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September 27, 2016

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It’s not just for employees!

All participants of the PBC FF’s Employee Benefits Fund are eligible to use the EAP network of over 20 local providers.  Wide variety of counseling services are available, and the best part…………

It’s absolutely

100% confidential

Call Ellen Flaum, Administrator of the EAP @ 561-968-1505 to get started today.


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Cord Blood (Stem Cell)


Adult Stem Cell

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The Facts About Zika Virus


Do you want to know a little more about the Zika virus, symptoms or how to protect yourself? Click here for the latest from the CDC.



Prescription Drug Savings Cards 


Do you find yourself without any choice but to take a name brand medication that has a high co-pay? 


By clicking the link below you will be taken to a list of the most common brand medications used by our group and links to co-pay savings cards offered by the manufacturer's.  Medication including Insulin and other diabetic medications are included on this list of available savings cards.


You won't find any medications on the list that have generic equivalents and all step therapy or prior authorization requirements remain. 


These "savings cards" will work with our prescription drug plan and in many cases can be used for a 90 day fill using the Sav-Rx mail order prescription program.  Once you follow the steps to a simple online activation process these cards will provide continued savings with every refill of your medication.


We have tried to capture the most common used medications, but please let us know if you are taking a high priced "brand" medication not on this list and we will do our best to locate a savings card for your medication.


Click here to view available prescription drug co-pay savings cards.



Earlier this year with the uncertainty of whether Rick Rhodes would stay on in the position of Benefits Administrator for the Fund pending his retirement from the fire department the Fund completed an exhaustive nationwide search for a possible replacement.  The position was also opened up to all participants of the Fund.  Besides the announcements of the opening to all participants of the Fund two other sources were utilized for the announcement.  The position was advertised for six weeks on the job board at the International Foundation of Employee Benefits, a highly respected national organization that deals with employee benefits such as pensions and health plans.  The position was also advertised through Indeed, a national job placement service.  No interest was received from the membership, nor was any interest received through the International Foundation; the latter is surmised by the low starting compensation package set by the Board of Trustees.  Indeed produced numerous candidates, 95% of which had no experience in the benefits administration field, the other were all HR candidates that just didn’t seem to be the right fit for our organization.

In the end we were fortunate that Rick was willing to stay on in the position.  Even if we had found a reasonably qualified candidate it still would have set us back with the need to bring a new person up to speed with all of the areas that Rick handles, and of course with knowing our participants as Rick does it was in the best interest of the Fund and the participants to have him agree to stay in the position.

What's New at Benefits Fund
Voluntary Life Rate Change
Please be advised that your Voluntary Life Insurance deduction amount may change as of June 1, 2016. Your Deduction may change due to an age bracket change/update. Once a year in June, age bracket changes are updated by Reliance Standard. I have attached a copy of the Reliance Standard Group Voluntary Term Life lnsurance Premium Table for your information. Read More...
IRS Form 1095-C
March 2015  Last week we mailed out the Form 1095-C for all Employees enrolled in the Benefits Fund in 2015. This form was an IRS requirement for all employers with more than 50 employees and is a direct result of the Affordable Health Care Act. The form is you and your dependents proof of health insurance for your 2015 tax return. Read More...
New Benefits Fund Trustee
The Benefits Fund would like to thank all of the candidates for their time and effort for running for trustee. We would also like to welcome the new trustee Tony Tozzi. Tony has been with PBCFR since March of 1994 and is currently assigned to the First Battalion as a District Chief. Read More...
Haven't been to the clinic yet?
    Maybe you thought we only do firefighter physicals. Below is a link to a 24 minute documentary on the Health & Wellness Center describing some of the services we offer and our philosophy on providing medical care. Read More...
Flu Vaccines
Flu season started October 1st; flu vaccines are available in the Health & Wellness Center for ages 6 months and up.  Dr. Read More...


If you are currently expecting a new baby in your life don’t forget about the Benefits Fund Cord Blood harvesting and cryogenic storage program.  For only $100 out of your pocket you can protect your newborn from numerous health issue’s.  The Fund will pick up the balance of the cost for harvesting the stem cells and storing them for 18 years…….. It’s well worth the small investment on your part.

Call the Fund office to get a brochure and contact information for the Stem Cell Cryobank  located at the Bethesda Health City on Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach.

We will also cover your future storage fees if you had your child's cord blood stored with another vendor prior to the Fund implementing the program in January 2011, call the Fund office for more details.


UMR.COM Access 

We hope that you have had an opportunity to experience the enhanced services on and will find that the new features increase the productivity of your day-to-day benefit-related tasks.

Please remember to use your new login information to access

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