Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Your Health Care Benefits


Your Health Care Benefits

The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome you to the new website for the Eighth District Electrical Benefit Fund. Within this website, you will now have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to commonly requested forms, useful links, and frequently asked questions regarding your benefits provided by the Plan. As always, please feel free to contact the Benefit Office at (844) 989-2321 if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Hello Heart

The Eighth District Electrical Benefit Fund is partnering with Hello Heart to provide eligible members with a free, personal heart health monitoring kit, including a free blood pressure monitor that connects to an app on your smartphone. Hello Heart is an easy-to-use program that helps you track, understand and manage your heart health from the privacy of your own phone. Hello Heart is offered at no cost to eligible members, spouses and adult dependents, including all retirees, who are covered by the Eighth District Electrical Benefit Fund and have blood pressure readings of 130/80 mmHg or above or take blood pressure medication. Each eligible member should enroll separately.  Click here to enroll today!

Sword Health

Introducing Sword, a (free!) digital Physical Therapy program that provides treatment for all musculoskeletal issues, including your back, shoulders, neck, hips, knees, elbows, ankles, or wrists. The Sword program is done from the comfort of your home (or wherever is most comfortable to you), which means you have the chance to overcome joint or muscle pain without the hassle of traditional physical therapy appointments, travel time or waiting rooms. And now, thanks to your health benefits, it’s available to you at no cost! Learn more at join.swordhealth.com/eighthdistrict/aware  

Included Health

For the Eighth District Electrical Benefit Fund, the health and well-being of our membership is our top priority.  That’s why we’re proud to introduce Included Health, a new benefit available to you and your covered dependents.  With Included Health, you get a care team with the experience and knowledge to help with your healthcare hassles.  Your care team is there to make healthcare easier for you and your family. Here’s how: 

  • Get matched with an in-network doctor, who's nearby and accepting new patients.
  • Get confidence in your care with a second opinion from a top specialist for your condition.
  • Get answers to urgent, every day, and mental healthcare questions over the phone.

Activate your account today by downloading the app, visiting includedhealth.com/8thDistrict or by calling 833-201-1426.

Medical Benefits

Your medical benefit network is provided by Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP). To get the most out of your benefits, it is best to use a provider that participates in the Cigna network. To locate a participating provider contact CIGNA at (800) 768-4695. For Benefits and claims questions, please contact BeneSys at (844) 989-2321. You may also click on the Cigna link on the right side of the page to connect to their website and to view the Cigna Coverage guidelines, please click on the link below: CHCP - Resources - Coverage Policies (cigna.com)

Prescription Benefits

Sav-Rx Prescription Services will administer your pharmacy benefits. Using your Sav-Rx ID card every time you purchase a prescription medication will ensure that you will pay only your copayment for your prescriptions. Call Sav-Rx at (866) 233-IBEW with any questions concerning your prescription benefit. You will receive personalized, professional assistance from a live, Union representative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You may also click on the Sav-Rx Prescription Services link to connect to the website or scan the QR code to access the Patient Portal!  

 

Dental Benefits

Your dental benefit is provided by Anthem. Using a participating provider that accepts the Anthem Dental Complete network will ensure that you get the most out of your dental benefits provided by the Plan. To locate a participating provider or for questions regarding benefits and claims, please contact Anthem Dental at 1-844-729-1565 or click on the URL below to search for an in-network provider:

https://www.anthem.com/find-care/

Vision Benefits

Your vision benefit network is provided by Eighth District Electrical Benefit Fund. For questions regarding your vision benefits and claims, please contact the Benefit Office at (844) 989-2321

Doctor On Demand Telehealth Benefits

Your  telehealth provider is Doctor On Demand. No more waiting rooms, no more scheduling hassles. Doctor On Demand lets you see a doctor right away. All from your mobile device or computer. You can download the app from the App Store, Google Play, or access care via DoctorOnDemand.com and enroll now. 

*When enrolling, when it asks if you have an employer that assists with insurance select yes and add IBEW under tab.*

Labor First - Medicare Participants

Effective January 1, 2020, if you are a Medicare-Eligible Retiree and/or Spouse, your medical and prescription benefits are combined under a Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan. Labor First has a team of dedicated Retiree Advocates specifically assigned to assist participants of the Eighth District Benefit Fund. You can reach the Labor First Retiree Advocate Team at (877) 969-2119

Member Assistance Program (MAP) & Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

Counseling at no cost and referral services for you and your family members is provided by Blomquist Hale. Please see information below for more information.  

Blomquist Hale - Member Assistance Program 

The Blomquist Hale Employee Assistance Program provides members with direct, face-to-to face guidance to address virtually any stressful life situation. Counseling is available 24/7 and is always 100% confidential. There is no cost to you and your family for utilizing this service. There are a variety of different resources such as: individual counseling, marital and relationship counseling, grief or loss, and even financial counseling. If you would like to find out more information please contact the team at Blomquist Hale at (800) 926-9619 or via email at info@blomquisthale.com