HB Bulletin #83-17
January 12, 2017
HEALTH BENEFITS BULLETIN
Brothers and Sisters,
If you didn’t make the 800 hours required for Welfare in 2016 due to a work or non-work related injury or illness
Now would be the time to gather your doctor(s) note (on doctor’s letter head, currently dated and signed by your doctor) stating that you were a patient, under his/her care an unable to work from (date) to (date).
During the month of March or April the ILWU/PMA Benefit Plans, the Administrators of the plan will mail out letters to those losing benefits as of July 1, 2017.
You may file up to a maximum of 200 hours claim if, you have a non-work related illness or injury. What is required to file a claim: A doctor(s) note (on doctor’s letter head, currently dated and signed by your doctor) stating that you were a patient, under his/her care and unable to work from (date) to (date).
For a work related injury, you must submit an updated LS208. You may obtain this form from your Workers’ Compensation Attorney/Adjustor or the US Department of Labor.
All claims must be filed at Local 13, Health Benefits Department. Please inform the staff what claims you’d like to file.
VACATION/HOLIDAY/PAY SHORTAGES CLAIMS
Please see or call Records Clerk at Local 13 Dispatch Hall, (310) 834-7386 with any questions or concerns in regards to your Vacation, Holiday or Pay Shortages.
STARTING THE NEW YEAR
Updating your personal information; marriage status, dependents, new address & phone number, updating beneficiaries: Any changes must be submitted to Local 13, by the Participant(s) only (you become a Participant in the ILWU-PMA when you become registered).
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 ▪
Section 2 Duties of Vessels of All Types – Rule 215 Adequate handgrips shall be provided on all hatch boards.
(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
HB Bulletin #83-17
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