Welfare Notes - November 2009

November, 2009

SUP Money Purchase Pension & SUP 401(k) Plans Quarterly Statements

Beginning with the reporting of the fourth quarter of 2009, The Standard will be mailing three separate statements for the SUP Money Purchase Pension Plan, the SUP 401(k) Plan, and the voyage information containing the mandays that have been reported by the employers.

U.S. Life Dental

The U.S. Life PPO Dental Plan for active members living outside of the HMO provider areas will be converting to SmileMax, a national dental network administered by Careington International and DenteMax, as of January 1, 2010. This is a much larger dental network than the current U.S. Life network.

New Dental ID cards will be issued and sent to participants in November and December. The new dental ID cards will be printed with information about the new network along with instructions on how to locate a participating provider and submit claims.

If a current network provider is not participating in the new SmileMax network, claims incurred with a current network provider on or after January 1, 2010 will be reimbursed at the out-of-network level of benefits.

Keep Us Informed

Please be sure to keep the Plan office informed of the following changes: New Address and Dependent Changes (marriage, the death of a dependent, divorce, or children to be added). New dependents must be added to the HMO or PPO Plans within 30 days of the marriage, birth or adoption. Dependents not added within 30 days will not be eligible to be added to the Plans until the next open enrollment period.

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