Welfare Notes - February 2009

February, 2009

Keep Us Informed

Please be sure to keep the Plan office informed of changes such as a new address and dependent changes (marriage, divorce, or children to be added, death of a spouse). Timely notification is needed and very much appreciated.

Copayments for Active Participants

Medical and dental copayments for active participants are reimbursable by the SUP Welfare Plan. Copayments for dependents are not reimbursable. Reimbursable copayments must be submitted to the SUP Welfare Plan within 90 days of treatment with proper documentation: name of the provider of services, patient’s name, date of services, amount of the charge, and description of service such as office visit. 

Services not covered by the HMO or PPO Plan are not reimbursable.

Active Members are also eligible for a vision exam and one pair of eyeglasses (lenses and frames) once in a 24 month period. The maximum payable is $200.00.

Unfit For Duty & Eligibility

If you are Unfit for Duty, your eligibility for coverage may be extended; however, you must inform the Plan office of your Unfit for Duty status with documentation from your attending physician. Periodic updates of your status should be submitted if your disability continues. If you become Unfit-for-Duty due to injury or illness while on a ship, your employer will not automatically send the documentation of your Unfit-for-Duty status to the Plan office. Please be sure we receive the information needed.

Check with the Plan office if you have any concerns about your eligibility and make sure you are properly enrolled for all the benefits available to you.

Michelle Chang, Administrator  
Patty Martin  
Virginia Briggs, Claims   
Michael Jacyna, Eligibility