National Electrical Benefit Fund

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Participation Agreement

A NEBF Participation Agreement allows a contributing employer the ability to make NEBF contributions on behalf of its non-bargaining unit employees.  A non-bargaining unit employee is not part of the bargaining unit or is not performing work that is covered by the CBA which contains the NEBF Standard Contract Language.

There are two types of Participation Agreements.


The first is an "All" Participation Agreement. An "All" Agreement covers each and every employee not covered by the collective bargaining agreement – this includes all full-time and part-time employees.


An "Alumni" Agreement covers each and every employee who has earned at least one service credit under an IBEW collective bargaining agreement.
To start contributing to the NEBF on behalf of your non-bargaining unit employees download a Participation Agreement and Reporting Procedures. To determine the "Cap" Wage for your area — you can use our Wage Cap Calculator or manually calculate using the following formula:
JWR x Hours in the CBA x 52 weeks ÷ 12 months
The NEBF will require that you sign two copies of the agreement and provide a list of the employees who will be covered under the agreement. Once received, NEBF will sign one of the copies and return it to you for your records.