Benefits – Frank Bills


The Company has notified the UAW that the deposit date for the one-time $1,000 401(k) contribution for traditional members will be deposited into the member’s FCA US LLC UAW Savings account on March 6, 2020.

If the member does not have an account with Merrill Lynch, an account will be created on their behalf.

In order to be eligible for this contribution, the member must have met one of the following criteria as of January 6, 2020:

  • Active with seniority.
  • On temporary layoff status.
  • On pre-retirement leave.
  • On leave pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • On vacation, receiving paid absence allowance, receiving bereavement pay, or on jury duty.
  • On leave of absence beginning not earlier than 90 days prior to January 6, 2020.

Note: Members who met the criteria above and later retired prior to March 6th are eligible for this contribution. Members who retired prior to the January 6, 2020 effective date will not be eligible.


Please be advised that the normal deferral window for profit-sharing will not be available for this year’s profit-sharing payout. Currently, the company is working on a system so members are able to separate the percentage of contributions between their regular pay check, bonus and profit-sharing payments.

Attached you will find a sheet that will give some detailed dates and examples of how members can make changes to their contributions to become effective when the profit-sharing payment is paid out.

UAW Savings Plan

Pre-Tax, Roth and After-Tax Saving Elections

Per the 2019 negotiations, the limitation on the percentage of contribution that can be deferred has been lifted. Members are now able to contribute up to 100% of their regular pay check along with any Bonus or Profit Sharing payments. However, systematically the option to separate contributions between these payments is currently in development by the company and will not be in place in time for the Profit Sharing payout.

Members who are eligible to make a deferral election under the plan and who would like to make a change to increase/decrease their contribution percentage to their Profit Sharing Payment must do so before February 28,2020.

The chart below shows how the members Profit Sharing payment and regular pay check will be impacted.

401(k) Rate in effect 2 PM at ML Payment Effected Payment Date
February 28, 2020 Profit Sharing Payment March 13, 2020
February 28, 2020 March 6 regular pay March 6, 2020
March 6, 2020 March 13 regular payroll going forward unless changed March 13, 2020
401(k) Rate in effect 2 PM at ML Payment Effected Payment Date
February 2S, 2020 Profit Sharing Payment March 13, 2020
February 25, 2020 March 6 regular pay March 6, 2020
March 10, 2020 March 20 regular payroll going forward unless changed March 20, 2020

Example 1: If Member’s current Contribution percentage is at 100% and member does nothing to change their contribution then their profit sharing and regular pay check will be subject to 100% contribution. Member’s full profit sharing payment along with their regular pay check will be deposited in to their 401k account.

Example 2: If Member’s current contribution percentage is at 100% and member changes contribution to 0% before February

25, 2020, then their March 6, 2020 regular pay check will be subject to no contribution deposited into their 401K account.

No contribution will be taken from their Profit sharing payment according to the pay date on the chart above.

If the member wants to revert back to their original contribution percentage, then they may change their contribution on March 6, 2020 before 2:00 PM for the deduction to become effective on March 13, 2020 regular pay check.

Benefit Representative
Frank Bills

All In-Progression Members

A letter has been mailed to all In-progression members (hired in 2007 and after) to make you aware of upcoming changes to your coverage under the FCA US LLC Health Care Plan for Represented Employees. These changes are as a result of contract negotiations and take effect on February 1, 2020.

You are currently enrolled in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan or Medical Mutual of Ohio Standard Care Network (SCN) medical plan option for In-Progression employees.

Effective February 1, 2020, medical coverage for you and your covered dependents will automatically be transferred from the SCN medical plan option to the BCBSM or MMO Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) medical plan option for In-Progression employees.

Starting February 1st you can elect to switch your coverage from the PPO to the SCN option and you do so before March 31, 2020.

  • If the election is made during the month of February 2020, coverage under the new option will be effective April 1, 2020.
  • If the election is made during the month of March 2020, coverage under the new option will be effective May 1, 2020.
  • If no election is made in February or March, you will remain in the PPO. You will not be able to elect a different option until December with a February 2021 effective date. Going forward, regular rolling enrollment rules will apply for any health care election event.
  • Elections must be made online at Benefit Connect or call 888-409-3300.

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From UAW Local 1435 EAP representative
Maria Hassel


From UAW Local 1435 Attendance Counselor

Latisha Hackett

 The mySedgwick application makes it easy for FCA employees to request a new claim, obtain the status of FML/leave claims, upload forms to claims, or ask their claim examiner a question. mySedgwick is available on any device; you’ll have 24/7 access and obtain real-time updates.

You are reminded that you are required to report all absences, tardiness, and home early in accordance to FCA’s Mandatory Call-in Procedure.  A failure to properly report any absence, tardy, or home early from work may result in disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.  The Call-in number to report all absences/tardiness/home early is as follows: 1.800.810.2271.  Absences/tardiness/home early can be reported 24 hours, 7 days/week.

In addition you must contact the FCA Service Center at 1-888-322-4462 to confirm your first day of absence related to your FMLA claim.  You will be advised of your eligibility determination within 5 business days (absent extenuating circumstances) of receiving notice of your first day of absence.

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