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To All participants of the Employee Benefits Fund,
The Board of Trustees for the PBC FF’s Employee Benefits Fund has taken action to create terms of office for Trustees. Each Trustee position will be up for election every five (5) years with two (2) positions up for election this year (2017). New Trustees will take office on June 1st of each year.
Beginning March 1st and concluding on March 31st we will be accepting letters of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Insurance Fund. Interested individuals must be a current or retired member of PBCFR who is currently enrolled in the Insurance Fund. You may include up to a two page resume, and one page of other qualifications and/or description of reason(s) desiring the position which will be shared with all members eligible to vote.
Between April 3rd and 7th a list of the candidates for the vacancy shall be posted on our website, and emailed to all eligible voters along with any resumes, qualifications or description of reasons why they should be elected that was submitted by the candidates.
Voting for the position will commence on the morning of May 15th and end at 5pm on May 19th. Voting will be done on a secured website to which the Fund staff and Trustees do not have access; they will only be provided the final results once voting has been closed. The site which will be accessed through a link on our website has a proven track record in handling on-line voting for many Unions across the country. You will be required to create a username and password with information that only you should know. If you voted in the last Trustee election then your login information remains the same. Voting will be open to all current or former members of PBCFR that are enrolled in either medical or dental insurance with the Fund.
The Trustee position is responsible for adopting an annual budget, determining the medical, dental, vision and life insurance to be provided for the participants of the Insurance Fund; for setting the premium rates for Active, Retired and COBRA participants; for setting the direction of our medical facility, along with many other duties required to operate and set direction for the Insurance Fund.
The position requires monthly attendance at Board meetings, which are the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9am – 2pm, all special call meetings, and attendance at specifically required training programs.
Letters of interest and any supporting documentation for the position may be mailed to the Fund at the address listed below, or may be emailed to email@example.com, or faxed to 561-966-7760.
Any and all information as described above will only be done through email and our website. If we currently do not have your personal email address, please call the Fund office so we can be sure to keep you up to date.
Any question may be directed to the Fund’s Administrative Manager Mike Sedgwick @ 561-969-6663
New Medical and Dental
ID Cards are in the
Mail to all Members
Every member in the medical and/or dental plans will be getting new ID cards. One card each for Medical and Dental.
Your Medical card should list the member and each dependent and show coverage as Med/Vis. Your new Dental card will only show the Member name. The Dental provider will confirm dependent participation when the card is presented.
Changes made to the new medical cards include a new color for 2017. Please make sure that after December 31 you use your new tan colored medical, vision and pharmacy card and throw out the old Medical card that had dental on them.
A new separate dental card will be issued from United Health Care. The new UHC dental plan will start January 1, 2017. We will no longer be affiliated with Dentemax.
Should you need more than the two cards that are mailed to you, please log into your account and request a new card. They are issued in sets of two (2).
(new medical card example)
New Dental Plan information below PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Medical & Dental Plan Changes for 2017
No Premium Changes for 2017
Specialist Office Visit Co-Payment Reduced to $40
Prescription Drug Co-Pay’s reduced as follows:
Generics reduced to $15 30 day retail, $30 for 90 day supply mail order
Formulary Drugs 10% cost share, $50 minimum-$100 maximum (30 day retail)
Non-Formulary Drugs 10% cost share $100 minimum-$200 Maximum (30 day retail)
Coordination of Benefits for individuals that have more than one medical insurance policy, changes from 100% coverage to same as normal Plan design. Medicare excluded.
Out-of-Network Deductible increased to $6,000 individual $14,000 family.
The Board of Trustees has decided to change the current Dental Plan to a United Health Care Dual Option PPO/HMO Dental Plan in order to give the members choices for their dental insurance coverage.
Everyone will still have the opportunity to continue with the same dental coverage (similar but different network) as we currently offer, but you will also have the choice to elect a less expensive dental insurance plan option if that works better for you and your family.
Both options will be offered by United Health Care and the Benefits Fund will no longer offer the self-insured plan through Dentemax. It is advised to review the list of participating dentist to confirm that you current providers are in the new network.
Members living outside the state of Florida will only have the PPO option.
Prices for both plans are as follows and rates are guaranteed thru the end of 2018:
Retiree Pay Period
Employee $45.61 $21.05
Employee & Spouse $96.05 $44.33
Employee & Child(ren) $120.39 $55.56
Employee & Family $161.08 $74.34
Retiree Pay Period
Employee $12.20 $5.63
Employee & Spouse $21.34 $9.85
Employee & Child(ren) $26.42 $12.19
Employee & Family $33.54 $15.48
New Participating Dentist Lists along with specifics on each plans benefits below.
UHC customer service for dental: 877-816-3596 Plan ID #1095410 for both plans.
HMO Welcome Guide
HMO FL Network
HMO Search by Zip Code Click on product "Dental" then plan "S700B-SHP. Add the specialty looking for, zip code and how many miles.
PPO Welcome Guide
PPO So FL Network
PPO All FL Network
PPO Search by State Click on Find a Dentist and Use plan "National Options Plan 30"
2017 Employee Status Change Form
2017 Retiree Status Change Form