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New Voluntary Life Insurance Offering
The company that we purchase our group life insurance policy from also offers additional life insurance that you may purchase thru payroll deduction. They are offering a onetime opportunity to buy additional life insurance during the month of January with a guarantee issue; you may buy up to $120,000 additional insurance. What that means is that there will be no medical exam and you cannot get turned down unless you have been turned down by them before (unlikely). While it’s not the best life insurance to purchase (price wise) it is a great opportunity if you have developed any medical conditions that would make you otherwise uninsurable or cost prohibitive.
Attached is additional information, and you must apply during the month of January. There are several methods to accomplish applying, representatives of the company will be in the Benefits Fund office January 24th, 25th and 26th, you can apply online through their portal, or you can just come by the office anytime during January and see Rick, Tamara or Mike.
Feel free to call the office with any questions.
Click here for more detailed information, rates and application.
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