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For coverage beginning January 1, 2018
MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCES
Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Fund
WHEN: NOVEMBER 1, 2017—NOVEMBER 30, 2017
All employees of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue are eligible to participate in the Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Plan. Once a year the Board of Trustee’s sets a period of time during which any eligible person may elect to start, end or change coverage’s and which dependents shall be covered under the plan without the need of a qualifying event. A qualifying event is defined as marriage, divorce, birth, and certain changes to coverage through a spouse’s employer or death. Changes to enrollment status in the plan may take place at any time during the year with a qualifying event, but only during Open Enrollment without a qualifying event.
The reason that changes to coverage without a qualifying event are limited to one specific time period per year is to maintain our IRS cafeteria plan status (pre-tax premium status). During Open Enrollment participants of the Fund, or eligible participants, may make changes to enrollment status in either the Medical or Dental Plans or both.
*** If nothing has changed with you or your dependents,
then no actions are required of you,
the existing coverage will remain the same.
Forms necessary to make any changes are located below. It is important that you take your time and complete the form carefully. Please make sure to include your cell phone number and email address so that we may contact you in the event that we need additional information or forms. Once the forms are completed you may fax or email them to the fund.
Like October is the month that everyone should check their smoke detectors, November is the month when everyone should confirm their beneficiaries on their Life Insurance policies. If you haven’t confirmed lately who is your beneficiary take a moment to e-mail us or call and let’s check on that for you. Life Insurance is provided for all bargaining unit employees (whether covered for medical or not) and all other employees that are participants in the Benefits Fund. Coverage’s provided are $100,000 for active employees, $50,000 for retirees, and $25,000 for retirees over the age of 70.
Should you have any questions please call Rick Rhodes or Tamara Fitzpatrick at the fund office Mon – Fri 8-4:30 pm.
Click Here for 2018 Plan Changes
Click Here for 2018 Employee Status Change Form
Click Here for Retiree Status Change Form
Click here for Form to Update Your Beneficiary
New Vision Plan Takes Effect 9/1/17
New Vision cards are in the mail and should arrive after 9/11/17. If you have Medical coverage, you will now have two cards, one for UMR/Medical uses and one for Humana/Vision. Your current Medical card can no longer be used for Vision coverage. If you are covered by Dental thru the fund you should also have a dental card from UntiledHealth Care. Beginning 9/1/17 with the new plan, everyone will be eligible for new lenses and frames.
Below is a sample of the new Humana Vision card that will be mailed to each member with Medical coverage. Only the members name will appear on the card. Dependents covered by the plan can use this card for services.