Gina M. Alongi
Cushing-Gavin Award Recipient
Father Edward F. Boyle Award (Auxiliary), 2015
Gina Alongi oversees over a billion dollars in assets as the Administrator of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 Benefit Funds. Since 1996, her administrative responsibilities include Local 4’s:
- Health & Welfare Plan covering over 9,000 participants and dependents, and delivering a comprehensive slate of medical, dental, hearing, vision, prescription drug benefits, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and other benefits;
- Defined Benefit (Pension) Plan covering 6,000 participants working for over 500 contributing employers.
- Profit Sharing Plans, as well as many non-ERISA funds.
“Our participants know that we have their back,” Gina notes. “Local 4’s men and women bring tremendous skill and dedication to their craft. Their hard work builds our skyline, our infrastructure, and our hospitals and schools. They contribute a significant portion of their hard-earned income for the very best health care and a comfortable retirement. That, along with the steady leadership of our Trustees, allows our wonderful team to build, administer and strengthen the foundations of these benefits.“
In 2007, Gina was elected Executive Director of the Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds. Comprised of 21 Taft-Hartley trust funds and 60 associate member organizations, Coalition members can reduce their plan costs by combining collective purchasing power to negotiate with service providers. Gina’s Coalition advocacy includes submitting comments to the IRS regarding the upcoming “Cadillac Tax” and facilitating compliance and education sessions with the U.S. Department of Labor.
A respected and talented employee benefits professional, Gina’s often invited to speak at educational forums and employee benefit conferences to discuss and educate colleagues on crucial issues. Appointed to a national committee of IUOE Health & Welfare Administrators in Washington D.C., she’s testified before the Department of Labor on the Health Care Claims and Appeals regulations, and spent many years on the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of the New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC).
Outside of her many professional commitments, Gina can be found riding her horses, gardening, and spoiling her golden retriever.