Before using this list please contact the Health Benefits Department regarding eligibility and the plan you have available.

THE FOLLOWING LIST IS FOR FOOD and DRUG DIVISION INDEMNITY PLAN MEMBERS ONLY.

If you have additional questions please contact the Health Benefits Department at:
714/995-4601 option 3

Please See These Union Dentists:

Dr. Zak
3620 Long Beach Bl.
 B6
Long Beach, CA 90807
562-426-6458
*OC Dental Center
2700 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-966-9000
 AllCare Dental
1200 N Tustin Ave #200
Santa Ana, CA 92705
855-866-2273
AllCare Dental
25982 Palla #110
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
855-866-2273

*OC Dental has several specialists in house. Please contact them for further information.

Additional providers can be found here.

Orthodontic Care

Things you need to know:

Orthodontic Care is available to Food members and Platinum Plus Drug Members.

Please contact the Health Benefits Department for the forms that you need to use these services.

The member must sign the form to authorize services.

Advise your orthodontist that pre-authorization is required for any Orthodontic services rendered.

NOTE: Before using this list please contact the Health Benefits Department regarding eligibility and the plan you have available.

THE FOLLOWING LIST IS FOR FOOD DIVISION MEMBERS ONLY.

If you have additional questions please contact the Health Benefits Department at:
 714/995-4601 option 3

Orthodontic Listings

Drug Trust Fund

The Trust Fund office, located in the city of Los Angeles, provides administrative services to participants of UFCW Union locals in Southern California employed in the Retail Drug Store Industry, health care fields and general service and retail businesses.

We also assist retirees and eligible dependents with their health and pension benefits. The total number of participants we service is about 25,000. www.ufcwdrugtrust.org

Employee Member Assistance Program

This Union program is designed to confidentially assist members and their families suffering situational and or substance abuse problems.

Retail Drug Division members and Retail Food and Meat Divisions members who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to seek assistance.

Drug Division: 1-866-268-2510

Food & Meat Divisions: 1-800-461-9179

(Web site access pending.)

Alternative arrangements may be available through our EMAP Coordinator at 1-714-995-4601, Extension 166.

All Local 324 members residing or working in Orange County might also receive financial counseling or assistance through the United Labor Agency of Orange County. Please contact your union representative or the representative on duty for further information.

Family Medical Leave Act
Under the Family Medical Leave Act you are entitled to certain benefits. Please download and read the PDF explaining these benefits. Click here to download the PDF
Food Trust Fund

The Southern California United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Food Employers Pension and Benefit Funds were created more than 40 years ago, as a result of collective bargaining between the Southern California Retail Food Employers and the Southern California UFCW Union Locals.

The Funds cover close to 100,000 members. There are two Funds – the Pension Fund and the Benefit Fund – through which member retirement and health and welfare benefits are provided. www.scufcwfunds.com

Healthcare

Most members of our union have access to an affordable and comprehensive health care plan. If you are unaware of your options or coverage, the Health Benefits Department is here to help you. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, allowances in your plan, benefits you have available or if you just need to request forms; you may always come into the office, call and speak with one of our helpful representatives, leave a message in the automated system or e-mail the Health Benefits Department (CLICK HERE).  (714) 995-4601 ext. 3

Some forms can also be requested under the Membership info tab/ Forms.

Please be sure to include all of the following information:

· Member’s Name

· Member’s Social

· Phone Number

· Patient’s Name

· Patient’s Date of Birth

· Member’s Address

Please note: All forms must be sent to the member at the address on file. If the address given differs from the address on file a Health Benefits representative will contact you at the number given.

Union Pharmacies

YOU MAY USE PHARMACIES FOUND IN:

Albertsons · Food 4 Less · Ralphs · Rite Aid · Stater Brothers · Vons or a CVS union pharmacy

 

Please Also Shop these Independent / Union Pharmacies:
John’s Shop Rite:  717 E. South St., Long Beach, CA 90805 – (562) 616-0056
Rite Price Pharmacy:  23653 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA – (949) 586-7780

 

Vision Benefits

Things you need to know:

Please contact the Health Benefits Department for the forms that you need to use these services.

The member must sign the form to authorize services.

Advise your doctor that payment takes 4-6 weeks should you choose to use someone not on this list.

If asked to pay for services up front, submit the form with a COPY of your receipt and proof of a vision exam for reimbursement according to your plan.

NOTE: Before using this list please contact the Health Benefits Department regarding eligibility and the plan allowance you have available.

If you have additional questions please contact the Health Benefits Department at: 714/995-4601 option 3

Please See These Union Optometry Offices

Listed Alphabetically By City

Dr. Byron Fennema
16152 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach · 92647
714-841-5051

La Paz Optometric
25260 La Paz Rd. #G
Laguna Hills · 92653
949-586-8200

Dr. Mark Forman
15066 Rosecrans Avenue
La Mirada · 90638
562-947-4695

Long Beach Optometric
4275 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach · 90807
562-595-5662

Crismon Eye Center
13800 San Antonio Drive
Norwalk · 90650
562-864-6535

Dr. Byron Fennema
1234 W. Chapman #201
Orange · 92868
714-997-1091

Russ Optical
310 E Orangethorpe Ave
Placentia · 92870
714-572-8301

Optica Damian Optometry
2860 S. Bristol Street #D
Santa Ana · 92704
714-540-3993

Dr. Bender Optometric
17602 17th St. #103
Tustin · 92780
714-832-1288

Worker's Compensation

We are pleased to announce that attorney Mark Leeds has set up an office here at our Local in Buena Park.

Mark and his staff have been assisting our members, members of other unions and working people throughout Southern California for more than 35 years.

In addition to our location, Mark also has offices in Long Beach and San Bernardino.

Our representatives and Executive Staff have been working with Mark for years and we highly recommend his services.  As an accommodation to our members of UFCW Local 324, Mark will be glad to speak with you over the telephone or meet with you in person free of charge. Mark’s staff is bilingual in Spanish to accommodate our diverse membership.

You can read more about Mark and obtain his information by CLICKING HERE to go to his website.