In 2007, Dr. Kathy Thomas’ life took a significant turn when she crossed paths with her partner Steven. What initially began as a routine electrical job transformed into a profound and nurturing relationship, with Steven emerging as a steadfast pillar of support for Kathy and her daughters. Fast forward to 2016, tragedy struck when Kathy suffered severe burns in an accident. However, Steven’s insurance coverage through NECA/IBEW Family Medical Care Plan (FMCP) ensured that she received the critical care she needed during this challenging time.

Despite the heartbreaking loss of Steven shortly after Kathy’s accident, she found solace in the fact that she could remain insured and receive continued support from the Family Medical Care Plan until she could secure coverage independently. This poignant narrative underscores the genuine commitment of the IBEW in providing high-quality healthcare not only for individuals but also for their beloved family members during times of need.


Rhiannon Manzi

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