Coronavirus Update (March 20, 2020)
March 20, 2020
As the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread across the nation, we're reaching out to let you know that our focus remains on continuing to provide services from Local 94 and the Local 94 Benefit Funds. We want to provide an update regarding the services we provide to you.
Out of an abundance of caution and in order to protect the health of our members, participants, and staff during this crisis, Local 94 and the Local 94 Benefit Funds are taking certain actions to ensure we can continue to serve you. Local 94, the Local 94 Benefit Funds, and its vendors (i.e. Optum RX, Blue Cross Blue Shield, John Hancock, etc.) have business continuity plans in place to serve you.
Effective March 20th at 2pm the administrative staff will be working remotely. Please be reassured that services will continue to be provided. Functionality will continue as it does in a normal environment. Also, although administrative offices will be physically closed, the business agents will be onsite for emergencies. We suggest visits to the office to see a business agent be reserved for those emergencies. Please call or email us (administrative staff or business agents) with any questions or issues you may have. Visit our contact pagefor information.
As an alternative to the current Sick Fund process, we strongly suggest you email or fax all Sick Fund claim forms. This will be the most efficient way to receive your Sick Fund check under these conditions. Normally, we require the original form, but we are making an exception during this crisis. Sick Fund checks will be mailed to the recipients. Forms received prior to 11:30 am will be processed and mailed that day. Forms received after 11:30 am will be processed and mailed the next business day. If emailing, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortly, there will be a reference guide available on this website to provide relevant information to you for services you may require.
As previously communicated, the Local 94 Training Fund continues to be closed until March 27th.
Should you or your family find yourself negatively impacted by COVID-19 and need our support, or if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via telephone or email.
As always, the safety and well-being of our members, participants and staff are our top priority. We're dedicated to doing our part to support our Local 94 community as well as our global community during these challenging times.
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