Fringe Benefit Stamps
Stamp Window hours:
Monday thru Friday 8am-3:15pm
(718) 939-1489 ext 114
“***Effective November 2014 our Stamp Period will be 16 and BZ for Apprentices***”
NOVEMBER IS STAMP REDEMPTION MONTH
PLEASE NOTE: Books received with checks will be held for 10 business days. Any checks received after November 20, 2014 will not be included in your book.
PURCHASE OF STAMPS BY CONTRACTORS
Stamps can be purchased at the stamp window or through the mail. We require Certified or Bank Checks for purchases. Otherwise the order will be held for 10 business days.
If you wish to have the stamps returned to you via Federal Express, please include a completed air bill with your order. Please be sure to put the period number on the order form.
Stamps can only be purchased by contractors who have a signed collective bargaining agreement. Contactors are also reminded to send in monthly remitance reports. If you do not have a signed agreement, please call the Local 14-14B Union Office at (718) 939-0600.
CASH IN LIEU CHECKS
Cash in Lieu checks received by members must be sent in as soon as they are received. We will NOT process checks over six months old. All checks must include your name, social security number, the period
and the amount of hours worked. Keep in mind that checks sent in after the third week of redemption will not be included in your stamp book. The stamps will be mailed and they will have to be turned in during the next redemption.
REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES OF STAMPS BY CONTRACTORS
Stamps can be refunded or exchanged at anytime. Please send all stamps along with a completed order form indicating which stamps are being returned. For exchanges, please submit an additional order form to specify which stamps
you would like. Please allow additional time for all refunds and exchanges. Refunds and exchanges take time to process and therefore cannot be processed at the Stamp Window.
LOST OR STOLEN STAMPS
For Members: If your stamps are lost or stolen, please call the contractor who issued them to you for replacement. It is important to always keep a record of all stamps received. We recommend that you photocopy your stamps once you've received them.
For Contractors: If stamps are lost or stolen, they can be replaced. Pleae fax us a letter on your company letterhead with the stamp numbers that need to be replaced. It is important that you maintain a record of stamps you receive and who they are issued to. Without a serial number, stamps cannot be replaced.
Redemption takes place during the months of March, July, and November.
Stamp Books must be received by the Fund Office by the last day of the Redemption month. Late books will not be accepted. If you include cash in lieu checks within your book, the stamps will be placed in your book once the
checks are processed. Checks that are not certified will be held for 10 business days along with your book before it can be processed. Any checks received after the third week of redemption will not be included in your book.
Please keep in mind that the first day of Redemption also starts the first day of the new stamp period. Make sure that the contractors give you the correct stamps.
PLEASE NOTE: We recommend before mailing your book, to photocopy all of the pages in case it is not received by the Fund Office to avoid any delay in processing.
Any questions regarding redemption, please call (718) 939-1489 ext 116.