Medicare Retirees: Learn about your plan

Congratulations on reaching your 65th birthday! As a Medicare retiree, it’s important to understand how your medical plan works. Watch this short presentation to learn more about: Medicare basics; plan benefits, programs and features; what to expect next; and...

IRS Form 1095-B Not Needed for Taxes

Beginning with the 2019 tax year and thereafter, federal law reduced the individual shared responsibility payment (tax penalty) to $0 if there were months in which you failed to maintain health insurance coverage. As a result, you do not need Form 1095-B to complete...

Understanding the No Surprises Act

New legislation provides plan participants protections from balance billing and cost sharing. Don’t accidentally give up your protections against balance billing! Read any consents you are given before you receive health care. Learn more in the letter sent to...

Changes to Retiree Medicare Plan

Beginning January 1, 2022, the Fund transitioned to the UnitedHealthcare® Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan for your medical benefits and UnitedHealthcare and Sav-Rx plans for your Part D Prescription benefits. If you were already enrolled in the Retiree Medicare...

New dollar bank system began September 1, 2021

With the new dollar bank system, eligibility is month to month instead of quarterly, and you need to have just $1,235 per month contributed for coverage. This change will allow new participants to get insurance much quicker, helping us recruit new members. In...