The Plan now offers the ultimate in convenience and top-notch care for our busy members and their families. For just a $10.00 office visit co-pay, you can be connected to a board-certified physician in the comfort of your own home, on the job site, or anywhere that works for you. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer, and to download the American Well Live Doctor Now app.
Take it from those of us at Local 4 and the Local 4 Funds Office who work every day to provide the best possible platform of benefits for you and your families: telehealth works.
While you’re looking forward to the warmer weather, take a few minutes to look ahead toward your retirement future. Are you taking advantage of contributing pre-tax dollars to the 401(k) portion of the IUOE Local 4 Annuity & Savings Plan? As a participant in the Plan, you are eligible to make voluntary contributions from your wages not to exceed $18,000 in 2017. If you are 50 or older this year, you’re allowed an additional $6,000 in catch-up contributions for a total deferral of $24,000. If you’re already enrolled in the 401(k) program, take this time to think about increasing your dollar per hour contribution. Any additional savings, no matter how small, have the potential to make a big impact on your future.
The Plan has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) and American Well Telehealth to offer covered members more options to access a board certified doctor when needed. No more missing work for doctor’s appointments, transportation and parking costs, or unnecessary, expensive trips to the emergency room. When our members need on-demand or behavioral health consultations—there’s Telehealth. Telehealth is a video-based platform that connects you to a doctor in minutes. By using the American Well Live Doctor app on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, covered members can access the care they need—when and where they need it.
Visit www.bluecrossma.com/telehealth to learn more or for a link to download the app onto your device. First-time users must enter Service Key: BCBSMA when registering to make sure they receive coverage. The Plan’s co-pay for office and American Well Telehealth visits is $10. Download the app and register today so it will be ready when you need it most.
If you suffer a totally disabling injury or illness, as documented by a physician or surgeon, and are unable to perform work of any kind for wage or profit, you may be able to continue accruing benefits toward eligibility for Health & Welfare Basic Plan coverage for March 1 through February 28, 2018. You may be credited with six hours per day (or 30 hours per week) for up to 26 weeks, or a maximum of 780 hours, for any one injury or illness for which you are eligible to receive Weekly Accident and Sickness (Loss of Time) benefits, workers' compensation benefits, or unemployment compensation (with documentation). Read More.