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H&W: Dental Hygiene Tips From Delta Dental

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QUICK AND EASY DENTAL HYGIENE

Parties with friends, family visits, holiday shopping – often, we get swept up in the festivities of the holiday season, and we may let the little things slide. But don’t let the hustle and bustle of the season keep you from practicing good dental hygiene. Continue reading

Handy Blue Shield Application for Your Phone

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In today’s on-the-go-wireless world, many of us rely on phone apps for almost every daily need. Well, it was only a matter of time before health insurers would get into app development and releases. For Blue Shield, that time has arrived and if you are a Fund participant who has enrolled for the Blue Shield coverage, you can download the Blue Shield Mobile App for your smart phone (assuming, of course, your phone is compatible with the app). As they say: “There’s an app for that!” Continue reading

H&W: Affordable Care Act and Your 2016 Income Tax Filing

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Proof of Enrollment in a Health Plan

H&WAs the end of the year approaches and you prepare to enjoy the holidays with your family and friends, employers and participants should also be aware of the tax filings which are required. With these considerations in mind, the IRS has provided you with a gift, Notice 2016-70. Notice 2016-70, notified Participants that the IRS has extended the due date for health care providers, and employers, to provide covered persons the required tax forms. Continue reading

H&W: Enrollment Information

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OPEN ENROLLMENT

November 20th – December 20th

Enrollment information has been mailed to all eligible participants. November 20th through December 20th is the Fund’s Open-Enrollment period. This is the time of year to select one of the benefit options if you are newly eligible, and decide to enroll, or to make changes to your benefits if you are already enrolled and remain eligible for the same level of coverage. Continue reading

H&W: 2017 Health and Life Insurance Eligibility

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Eligibility & Enrollment Information

 Eligibility and Enrollment information will be mailed to eligible participants in approximately mid-November. Enrollment materials will be sent to the participant’s last address on file with the Fund’s Administrative Office, so please ensure that the Fund has your most up-to-date address information.

The enrollment materials will advise the eligible participant at which Level of coverage they have qualified (A, B or C), based on employer contributions the Fund received on the participant’s behalf for employment between Oct. 3, 2015, and Oct. 2, 2016. Benefit summaries and co-premium costs for the applicable Level will also be included in the enrollment material. Continue reading

H&W: Get Healthy, Stay Healthy

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Your health matters, to you and to your family

Getting healthy and staying that way doesn’t have to be complicated.

You can reduce your risk of many health problems by taking care of the basics, like preventive tests and exams and paying attention to your eye health, which might hint at bigger health issues.

Concentrate on these areas to get and keep yourself on track. Continue reading

H&W: Eligibility and Enrollment Mailings Begin in November

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HAVE YOU HAD A CHANGE OF ADDRESS?

The Professional Musicians Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (“Fund”) will soon be determining eligibility for benefit coverage effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Very important contribution and enrollment information will be mailed out by the Fund to each participant of record and musicians who have qualified for coverage based on employer contributions for work performed during the Fund’s 2015/16 Qualifying Period (October 3, 2015 through October 2, 2016). Continue reading

H&W: Have You Lost Coverage Under an Employer Provided Group Health Plan Other Than the Local 47 Health & Welfare Fund?


Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund:

Have You Lost Coverage Under an Employer Provided Group Health Plan Other Than the Local 47 Health & Welfare Fund?

H&WSpecial Enrollment Rights

Federal law – namely the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) — requires the Fund to permit individuals who declined health coverage under the plan, because they had other group health plan or health insurance coverage, to enroll in the plan through special enrollment upon any loss of eligibility for the other coverage or if employer contributions toward the other coverage cease. Continue reading

H&W: Safeguarding Member Information is a Top Priority at Blue Shield of CA

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As an eligible* Blue Shield medical plan member who has enrolled in Blue Shield as a benefit option through the Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (the “Fund”), you may now have available to you identity protection services such as identity repair assistance, identity theft insurance and credit monitoring. It makes good sense, and it is offered at no charge. You can access and enroll in these services by calling (855) 904-5733, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday or 24/7 at blueshieldca.allclearid.com. Continue reading

H&W: The Website Pacfed-Musicians.com

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The Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund ‘s website, pacfed-musicians.com, contains information, documents and forms that maybe helpful to Fund participants throughout the benefit year. Most of the information is provided in PDF format to allow for easy download, to save or print. Continue reading