Answers to these frequently asked questions are not intended to replace the terms of the Trust Agreement, to which employers are bound, nor does it fully describe applicable policies.  


Q. I am a new contributing employer, who do I contact to get information on wage and benefit rates, how to fill out remittance forms and which deductions need to be taxed?

Contact the Contributions Department of the Ironworkers Local 11 Benefits Funds at (973) 376-7230.

Q. How do I report contributions?

Remittance reports are available in the employer forms section of this website. Remittance reports must accompany contributions in order to be properly credited.

Q. When are employer contributions due?

Employer contributions to the various trust funds are due weekly on the date the Iron Workers are paid (“Due Date”) unless a bond is posted. Contributions must be received by this Funds Office before the 10th business day following the Due Date. 

  • The DOL has a general rule in Regulation 2510.-103 that states "amounts paid to or withheld by an employer become plan assets on the earliest date on which they can reasonably be segregated from the employer's general assets."
  • Failure to timely remit participant contributions is considered a prohibited transaction.
  • A prohibited transaction is a direct or indirect transaction between a plan and a disqualified person (such as the plan’s fiduciaries, employers and service providers), which is prohibited by law.
  • Participant contributions not remitted to the plan in a timely manner are considered delinquent. 

Q. Are employers required to pay interest if the total amount of contributions due and owing are not received by the Funds Office on or before the tenth (10th) business day following the due date?

Employers are responsible for the delinquent amount and interest of eighteen percent (18%) per annum.  The Employee Retirement and Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), authorizes the Fund to bring suit in Federal court to collect delinquent or unpaid contributions, together with interest (18%), damages (10%), attorney’s fees (20%) and costs.  

Q. When can employer remit contributions monthly vs. weekly?

Contractors who file a bond in the appropriate amount (contact the contribution department) with the Fund Office, contributions are due (Due Date) on the fifteen (15th) of the month following the month for which contributions are due.

Example: Due Date for work performed in January is February 15th.  

Q. What is a Surety Bond?

A surety bond is a three-party agreement whereby the surety assures the Trust Funds that the Employer will meet all obligations in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement and Declarations of Trust.

Q. How do I file a bond with the Fund Office?

The first step is to contact a professional agent or broker, also known as a surety bond producer, who specializes in surety.  The professional surety bond producer guides the employer through the bonding process, helps establish the business relationship with the surety company and coordinates the forwarding of the surety disclosure statement and certification to the Funds Office.

Q. Where do I find the surety bond obligations and conditions?

The surety bond obligation and conditions form is available in the employer forms section of this website.   

Q. Checks for Iron Workers benefits should be made payable to whom?

Ironworkers Local 11 Benefits Funds.

Q. I submitted contributions to the Funds Office in excess of the amount required, can I get a credit?

A mistaken contribution credit request must be made in writing to the Fund Administrator and shall be submitted to the Board of Trustee for consideration.  Please refer to section VI of the Policy for Collection of Delinquent Contributions.

Q. Who should I contact if our company needs W9 forms in order to make benefit payments?

Please contact the Ironworkers Local 11 Accounting Department at (973) 376-7230.