HB Bulletin #52-15
August 6, 2015
HEALTH BENEFITS BULLETIN
In July, we met with the administrative staff of Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital – San Pedro and discussed the changes that will take place to help resolve some of the ILWU membership concerns, and to better service the communities in the Harbor area:
PLCMH – San Pedro has hired a new Administrator, Garry Olney, RN, PhD and a Harvard trained physician to lead the quality initiatives, Steven Brass, M.D., MBA, Director of Medical Affairs
PLCMH – San Pedro has approved its $8 million dollar rebuild of the Emergency Department
A multi-million dollar investment has been made to perform a seismic retrofit
Established relationship with UCLA to be part of their Liver Transplant Program. Patients will spend time in the hospital while awaiting their liver transplant and after surgery as they recover. UCLA recognizes the expertise of their Sub Acute Care unit, the largest of its kind in the State of California.
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting – Providence Community Health Wellness and Activity Center and 2015 Partners for Healthy Kids Mobile Clinic on Friday, August 21, 2015, 3p-5p. @ 405 North Hawaiian Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744.
A Representative from 401K Fidelity will be available at Local 13 to help and assist our members with any questions or concerns on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thank you to the members who attended the Retirement and 401K Fidelity Workshops and to the presenters who helped who helped make the workshops possible. Your participation made the workshops a true success, and we look forward to many more in the future.
KAISER PERMANENTE PARTICIPANTS
The Kaiser Permanente “computer glitch” has been resolved and participants’ eligibility was restored immediately on Friday, July 31, 2015. The Union is requesting a meeting with Kaiser Permanente to discuss and develop a procedure on how to handle any unforeseen disruption of services to the membership and their families.
WELFARE BENEFITS UPDATE
ILWU/PMA Benefit Plans is currently working on the updates to reflect changes to the Welfare Benefits and will notify membership when changes have been completed. You will also receive instructions on how to submit claims for reimbursement.
If you have any changes to your ADA accommodations you must attend the ADA JPLRC.
ADA JPLRC meetings are scheduled the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at Pacific Maritime Association, 300 Oceangate, 12th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802 (no parking validation).
Active or Retired,
Please inform your family that in the event of death, they must notify your respective Local (13, 63 or 94) and the ILWU-PMA Benefit Plans office in San Francisco. When notifying your Local, family should be prepared to give appropriate contact information.
For the Families of Local 13:
Please schedule an appointment with the Health Benefits Officer so that you may be provided with the utmost undivided attention.
Local 13 will provide the following:
Flower arrangement for funeral services
Active Class A – Burial Benefit
Bible of their faith
Retired – Burial Benefit
(The above Life Insurance is voluntary for Retired members. All must be in good standing and a beneficiary form must be in file.)
A Union posting for memorial services
Family members, please provide the following:
Original Death Certificate (Deferred Death certificate is not acceptable by insurance carrier)
Picture eligible to scan
Copy of marriage certificate (if married). Please bring your personal ID
Detailed information regarding memorial services, burial, viewing, celebration of life, etc…
Section 6 – Rule 602. An injury of any kind, irrespective of its severity, shall be reported immediately to the foreman, walking boss, or man in charge of operations, by the injured person, if they are physically able to do so. If not, the injury shall be reported by any other person in possession of the facts.
APPOINTMENT WITH THE HEALTH BENEFITS OFFICER
The Health Benefits Officer maintains an open door policy, however, if you need special assistance, (i.e. retirement, disability or personal matter) we recommend that you schedule an appointment with Jerry Avila at (310) 830-6116.
LONG LIVE THE ILWU!
Health Benefits Officer
ILWU Local 13
ILWU Local 13
630 Centre Street,
San Pedro, Ca 90731, USA
Local Office (310) 830-1130
Business Agent (310) 830-1877
Health Benefits (310) 830-6116
Dispatch Hall (310) 834-7213
Dispatch “The Tape” (310) 834-7217
PMA Training Center (310) 847-1600
Alcohol-Drug Recov. Prog.(310) 547-9966
Record Clerk (310) 834-7386
Casual Hall (Tape) (310) 607-4974
International (415) 775-0533
Clerks Local 63 (310) 521-636
Foremen’s Local 94 (310) 832-1109
Memorial Association (310) 830-3591
PMA (562) 495-7600