Welfare Notes - August 2007

August, 2007

Timely Filing of Claims

REMINDER: Reimbursement for co-payments and other eligible medical, dental, vision, or prescription charges must be submitted to the Plan office within 90 days of the dates of services. This time limit for filing claims includes eligible expenses for active employees and pensioners covered under the pensioners’ annual allowance.

New Prescription Program for Pensioners

Information about the new prescription drug benefits for pensioners was mailed in August. Identification cards for the eligible member and spouse were included with the information. RESTAT is a national network of pharmacies that may discount your prescriptions. If you have another prescription coverage, please check with your pharmacy to see if RESTAT or your other coverage offers the best discount for the prescription drug you are buying.

The IPS (Immediate Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.) brochure included with the RESTAT mailing is a mail order prescription benefit that is also available to you for maintenance prescription drugs. The medication will be shipped to your home at no cost to you.

Pensioners who are enrolled in Medicare Plans like Kaiser Senior Advantage with prescription coverage will likely find it more beneficial to use their Kaiser Plans and Kaiser pharmacies.

If you have Medicare Part D and currently use a RESTAT pharmacy, check with the drug store to see which plan offers you the best savings.   

E-mail Addresses

You can e-mail questions to the SUP Welfare Plan at the following e-mail addresses.  To protect your privacy do not include your social security number or other sensitive personal information in your e-mails.

Michelle Chang, Administrator: mcsupsiupd@sbcglobal.net
Patty Martin: martinpatty59@sbcglobal.net
Virginia Briggs, Claims: vbriggs80@sbcglobal.net
Michael Jacyna, Eligibility: mjacyna67@sbcglobal.net
Terry O’Neill, Training Representative: terenceo@gmail.com