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Pain and your brain


If you experience ongoing pain and discomfort, you probably know your emotions often feel just as intense. Dealing with long-term pain can fuel depression and anxiety, which can make your pain feel even worse. But [...]

Pain and your brain2022-05-05T12:13:42-04:00

Read the Spring 2022 edition of “The Gauge”


Dear Plan Participants, The spring edition of our Local 4 Benefit Funds newsletter, The Gauge, is now available online. Make sure to check your mailbox for the print edition in the next few days. Highlights [...]

Read the Spring 2022 edition of “The Gauge”2022-02-22T17:46:17-05:00



Dear Participant: The Trustees of the IUOE Local 4 Health & Welfare Fund are pleased to announce a new benefit for over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests for claims incurred on and after January 15, 2022 through [...]

OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) COVID-19 Testing Benefit2022-01-27T17:23:19-05:00

Update: COVID Oral Antiviral Products


Effective December 22, 2021 and during the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, eligible Local 4 members and dependents will be able to receive oral antiviral products when prescribed by a provider as the result of [...]

Update: COVID Oral Antiviral Products2022-01-13T12:52:48-05:00

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills


When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing. What is “balance billing” (sometimes called [...]

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills2022-01-13T12:54:08-05:00

Important Update on Form 1095-B


In accordance with guidance from the Internal Revenue Service, the IUOE Local 4 Health & Welfare Fund will not be distributing Form 1095-B to individuals documenting coverage for the tax year 2021.  You will continue [...]

Important Update on Form 1095-B2022-01-13T12:55:57-05:00

EyeMed Replaces Davis Vision as Eye Care Vendor


As previously communicated, effective January 1, 2022, EyeMed will be the Local 4 Health & Welfare Plan’s new vision program vendor.  EyeMed sent out ID cards in mid-December and included a list of eye doctors [...]

EyeMed Replaces Davis Vision as Eye Care Vendor2022-02-08T13:46:39-05:00