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.