As a participant of the Welfare Fund, our members have a comprehensive benefit package that is self administered and self funded.

The Welfare Fund provides medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, and short-term disability benefits for eligible members and their qualified dependents.




Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 Benefit Fund would like to announce we are changing our Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) from OptumRx to AmWINS RX beginning April 1, 2021. You should have received new ID cards with AmWINS RX logo and information that your pharmacy will need. Just present this new card beginning 4/1/21 to your local retail pharmacy to continue to fill your prescriptions. Elixir Pharmacy will be our new mail order pharmacy. Sign up for Elixir Pharmacy at www.amwinsrx.com/membercenter via the Elixir Mail Order icon in the middle of the page.  Please note, you will not be able to register for home delivery with Elixir Pharmacy until after March 29, 2021.

Medications play an important role in keeping you as healthy as possible.  AmWINS Rx will strive to provide you and your Welfare Fund with excellent service and easy-to-use tools to help you get the prescriptions you need with a goal of helping you obtain the maximum value from your pharmacy benefits.  Follow these tips to save time and money.

  • Go generic:  Save money by choosing generic medications. Generics have the same active ingredients as their brand-name counterparts. Ask your doctor, "Is there a generic you can prescribe?"
  • Stay in network: Fill prescriptions at a pharmacy in the AmWINS Rx Retail Network.  AmWINS Rx network includes most national chains and many local, neighborhood pharmacies.
  • Switch to digital:Manage your medicines easily on all your devices. Check benefits and more at www.amwinsrx.com.  Find preferred drugs and network pharmacies.
  • Home delivery: Never run out of the medicine you take every day with a 90-day supply delivered right to your door.  Skip the lines and save on gas! Sign up for Elixir Pharmacy at www.elixirsolutions.com via the member center tab or go to www.amwinsrx.com/membercenter and click on the Elixir Mail Order icon in the center of the page.  Please note, you will not be able to register for home delivery with Elixir Pharmacy until after March 29, 2021.
  • Choose preferred medications: When multiple drugs treat the same condition, choose a "preferred" drug, and save money.  It is easy to find out if your drug is preferred or to find a preferred alternative by using the medication lookup tool on the AmWINS Rx Member Portal at www.amwinsrx.com/membercenter.  Please take this opportunity to search for your current medications on the AmWINS Rx Formulary.  If your current medication is not listed as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 medication on the AmWINS Rx Formulary, please speak with your physician about formulary alternatives.  This will help to keep your cost at the lowest tiered benefit available.   


If you have any questions or need more information about the mail-order transition, please contact AmWINS Rx’s Customer Service Center at 800-956-7682, Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Click HERE for the Summary of Material Modification with further description