Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Frequently Asked Health Care Questions


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What is the WSIAW Health Plan?

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The WSIAW Health Plan provides free medical examinations to eligible employees and retirees. The examination includes specified diagnostic test which vary depending on the age of the individual. Test results are reviewed by the Plan’s Medical Consultant who provides the individual with a confidential written evaluation. These tests are meant to supplement your normal medical care and not replace your need for a personal physician. The examinations are performed by specified local medical providers who contract with the Plan to provide the service at a fixed fee.

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How do I become eligible?

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You worked at least 350 hours in covered employment during the current or preceding calendar year; or you are retired and receiving a pension benefit from the WSIAW Pension Plan. Covered employment means work under a collective bargaining agreement requiring contributions to this Plan. Dependents are not eligible to participate in the Plan.

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What kind of examination is performed?

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The type of examination you receive will depend on your age. The basic examination will include a complete history and physical examination, chest x-ray(s), lung function test, blood and urine tests, a vision and a hearing test.

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How often can I receive an examination under this program?

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The frequency of examination is:

  • Ages 20-39 Every three years
  • Ages 40-49 Every two years
  • Ages 50 and older Every year
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Who do I contact to schedule a medical examination?

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Please contact WorkCare at (800) 455-6155, extension 2201, or via fax at 510-748-6915, or via their website at www.workcare.com