Fund Office

Plumbers Local Union No. 1 Trust Funds

Welcome to the new Fund Office section of the website!

Click on one of the four Trust Funds links in dark blue on the right for information about benefits and the many valuable resources available to Participants and their eligible Dependents.

As we strive to improve the rest of the Fund Office site over the next several months, please provide your feedback on these new Benefits pages so that we can better serve your needs.

Walter Saraceni
Administrator for the Trustees
Plumbers Local Union No.1 Trust Funds

Michael Apuzzo

Plumbers Local Union No. 1

Business Manager
Plumbers & Gas Fitters Local Union No. 1 
  Eugene S. Boccieri

Association of Contracting Plumbers

Duo Plumbing & Heating Corp.  

About the Funds

The Plumbers Local Union No. 1 Trust Funds is the umbrella organization responsible for administering the benefits provided to most members of Plumbers Local Union No. 1 through four separate funds: the Plumbers Local Union No. 1 Welfare Fund, Plumbers Local Union No. 1 401(k) Savings Plan, Plumbers Local Union No. 1 Additional Security Benefit Fund, and The Plumbers Local Union No. 1 Trade Education Fund. A joint Board of Trustees consisting of an equal number of union and employer Trustees governs these Funds. Participants plus their eligible family members are covered by these benefits.

The Fund Office is located at 50-02 Fifth Street in the Hunters Point section of Queens with a Training Facility in Long Island City/Sunnyside, Queens. At 50-02 Fifth Street, the Fund Office offers a walk-in center in the 2nd Floor lobby to answer member questions about benefits.

For information about benefits, members should call the Fund Office at 718-835-2700.  For other contact information, consult the Summary Plan Description for each Fund.

Click Here for Directions to the Fund Office by Vehicle, Bus or Subway! 


Plumbers Local Union No. 1 Trust Funds
50-02 Fifth Street, Second Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

› Phone

718 – 835 - 2700

› Fax

718 – 641 – 8155
718 – 641 – 6627

Fund Office News

New Empire BCBS Point of Service (POS) Alternate Network - (12/20/2013)

How can I find a health care provider that participates in the Point of Service (POS) Alternate Network?

Participating doctors and hospitals are easy to find on Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s on-line Provider Finder. To verify that a health care provider is in the Point of Service (POS) Alternate Network, please take the following steps:

1. Go to and choose “Find a Doctor” and select “GO.”

2. On the left side of the screen, choose “Looking for a Doctor/Lab or Facility.”

3. Follow the on-screen instructions by entering the city and state or zip code where you want to
locate a provider, then enter the type of provider (e.g., physician, pediatrician, specialist, etc.) you
wish to search for.
4. Choose “I would like to search by selecting a plan”, then type “Alternate Network", Plan name
“Empire POS” then click search.

5. If you wish to speak to an Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield representative to confirm your health
care provider’s participation in the Point of Service (POS) Alternate Network, please call 1-800-810-

Click Here to view the Welfare Fund announcement letter.

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