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H&W: Get Healthy, Stay Healthy

Professional Musicians & Employer’s Health & Welfare Fund:

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: Accessing Your Acupuncture & Chiropractic Benefit

 

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

To access the complementary health care benefits made available through Landmark Health Plan of California, Inc. just follow these simple steps:

1) To find a contracted Landmark Health Plan provider near you:

• Go to the Landmark Health Plan online provider search at www.LHP-CA.com OR

• Call Landmark Health Plan Member Services at 1-800-298-4875 (Monday – Friday, 5:30am to 5:00pm, Pacific Time) for a list of the closest providers near your home or work address. Continue reading

H&W: The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1988 (WHCRA) & The Newborn And Mothers Health Protection Act of 1996 (NMHPA)

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Reconstructive Surgery Fully Covered After Mastectomy
WOMEN’S HEALTH AND CANCER RIGHTS ACT OF 1998

The Professional Musicians Local 47 and Employers Health and Welfare Fund (“the Fund”) purchases health insurance benefits through Health Net of California and provides you with this notice as required by the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1988 (WHCRA).

In compliance with WHCRA, Health Net provides benefits for mastectomy-related services, including all stages of reconstruction and surgery to achieve symmetry between the breasts, prostheses, and for complications resulting from a mastectomy, including lymph edemas. Continue reading

H&W: Dental Hygiene Tips From Delta Dental

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

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

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

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

H&WProfessional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health and Welfare Fund

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