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December 13, 2017

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It’s your responsibility to inform your doctor!!!

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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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.

  

      

What's New at Benefits Fund
2017 Trustee Election Results
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2017 Medical/Dental Plan Changes
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. Read More...
The Facts About Zika Virus
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. Read More...
Prescription Drug Savings Cards
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. Read More...
BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR
  BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR 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. Read More...

EXPECTING? 

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 umr.com 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 umr.com.

Click here for a flyer that you can use as a reminder to set up your new access to umr.com.


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