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April 29, 2016

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Front Desk/Appointments: 561-969-6663 Appointments@myffbenefits.com

Pharmacy: 561-337-3353 Pharmacy@myffbenefits.com

Clinic/Medical Records Fax: 561-721-3106 MedicalRecords@myffbenefits.com

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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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2016 Trustee Election Candidates

 

                      Trustee #1                                Trustee #2

 

                      Ron Bailey                              Donna Damico

                    John Flaherty                            Neal Niemczyk

                Jason Wasielewski                     Lazaro Rodriguez

                     Matt Willhite **

  

Click on name above for Candidate Bio.

**Matt Willhite sent letter removing himself from consideration.

  

Click here for instructions on obtaining your

Username and Password for voting.

  

Voting link will be active

May 9th thru May 13th @ 5pm.

  

   

  

    Benefits Fund Trustee Election Scheduled 

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 beginning with two (2) positions up for election this year (2016) and two (2) additional positions every year to get all positions on a five (5) year cycle. 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 1st 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.

Click here to read the complete article:

     

IRS Form 1095-C

 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.

If you and your dependent had coverage all 12 months, the box "All 12 Months" will be checked.

Please review your form carefully. Should you need a corrected form please contact Rick Rhodes at the Benefits Fund via his email. rrhodes@myffbenefits.com Please give your name and the exact information that needs corrected. I new form will be mailed to the current address on file.

  

What's New at Benefits Fund
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...
Filling Prescriptions at the Firefighters Health & Wellness Center
The response to having prescriptions filled at the Health & Wellness Centers Pharmacy has been fantastic and we have been filling several hundred prescriptions a month.  We have also added several new medications available from the pharmacy, and a new list of medications is available on the web-site and through the link provided in this email. Read More...
Employer Mandated Exercise Stress Test
  The Board of Trustees has agreed to cover the cost related to clearance of positive exercise stress tests.  This clearance for the most part was a visit with a cardiologist for which an affected employee may have been charged a $30 office co-pay. 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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