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.
**(3) New Vendors available to you at no cost**
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!
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
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.
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)
Your prescription benefit network is provided by Express Scripts Inc. To get the most out of your benefits, it is best to use a provider that participates in the Express Scripts network. To locate a participating provider or for questions regarding benefits and claims, please contact (855) 202-9582. You may also click on the Express Scripts link on the right side of the page to connect to their website.
Your dental benefit network is provided by MetLife. Using a participating provider that accepts the MetLife 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 MetLife at (800) 942-0854 or click on the MetLife link on the right side of the page to connect to their website.
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 Mines and Associates and Blomquist Hale. Please see information below for more information.
Mines and Associates - Employee Assistance Program
(Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming Residents)
As an Eighth District Electrical Benefit Fund member, you and your household members are entitled to up to 7 free and confidential counseling services per issue, per contract year (1/1 - 12/31). Examples of everyday issues include stress, anxiety, depression, family issues, drug and alcohol abuse, relationships, death and grief, and work related issues. You may choose to be scheduled for a face-to-face appointment, telephonically, or through text/online messaging. This service is available 24/7 and is strictly confidential. To contact Mines and Associates please dial (800) 873-7138
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 firstname.lastname@example.org