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H&W: Important Notice on Changes to 2020 Participant Eligibility Levels and Monthly Co-Premium Payments

Professional Musicians & Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund:

CHANGES TO 2020 PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY LEVELS

Commencing with the Jan. 1, 2020, coverage year, the minimum initial eligibility threshold to qualify for enrollment in medical plans sponsored by the Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) will be reduced to $700 in Employer contributions. Thus, effective with the current Qualifying Period — Oct. 2, 2018 through Oct. 3, 2019 — the amount of Employer contributions necessary for eligibility at the Fund’s “C Level” of coverage/benefits shall be $700 (including any available permissible carry-forwards from the 2017/2018 Qualifying Year). Continue reading

H&W: Live Healthy!

Professional Musicians & Employer’s Health & Welfare Fund

Take Control of Your Health: Your Life Depends On It!

Taking care of yourself by exercising and eating well can make a big difference in your over-all health. If you are healthy, stay healthy by maintaining a lifestyle that promotes wellness.

It’s not easy to stop unhealthy habits and start healthy ones. Take baby steps; focus on one small area that you can improve. Adding exercise to your daily routine is one way to a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading

H&W: Eligibility and Enrollment Mailings Begin in November

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, 2019. Important Contribution and enrollment information will be mailed out by the Fund; if you don’t complete and return this information on a timely basis it could negatively affect your ability to enroll or qualify for coverage with the Fund. If you have moved within the past year or you are new to the Health and Welfare enrollment process, PLEASE verify your address with the Fund’s administrative office. Continue reading

H&W: Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Professional Musicians & Employer’s Health & Welfare Fund:

If you or your children are eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and you’re eligible for health coverage through your employer, your state may have a premium assistance program that can help pay for premium expenses, using funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs. If you or your children aren’t eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, you won’t be eligible for these premium assistance programs but you may be able to buy individual insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov. Continue reading

H&W: Are All Eligible Participants Enrolled in the Fund’s Life Insurance Benefit?

Professional Musicians & Employer’s Health & Welfare Fund:

The Professional Musicians Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (“Fund”) provides a $20,000* Life Insurance benefit to all Participants who have qualified for benefits. Completion of an enrollment form is not required and enrollment is automatic once the Fund confirms, after the close of the annual qualifying window (generally Oct. 3 of every year), that you have qualified for benefits based on the employer contributions made on your behalf in the prior qualifying year (generally Oct. 2 through Oct. 3). Contributions in the qualifying year, determine eligibility for the following January through December (i.e. employer contributions made during the period of Oct. 3, 2016 through Oct. 2, 2017, have determined eligibility for the period Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018). Continue reading

Blue Shield Teledoc® – Skip the waiting room – Talk to a doctor now

Eligible participants who have enrolled in one of the Blue Shield plans offered by the Professional Musicians Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund now have access to the Teladoc® program.

Eligible Participants
Why wait for the care you need now? Teladoc® gives you 24/7/365 access to a doctor through the convenience of phone or video consults. You can feel better today and avoid the hassles of the hospital waiting room. Continue reading

H&W: Eligibility & Enrollment Information

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

The Fund mailed Eligibility and Enrollment information to all eligible participants in mid-November. The enrollment materials advise each participant of the level at which they qualified (A, B or C).

The qualifying levels are as follows:

Level             Employer Contribution Amount
A                    $1,500 plus
B                    $1,200 to $1,499
C                    $800 to $1,199

In order to be covered by one of the Fund’s benefit plans, for the coverage year beginning January 1, 2018, you must (A) have accumulated a minimum of $800 in employer contributions, for covered work performed between October 3, 2016 through October 2, 2017, and (B) remit, to the Fund’s Administrative Office, a completed enrollment form along with the proper co-premium, no later than December 20, 2017. Continue reading

H&W: Eligibility and Enrollment Mailings Begin in November

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

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, 2018. Important Contribution and enrollment information will be mailed out by the Fund; if you don’t complete and return this information on a timely basis it could negatively affect your ability to enroll or qualify for coverage with the Fund. If you have moved within the past year or you are new to the Health and Welfare enrollment process, PLEASE verify your address with the Fund’s administrative office. Continue reading

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