HB Bulletin #70-16
June 2, 2016
HEALTH BENEFITS BULLETIN
Protect yourself from any employer complaints, 8.34 non availability or 70% by submitting doctor notes to PMA. (Class A and Class B must have notes stamped by PMA before submitting to the local). This does not guarantee the employer will not file a complaint against you. However, will help you justify your absence. Keep your original stamped notes in a safe place.
Return to Work (Class A/B):
Must obtain a Return to Work doctor’s note and submit to; PMA and the ILWU Local 13 -Dues Office (Must obtain Pacific Maritime Association’s stamp on doctor’s note before submitting to Local 13.).
It is the responsibility of each Class A/B individual to enroll in Dues Check Off again.
Class A/B individuals returning with restrictions must also submit a copy of the Return to work doctor’s note to the Health Benefits Department.
8.34 JPLRC CORRESPONDENCE
Any individuals that have received an 8.34 JPLRC Correspondence must obtain copies of all doctors’ notes and contact the ILWU Local 13, Labor Relations Representatives at (310) 830-1130; Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please see the Records Clerk at the Dispatch Hall if you have any questions in regards to your vacation/holiday.
The Plan Year is July 1 – June 30. This is the basis for all annual benefit renewals and limitations.
Chiropractic Treatment; limited to 40 visits per plan year
Skilled Nursing Facility; up to 100 days per plan year
Mental Health Benefits
YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED
Due to the following, we are experiencing more than average daily phone calls and foot traffic:
▪ Retirement Applicants & Evaluations ▪ Deceased Notifications ▪ Loss of Welfare Coverage ▪
▪ Supplement Claims (follow-up & re-submission) ▪ Problematic Claims ▪
▪ Light Duty ▪ Open Enrollment ▪ Medical/Dental Change Over ▪ Job related injuries ▪
In a question of convenience vs. safety,
In a question of comfort vs. safety,
In a question of tonnage vs. safety,
UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
REMINDER: It is your responsibility to update your personal information i.e. address, phone number, e-mail, beneficiary form(s), dependent add/delete or important notice regarding taxation, etc.
Important Note: All Updated Personal Information must be submitted by the Participant(s) only. (You become a Participant in the ILWU-PMA when you become registered.) You must notify PMA Payroll Office in person separately.
(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 – cash only).
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