The following provides a summary of the WELS Benefit Plans for 2021 and information to help newly-hired workers begin participating in the plans.
To participate in WELS VEBA, a new worker must enroll within 60 days of his/her employment start date. To enroll, login to the WELS Benefits Service Center website at wels.bswift.com or call 1-800-487-8322 (option 1).
WELS Pension Plan
Participation in the WELS Pension Plan is automatic for called workers upon acceptance of a formal call issued by WELS. Called workers do not need to complete an enrollment form to participate in the WELS Pension Plan.
WELS Shepherd Plan
Contact the calling body to which you have been assigned to determine if they have adopted the Shepherd Plan and to obtain enrollment instructions.