HB Bulletin #60-16
February 4, 2016
HEALTH BENEFITS BULLETIN
If you are a longshore worker or pensioner covered by the ILWU-PMA Coastwise Indemnity Plan: Please read your medical Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for accuracy when they arrive in the mail after you receive any medical treatment. If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse please report it to the Benefit Plans Office in San Francisco at (415) 673-8500 or call your local Area Welfare Director (310) 833-5144. ALL CALLS WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL. Thank you.
PROTECTING YOUR BENEFITS
Brothers and Sisters,
The Rank & File will not tolerate any healthcare solicitors at the Dispatch Hall. Your benefits give you and your family the privilege to be cared for with the highest level of quality in medical services, provided in an acute care hospital. There are many in-network hospital facilities providing the most advance surgical procedures and technology. Hospitals are prepared to handle any complications that might arise during a surgical procedure on a 24 hour 7 day a week basis.
Hospitals, unlike most free-standing centers, are highly scrutinized for quality and safety by state and federal regulatory agencies including the California Department of Health, (JCAHO) Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organization, Centers for Medicare and Medi-Cal and the California State Licensing Board. Unlike free-standing centers, many hospital facilities employ union nurses and other personnel. WE MUST PROTECT OUR BENEFITS.
A Kaiser Representative will be available to answer any questions regarding your Kaiser benefits at Local 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: 03/15, 04/15, 05/13, 06/15, 07/15, 08/15, 09/15, 10/17, 11/15 and 12/15.
“What to do when injured on the job”
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ILWU Memorial Association Hall
231 West “C” Street
Wilmington, CA 90744
U.S. Department of Labor
Marco A. Adame II
18th Compensation District
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, requires certain employers to offer health insurance coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. Further, those employers must send an annual statement to all employees eligible for coverage describing the insurance available to them. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) created form 1095-C to serve as that statement. This form will be mailed by the ILWU-PMA Benefit Plans Administrators on the last week of February 2016. If you have any questions, please call ILWU-PMA Benefit Plans at (415) 673-8500.
All Visitors from other locals not in the Blue Shield PPO network must notify the ILWU-PMA Benefit Plans Office and go through the LRC process.
(American Disability Act)
The ADA JPLRC meetings are scheduled on 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).
The Office will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.
Health Benefits Officer
ILWU Local 13
LONG LIVE THE ILWU!
HB Bulletin #60-16
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