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Expanded Hearing Aid Benefits

The hearing aid allowance for active Carpenters and dependents over the age of 18 increased to $5,000 once every five years (up from $2,500 once every five years). The hearing aid allowance for dependent children (through age 18) has increased to $5,000 every three years (up from $2,500 over three years).

Increase to the Infertility Lifetime Maximum for Active Members

The lifetime maximum benefit for Infertility Services increases from $10,000 to $60,000 for services rendered on or after July 1, 2022. Active Plan Participants who used any or all of the $10,000 maximum prior to July 1, 2022 are entitled to additional benefits not to exceed $60,000 per lifetime. This benefit is not available for dependent children.

Increase Short Term Disability Payment for Active Members

The weekly Short Term Disability (STD) payment increases from $450 per week to $550 per week beginning July 1, 2022. Payment made for a portion of or the entire week which includes the day of July 1, 2022 will be prorated accordingly.

New Tax Withholding Guidance for Pensioners

The IRS has issued new tax withholding tables. The new tax tables have been applied to the May 1, 2022 pension payments. This means that the amount of taxes withheld from pension payments went down, resulting in a higher net pension payment amount. To view the new amount of tax withheld from the pension payment, visit the Participant Portal.

Benefit Spotlight

Retinal Imaging

Did you know there is a connection between diabetes and eye health? That’s why it’s vital for your you to get a WellVision Exam every year. VSP network doctors can help detect early signs of diabetes with comprehensive exams and retinal imaging.
Visit the Carpenters Center for Vision for your annual appointment and retinal imaging. By taking an in-depth picture of the back of the eye, the doctors can evaluate the retina for conditions like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, hypertension, and retinal detachments. Most often in a comprehensive exam this test will eliminate the need to dilate your eyes.

Carpenters Center for Health & Vision

Health Center


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


4979 Indiana Ave Suite 312
Lisle, IL 60532


Visit crcchealthcenter.org, or call (312) 337-4150

Vision Center


Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


4979 Indiana Ave Suite 200
Lisle, IL 60532


Visit www.vsponsiteclinic.com/carpenters-lisle
or call (630) 598-5120