Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Your Health Care Benefits

Your Health Care Benefits

The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome you to the new Health Care website for the Utah Pipe Trades Health and Welfare Plan. Within this website, you will now have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to commonly requested forms, useful highlighted links, and frequently asked questions regarding your benefit information. As always, please feel free to contact the Benefit Fund Office at (877) 416-8181 or email to staff@utpipetradesbenefits.org if you have any additional questions or concerns.

The Utah Pipe Trade Trust provides all of your medical, prescription drug, weekly disability benefits, and benefits under the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). It also provides insured benefits: life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Through this website you will be able to access all of your medical claims information as well as useful links to all your medical providers.

Medical Benefits

The Plan participates with a network of Preferred Providers; also called “PPO”s. Using the Preferred Providers will result in a substantial savings to you and the Plan. For a list of PPO providers Inside Utah see: www.wiseprovider.net or call (866) 485-5205. For a list of PPO providers Outside Utah see: www.myfirsthealth.com or call (888) 685-7774.

Prescription Drug Coverage

The Plan covers outpatient prescription drugs through an independent pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) drug card program. Prescription Coverage is currently offered through CVS/Caremark.

Weekly Disability Benefits

Weekly disability benefits are only available to Active Employees.

If you become Totally Disabled due to an accidental bodily Injury or Illness, and are under the care of a Physician for the total disability, the Fund will pay you a weekly benefit in the amount of $444, subject to applicable taxes. Benefits are payable for a maximum of 13 weeks. You must submit a claim, along with a certification by your Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy that you are Totally Disabled, to the Administrative Office.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a resource designed to help you and Covered Dependents deal with many personal or relationship issues that may be causing distress, such as marital difficulties, family problems, stress and anxiety, depression, grief or loss, drug/alcohol addiction, and legal issues. The EAP is administered by Blomquist Hale Consulting.

Dental Coverage

Dental coverage is not currently offered through the Plan.

Vision Coverage

Vision coverage is not currently offered through the Plan.