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It’s time to get your flu shot

One of the best ways to help you stay healthy for fun, fall and winter activities is to keep up with your vaccinations. Annual flu shots are recommended to prevent or reduce the severity of a flu illness. Even if you had a flu shot last year, you should also receive...

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Get Your Health Dynamics Exam Before Nov. 30, 2022

Health Dynamics is terminating its Preventive Care Examination Program for all participants, beginning Dec. 1, 2022. However, Health Dynamics examinations will be available and covered through Nov. 30, 2022. If you and your Spouse complete a Health Dynamics Preventive...

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Enhanced Hearing Aid Benefit for Participants Under 16

Effective January 1, 2022, the hearing aid benefit has been enhanced to cover 100% of the cost of a replacement hearing aid, up to a maximum of $2,000 annually (no deductible), if the replacement hearing aid is purchased for a Participant aged 15 years and under. This...

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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 how to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Attend virtual benefits meetings

We are hosting virtual benefit meetings for all hourly active participants to discuss the dollar bank change, the defined contribution plan, and other benefits available to you. To participate, you must have a computer, tablet, or smartphone. On the day of the...

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