Welfare Notes - January 2014

January, 2014


If you are enrolled in a Kaiser, Health Net, or Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana medical plan through the SUP Welfare Plan, you have the health plan coverage required by the Affordable Care Act. Medicare, Medicaid, and military plans also satisfy the requirements.

California residents can go to Covered California online at www.coveredca.com to find information on plans for family members not covered under your health plan or Medicare. Residents in other states can find the Health Insurance Marketplace by calling 1-800-318-2596 or going to www.healthcare.gov.


The Member Assistance Program is a confidential, professional resource that is provided by your Trust Fund. It includes a staff of counselors, psychologists and other professionals to help Members and their dependents resolve personal problems. The services are provided by Human Behavior Associates, Inc.

Human Behavior Associates is a private firm that specializes in providing employee counseling and assistance programs. The staff includes psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and addictions counselors.

All contact between employees and the Member Assistance Program is strictly confidential. Your Trust Fund has contracted with Human Behavior Associates to provide a specific number of no-cost counseling sessions. For continued treatment you will be referred to your medical plan. Be sure to enroll in a medical plan. There may be charges for continued treatment.

To request help call 1-800-937-7770 or collect at 707-747-0117. The help line is available 24 hours per day. The program staff will refer you to the appropriate resource for your issues. You will be referred to local counselors and treatment centers, self-help programs and other sources for immediate assistance.

You can also contact Human Behavior Associates, Inc. on line at www.callhba.com.

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