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2014 UFBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE Tauranga


The New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society promoted the advantages of welfare society membership to the delegates of the UFBA Annual Conference held in Tauranga Oct 31 to Nov 2. Keith Nixon, with board members Malcolm Langdon, Noel Brock, and Darryl Johnston, manned the booth. They distributed literature and answered questions about the various benefits offered to members.  Tracy Johnson, Aon Group Schemes Assistant Manager, was also available to answer queries on the various insurance plans offered to welfare members by Aon. Mark Langford, the claims manager for Healthcare 99, answered queries about the healthcare mutual fund scheme. Movies  Photos

OFFICE CLOSURE - CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PERIOD
Office closes Tuesday December 23, 2014 at 1200 hours.
Office reopens Monday January 12, 2015 at 0900 hours.

For any emergencies please contact your Regional Representative.

CONTRIBUTION RATE AS OF APRIL 1, 2015
At the recent AGM in September, the following membership types were approved and since have been ratified by government. There are now 3 membership types: Junior, Ordinary, and Senior. Current Senior members between 60-65 may remain paying the senior contribution rate but will not be eligible for the funeral benefit. Any existing Senior member under the age of 65 may return to Ordinary membership until they reach 65 by contacting the office. The contribution fee schedule will be adjusted automatically as listed below unless a member contacts the office and requests otherwise. Senior members do not qualify for the funeral benefit.

Membership Type

Old Fortnightly

New Fortnightly

Old Monthly

New Monthly

Old 1/4ly

New  1/4ly

Old Annual

New Annual

Junior

6.00

8.00

13.00

17.33

39.00

52.00

156.00

208.00

Ordinary

6.00

8.00

13.00

17.33

39.00

52.00

156.00

208.00

Senior

3.00

4.00

6.50

8.67

19.50

26.00

78.00

104.00

Existing Senior

3.00

4.00

6.50

8.67

19.50

 

26.00

78.00

104.00

HOLIDAY/CONVALESCENT HOMES FEE INCREASE - 2015
The fee to use the holiday homes will increase to $75 a night starting this January 1. Those who book the homes any time during the next year, before January 1, will still be charged only $65 a night. After January 1, 2015, the booking fee increases to $75 a night. The increase in the cost of insurance, the rise in power rates, council rates increases along with general maintenance and debt retirement are the reasons driving this increase. The online booking schme has been very successful in raising the percentage of occupancy which has helped keep this increase so modest. During the first year of this scheme the occupancy rate climbed from 51% to 67%. The more members who use this benefit the better. The most recent addition to our portfolio, Whangamata, is now a popular destination for many members. The Board are keen to purchase additional holiday homes in other areas of the country. Suggestions are welcome!

PHOTOS AND MOVIES
Click on THIS LINK to view recents photos and movies of Welfare Society events:  

MATAKANA COUNTRY LODGE Offer to Members
Firefighter Welfare Members have been offered a special accommodation packages at the Exclusive Matakana Country Lodge. What better way to unwind after a hectic week than to take a night  (or two) off and stay in one of the beautiful rooms relaxing with a glass of wine.Please contact the Lodge directly for bookings on 09 422 3553 or 027 266 8995 or email susan@matakanacountry.co.nz 
Download brochure with offer here.

WELFARE T-SHIRTS FOR SALE
We have a limited number of T- Shirts for sale: Sizes are Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and 2XL. Cost per shirt including packaging and Postage is $25.00.
Please contact Amanda 0800 653 473 or email thesec@firefighters.org.nz - if you are interested. Strictly a first in first served basis. View 

INSURANCE BENEFITS
The New Zealand Fire Fighters Welfare has worked with Aon to provide Fire Fighters with insurance benefits.  As insurance costs rise, why not shop around to ensure you are getting value for money. For more information, click on the Insurances tab at the top of this page or give the office a call on 0800 65 34 73 (0800 OK FIRE)

HEALTHCARE 99
Please Note:  All Healthcare 99 Claim Forms must be sent directly to: Mark Langford, C\- Aon, P O Box 2845, WELLINGTON 6140
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Please be advised that ALL claims must now be completed on the NEW claim forms.  These forms are available  to dowload from this web site.  If you have any queries please contact the office on 0800 65 34 73 (0800 OK FIRE). 

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
The New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society is a non-profit organisation. If you wish to make a voluntary contribution
to the Society, please add the word "Donation" along with your name, if you wish, and use the Bank Account Number:
06-0507-0202787-00

 

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