Welfare Notes - August 2001

August, 2001

Active members
Active members who have their medical coverage with Kaiser Permanente will be receiving a Kaiser benefit book. This booklet will be mailed to the address listed of each subscriber currently enrolled in a Kaiser health plan offered through the Sailor's Union. The format of these booklets will give each member detailed information about their coverage and co-payments. The information in this booklet can let you take full advantage of the benefits offered by the Kaiser plan. Those members enrolled in other health plans may contact your plan directly to receive written information that explains your plan benefits. Listed are the contact numbers for your respective plan.

Health Net and Flex Net: 1-800-522-0088 
Group Health Seattle: 1-888-901-4636 
Pacific Health Plans: 1-800-932-3004 
HIP of New York: 1-800-447-2244 
Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Louisiana: 504-832-5817

A.A.R.P. 55 ALIVE PROGRAM!! This program helps older drivers improve driving skills, and avoid accidents and traffic violations. The AARP 55ALIVE program is the nation's largest classroom driver improvement course for driver's age 50 and older. The eight-hour course is taught in two, four-hour sessions, and costs $10. The course helps with improving driving skills and developing safe driving techniques. AARP members and non-members alike may take the course. There are no tests!! Upon completion of the course graduates may be eligible to receive a state mandated multi year discount on their auto insurance premiums. You may get information on classes near you by calling toll free 1-800-227-7669.

SUP Welfare Plan
Rich Reed, Welfare Plan Representative 
450 Harrison Street 
San Francisco, CA 94105

E-mail: planoffice@sailors.org