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About APWU Health Plan

Who we are

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Health Plan is a national preferred provider organization (PPO) that offers both a fee-for-service High Option plan and a Consumer Driven Option health plan. Both options are open to all employees or retirees covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. Located in Glen Burnie, Maryland, the Health Plan is a department of the American Postal Workers Union. We employee 200 people to service the 205,000 people covered by the Health Plan.

Meet our leaders
Mark Dimondstein
President,
American Postal Workers Union

Mark Dimondstein is president of the American Postal Workers Union, which represents 250,000 employees in the clerk, maintenance and motor vehicle crafts. Prior to taking office in November 2013, was elected to six consecutive terms as president of the Greater Greensboro Area Local, serving from 1986 to 1998. He also acted as a local shop steward, labor educator, National Arbitration Advocate, EEOC and OWCP representative, and leader of the Workers for One Postal Union movement.

A strong history of activism

Throughout his many years of activism, Dimondstein has held a fervent belief that the union belongs to the members, The American people deserve vibrant public postal services, and workers everywhere deserve dignity and respect.

Beginning in 2000, Dimondstein served as national lead field organizer for 10 years. In this role, he engaged in a series of ground-breaking union organizing campaigns and contract negotiations for private-sector workers in the mailing industry. In recognition, he received the AFL-CIO Southern Organizer of the Year Award in 2001.

Dimondstein was appointed by the Greensboro City Council to serve on the Greensboro Human Relations Commission, a position he held for six years. In addition, he served as the coordinator of North Carolina Labor Against the War, co-founded the Greensboro Chapter of Jobs with Justice, and helped initiate a local coalition, Postal Customers and Workers United to Save the Public Postal Service.

John L. Marcotte
Newly Appointed Director,
APWU Health Plan

John L. Marcotte is the Director of the APWU Health Plan that currently has more than 220 employees and over 118,000 postal and federal plan participants.

John was born in Detroit, Michigan. After high school graduation, he was honored to be trained in the US Navy’s nuclear power program serving as a Reactor Operator on board the USS California. After receiving an honorable discharge, John worked as a Physicist/Engineer at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University.

John started his postal career at the Lansing, Michigan P&DC and soon thereafter became actively involved in our union as a Shop Steward and Craft Director. Transferring to Northern Michigan John was elected to five consecutive terms as Local President and two terms as Michigan State President. John was elected to national office in 2013 as APWU Legislative and Political Director. Serving with distinction, he was chosen by your National Executive Board to be the Director of the APWU Health Plan upon the retirement of the previous director.

John is blessed with three amazing children and one perfect granddaughter whose support allowed him to follow his love of serving the membership. John enjoys hiking, reading and traveling to state and national parks.

Grateful for the support and leadership of our locals, states and chapters, John plans to grow membership in our Health Plan by working with and supporting our APWU Health Plan representatives in these organizations with superior education and resources. In the federal sector, he will use innovative advertising to let eligible federal employees know the benefits of enrolling in the best value in the FEHB program.

John is committed to providing comprehensive, high quality health care at the most affordable price.