The Board of Trustees of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio
Regional Council of Carpenters’ Welfare Plan (Plan) is pleased to announce that
effective January 1, 2023, medical claims will be processed through the Level
Care Health Program – a program specifically developed for United Brotherhood
of Carpenter sponsored Funds. Through Level Care Health, we have been able to
secure better pricing and terms for our Fund.
Here is some important information
regarding this program. Please read carefully:
in Blue Cross Network: Effective January 1, 2023, Independence Blue Cross
(Independence) will replace Anthem Blue Cross as your medical network provider,
and medical claims will be paid by Independence Administrators (IA) instead of
You do not have to
change doctors or other providers! Due to
the Blue Cross Blue Shield network, the same doctors, hospitals, and other
providers that are in-network with Anthem are in-network with Independence!
There are no
changes in your benefits. Your copayments,
deductibles, and other coverages are not changing.
2. Your Benefit Cards
mid-December, new Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield medical ID cards will be
mailed. Continue to use your current Anthem card until December 31, 2022. After
January 1, 2023, use your new Independence card and discard your Anthem card. Digital copies of your new Independence card can be found on your
member portal after January 1, 2023.
Dental/Vision: These benefits are not
changing! You will not receive a
new dental/vision drug card. Do not discard your current dental/vision card, as
you will continue to use it after January 1, 2023.
o Prescription Drugs: These
benefits are not changing! You will not receive a new prescription drug
card. Do not discard your current prescription drug card, as you will continue
to use it after January 1, 2023.
in Telemedicine: Effective January 1, 2023, Independence Blue Cross
(Independence) program MDLIVE will replace Anthem Blue Cross LIVE Health Online
as your telemedicine provider
With telemedicine from MDLIVE, you have
24/7 access to a board-certified doctor for non-emergency medical conditions.
Text IBXTPA to 635-483 to chat with
Sophie, a virtual assistant who will help you sign up
Download the MDLIVE app on your smartphone
Get a Second Opinion from a Cleveland
Clinic Specialist without Leaving Home With Virtual Second Opinions by
Regional Council of Carpenters’ Welfare Fund (Fund) is now offering Virtual
Second Opinions through the Cleveland Clinic. With Virtual Second Opinion
Services, you can have your diagnosis and treatment plan, or that of a family
member, reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic Specialist without travel or red tape.
It’s easy, 100% confidential, and available at no cost to you. All you need is
a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop system.
GET STARTED BY FOLLOWING THE LINK
Use the link above and follow
the prompts. You will explain your medical diagnosis, treatment plan, etc., to
a Nurse Care Manager who will match you to the right expert specialist. The
Cleveland Clinic will collect your medical records, including lab samples,
scans and more. In about two weeks, you will receive a detailed report with
your specialist’s opinion and chat live with him or her to ask questions and
This Convenient, No-Cost
Benefit Can Help if You Are:
with a serious condition, such as cancer
to make a major decision about a medical next step, such as surgery
a treatment that involves risk or has significant consequences
with a condition or chronic illness that isn't improving or is getting
or struggling with a medical diagnosis and treatment plan
The Clinic's patient liaison phone number +1 (844) 777-0788
Your Health Care Benefits
The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome you to the new website for the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters’ Welfare 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 (800) 700-6756 if you have any additional questions or concerns.