Health and Welfare Funds

Local 11’s Health and Welfare Funds are committed to keeping you healthy and offering the greatest value in health services.

Most workers covered by a Local 11 contract benefit from one of the best health insurance plans in the country.

Please contact your fund administration office if you have any questions regarding health benefits, problems with enrollment, the Family Medical Leave Act, dental coverage, or more. If you do not know which office administers your health benefits, please contact (213) 481-8530.

Santa Monica UNITE HERE Benefit Fund
1200 Wilshire Blvd. 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(866) 345-5189
(562) 463-5075
(562) 463-5894 FAX

(Formerly the Los Angeles and Orange County Funds)
Office and call hours: 8:30am–4:30pm

130 S. Alvarado Street, 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 484-8480
Toll Free: (855) 484-8480

13252 Garden Grove Boulevard, Suite 200
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 312-5061
Toll Free: (855) 844-5262

UNITE HERE Health Hospitality Plan (Plan 185)
(855) 405-3863
(630) 449-4545 FAX

Dental Office – LA Fund
130 S. Alvarado Street, 1st floor
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 484-9660

Just in Time for Christmas, HMS Host Workers in Three Cities Ratify New Contracts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 24, 2021

Food workers at Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Orange County airports win significant raises and improved job security

Airport food workers with UNITE HERE Local 11 voted to ratify new contracts with HMS Host Thursday at Los Angeles International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, and John Wayne Orange County airports.

All three two-year agreements lift workers at the bottom of the payscale to livable wages and establish stronger job security and anti-discrimination protections.

The ratification Thursday also averts a potential strike authorized this past Monday by American Airlines Admirals Club lounge workers employed by HMS Host at LAX.

“I love my job and what I do, but the money I’ve been making hasn’t been enough to live on,” said Evelyn Torres, an LAX lounge attendant. “I voted yes to go on strike if we had to, and I’m so proud that now we have a new agreement and we’re getting the raises we actually deserve.”

Workers in Phoenix won an agreement that dramatically improves health insurance cost-sharing for employees—a critical point for many who were on strike for 10 days during the peak of Thanksgiving travel last month.

“The health insurance alone will be life-changing for me and my family,” said Lucia Salinas, a cook at Cowboy Ciao at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. “After fighting for a contract for about four years, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief that we have what we need and deserve.”

“The pandemic, being unemployed, years of going without—it’s been hard. But we’ve kept fighting to get through it. Knowing what we’ve won shows that it was all worth it,” said Reyna Gonzalez, a cook for HMS Host at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

HMS Host is the single largest concessionaire at LAX, Sky Harbor, and John Wayne airports—employing nearly 1300 workers at dozens of restaurants and all on-airport Starbucks stores. HMS Host workers also staff the American Airlines Admirals Club and American Eagle lounges at LAX.

Free COBRA Healthcare

FREE HEALTHCARE from April through September, 100% paid for by the U.S. Government!

Thanks to the work UNITE HERE Local 11 did in Arizona and Georgia, President Biden was able to pass the American Rescue Plan. This win is a huge victory for workers across the country. If you (and your dependents) lost health coverage due to layoff, furlough or reduction in hours, you may be eligible for FREE HEALTH COVERAGE from April through September, 100% paid for by the U.S. Government!

The official enrollment form will be available in mid-April. We are waiting for the official enrollment form from the federal government. You will receive information by mail, email, phone call, and/or text. You can also check this webpage for more updates as we get them.

Right now we can only make sure we have your right address and phone number for when the enrollment process begins. Please fill the form below and check the chart to see if you will be eligible.



Need help understanding your options? Call LA Care at (888) 439-5124 to see if you qualify for Medi-Cal.

  • If you don’t qualify for Medi-Cal: Enroll for Covered CA (subsidized coverage) visit or call (800) 300-1506.
  • If you don’t qualify for Medi-Cal or Covered CA: If you don’t qualify for either program due to lack of residency or documents, or you cannot afford to pay for Covered CA, LA County also offers insurance coverage through My Health. LA:
  • Kaiser Members:
    • Call Kaiser at (800) 270-4095 or go to for help enrolling in a Kaiser plan through Medi-Cal, Medicare, or Covered CA.
    • Kaiser members who live in LA County can also get help from LA Care by calling (888) 439-5124.
    • If you need additional help paying for high medical costs at a Kaiser facility, please call Kaiser’s Medical Financial Assistance program at (800) 390-3507.
    • If you need help with essentials like housing, childcare, or food, Thrive Local Connections can help connect you to resources in your community. Call (800) 443-6328 (TTY 711)

For Arizona, sign up for Medicaid at:
1(855)HEA-PLUS (1-855-432-7587)

Santa Monica Fund

New Health Plan – Santa Monica UNITE HERE Health Benefit Fund Effective November 1, 2020.

 To All UNITE HERE Local 11 Members employed by the University of Southern California.

Effective November 1, 2020 the health benefits offered through UNITE HERE Health will change and will be provided by the Santa Monica UNITE HERE Health Benefit Trust Fund. All eligible UNITE HERE Local 11 Members employed by the University of Southern California will have an opportunity to enroll for health benefits provided by the Santa Monica UNITE HERE Health Benefit Trust Fund. Enrollment for your new benefits will begin September 14, 2020. All eligible members will be contacted by phone and invited to schedule an in person enrollment. Please contact UNITE HERE Local 11 at (213) 481-8530 ext 242 to make sure that your contact information is correct and updated.

 If you have questions about your benefits, starting November 1, 2020, please contact the Funds Administrative Office at (866) 345-5189 or (562) 463-5075 or UNITE HERE Local 11 at (213) 481-8530 ext 242.