Active Employees, Hawaii Teamsters

Frequently Asked Questions

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- There are three ways in which you can enroll for benefits;:
  1. Visit our website at www.teamsterstrustbenefits.com to enroll safely and securely online;
  2. Come down to the Trust Fund Office to complete an Enrollment Form; or
  3. Go down to your Human Resources Office to pick up an Enrollment Form.
- In order to enroll your spouse or dependent children onto your medical plan the following documents need to be submitted:
  1. marriage license / certificate;
  2. birth certificate;
  3. social security numbers.
* photo copies are acceptable and can be mailed directly to our office for processing.
- Your dependent child(ren) are eligible for benefits until the age of twenty-six (26).
- You can contact BRMS at any time to obtain the answers to your questions.
  • Adding Spouse / Dependent(s);
  • Change of Address;
  • Retiree medical benefits;
  • Change your beneficiary;
  • Disability.
- During after office hours, you have the option of sending us an email at hiteamstersinfo@brmsonline.com and a representative will respond to your question the next business day.
- Your medical coverage could be terminated for any of the following reasons:
  • You did not work the required hours as stated in your Collective Bargaining Agreement during the month;
  • Your employer did not submit contributions on your behalf; or
  • You terminated your employment with your employer.
- There are two options available to purchase should you lose your medical eligibility:
  • COBRA; or
  • Employee Self-Pay.
* Please contact the Trust Fund Office for the current rates of the two available options. We can be reached at 523-0199 or Neighbor Islands call (866) 772-8989.
- Open Enrollment happens once every year. During the entire month of July you will be able switch your medical / dental plan. All changes will become effective September 1st.
  • You will need to complete a new Enrollment Form for these changes to take place.
  • Once the changes become effective, you will receive a new Medical ID card from the carriers (except Gentle Dental).

- Benefit and Risk Management Services (BRMS) has taken over the day-to-day operations of the Hawaii Teamsters Trust Funds in November 2008. Established in 1994, BRMS is a leading benefit administrator and healthcare risk manager that delivers innovative technology and administration that control rising healthcare costs. We have an experienced staff in our Health & Welfare and Pension departments ready to assist you with your every need.

- The Trust Fund Office has two (2) locations to better serve you:
Main Office
  • Address: 560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 209
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm
  • Phone Number: (808) 523-0199
  • Neighbor Islands: (866) 772-8989
  • Fax: (808) 537-1074
(between K-Mart and City Mill) Ample free parking in the front of the building. Once in the building take the stairs / elevator to the second floor and walk towards the stage area and follow the BRMS signs.
Teamsters Union Hall (Satellite Office)
  • Address: 1817 Hart Street
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm
  • Satellite Office: 842-0392
  • Neighbor Islands: (866) 772-8989
  • Fax Number: (808) 848-0982

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