The following is important insurance information:  (see letter below)

Effective March 31, 2017 Local 926 is no longer offering Life Insurance or Accidental Death and Dismemberment through Metlife.  Your Local benefits will now be coming to you through the Guardian Life Insurance Company.

Starting on April 1, 2017 our Executive Board approved for all full-active members in good-standing to receive Guardian Basic Life Insurance in the amount of $15,000 and an Accidental Death Benefit in the amount of $15,000.

Please click the link to find the beneficiary form, print it, fill it in, and please mail it back to the office.

Guardian member letter plus beneficiary form

After you complete filling out the form, please mail the forms back to:

Local 926

1682 86th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11214


To all Members.
Great News!!!

As a Full-Active Member in Good Standing of the Carpenters Union Local 926, we are increasing your life insurance and accidental death benefits to $15,000, effective April 1, 2017. This is now through the Guardian Life Insurance Company and all members must complete a new beneficiary update form when they stop by the office.

We are also adding additional features to protect your family and love ones. Effective July 1, 2017, all Members in Good Standing with the Carpenters Union Local 926 will have the opportunity to purchase more life insurance at low group rates. The policy is guaranteed-issue, meaning there are no medical exams required for insurance up to $100,000 for the member. Spouses are also entitled to guaranteed-issue life insurance at lower amounts. To be eligible for these great benefits, you will need to elect them during this open enrollment period and continue to be a member in good standing.

The Carpenters Union Local 926 is always researching and strive to give our members valued benefits. Listed below are some of these valuable benefits. Along with our benefit consultants, we will be holding meetings for you to learn more about these offerings. There you will meet with the specialists and sign up for which ever plan(s) works for you and your family. Some of the below benefits may require a meeting with our benefit coordinators.

As a Member in Good Standing with Carpenters Union Local 926 these are the benefits you are entitled to once you speak with a benefit specialist:

 Identity Theft Protection at zero cost

  • College Tuition Benefit at zero cost for your children and grandchildren.
    • Receive up to $2000 per year for college
  • Guardian Dental Plans (DMO & PPO)
  • Guardian Vision Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Term and Whole Life Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Personal Financial Strategy and Insurance Planning sessions

Please go to This site will allow you to see these benefits in greater detail and show you ways you can sign up. You can also call our message line where you will be able to request additional information from our benefit coordinators. Please call:

Reach your benefit specialist by calling 1-203-208-8490 (please be advised that they will need your social security number).

You’ve Been Asking for More and We’ve Heard You! Don’t Miss Out on This Exciting Opportunity

For the new life insurance, we need you to update your beneficiary forms.

The educational counselors will do this with you when you enroll.  


Vision & Dental Information

Just a reminder that Dental as of 10/01/2014 and Vision coverage  as of 1/1/2015 are given through the New York City District Council.

Vision and Dental Letter

If you have any questions you may call the office at (718) 491-0926…Thank You :)





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