Active Member Benefits
The goal of the Plan is to provide you and your family with comprehensive medical benefits. To meet this goal, there are four sources of medical benefits available to you as a Member:
- PPO benefits and hospital benefits through Blue Cross,
- Prescription benefits through OptumRx,
- Dental benefits through Local 94 and Sele-Dent, and/or
- Certain non-PPO benefits, such as Eye Care, Annual Physicals, Hearing Aids, Loss of Time & Death Benefits, are self-administered directly by the Fund.
These four (4) sources combined will provide you, as a Member, and your Eligible Dependents with comprehensive coverage for health expenses you or they may incur.
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Are prescription medications covered by Empire?
No. The Fund provides Prescription Drug benefits through OptumRx. You should have a separate Prescription Drug ID card. For more information about your Prescription Drug Benefits, please see the Prescription Drug Benefits section of this site.