In order to accurately report the necessary information to the IRS, the Operating Engineers Local #49 Health and Welfare Fund provides Form 1095-B to any participant that had health coverage under the Plan at any time during the calendar year.
The 1095-B Form is a required document you must have before you file your taxes.
2016 Forms 1095-B will be mailed on January 31, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact the Fund office, Wilson-McShane Corporation, at (952) 854-0795, toll-free (800) 535-6373.
You and your spouse (guest) are invited to attend one of the Local 49 Health Meetings and Holiday Parties!
To view the Local 49 Active and Early Retiree Health Meeting notice click here.
To view the Local 49 Medicare Retiree Health Meeting notice click here.
To view the Local 49 Holiday party notice click here.
Please use the contact information provided to RSVP to the appropriate health meeting, holiday party or both.
Please RSVP to 612-877-3722, email us at email@example.com or click here to RSVP online right now.
Medicare Part B Enrollment Reminder.
The transition from active employment to retired status can present challenges. One of these
challenges is deciding when to enroll for Medicare Part B coverage.
This notice is intended to assist participants as they transition from an active employee covered by the 49ers
Plan, to an early retiree covered under the Retiree portion of that Plan, and finally, to a Medicare enrollee also
covered by a supplemental plan offered through the 49ers Plan. The notice serves as a reminder of the
requirements of the Plan, as well as Medicare, during this transition process.
In general, you should enroll in Medicare Part B when you are first entitled to do so. Click here for more information.
The Medicare Part B Enrollment also applies to those participants who are on Medicare due to a disability.
Benefit Reminder Regarding Office Visit Copayment.
This notice serves to remind participants about the Plan’s benefits with regard to office visits to
Participating Providers. All office visits to Participating Providers, regardless of diagnostic category (including
mental and nervous disorders, alcoholism, chemical dependency and drug addiction), are subject to a $25
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For participants who are admitted to facilities NOT in the Blue Cross Network.
Effective May 1, 2016 All expenses at facilities that are not participating in any Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association affiliate or BlueCard network of preferred providers will be excluded. Therefore, there will no longer be an in-patient out-of-network benefit available.
Examples of non-participating providers that provide in-patient services include Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Passages Treatment Centers and many other drug rehabilitation centers as well as Specialized Medical treatment centers. Click here for more information.
New Health Dynamics Physical Option
Effective January 1, 2017, participants and spouses who prefer to see their own physician for their annual physical examination versus participating in the Health Dynamics Comprehensive physical program may participate in the Health Dynamics Primary MD program!
Participants and spouses utilizing the Primary MD program are eligible for EITHER:
- A $20 per month gym/health club membership reimbursement for up to 12 months ($240 for the participant and an additional $240 for their spouse if each participates); or
- Reimbursement for copayments, deductibles and coinsurance out-of-pocket expenses incurred under the medical plan up to $240 per participant and an additional $240 for their spouse if each participates.
Call Health Dynamics at 1-866-443-0164
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Enhancements to the Plan (Summary of Material Modifications):
These Summary of Material Modifications (SMM) describe changes that have been made to the Plan by the Board of Trustees. The SMMs included below modify the 2014 Summary Plan Description (SPD).
Click here to view a list of all Plan Enhancements.
Health Dynamics Incentive:
The Health Dynamics physical wellness incentive benefit has been improved to allow a waiver of the Calendar Year Deductible for the employee and/or spouse who participates in a Health Dynamics physical. Click here for more details.
Reminder: Complete your Health Dynamics Physical by Nov. 30 2016 to get your 2017 deductible automatically waived.
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