SPD Active & Retiree Members School Division
We are pleased to present you with this Summary Plan Description (“SPD”), which describes the benefits offered under the plan of benefits (the “Plan”) of the Health and Benefit Trust Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 94-94A-94B, AFL-CIO (the “Fund”), that were in effect as of January 1, 2018 (unless specified otherwise herein). This SPD described more fully, the Plan that provides health benefits to eligible Members through agreements with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (“Blue Cross”), CVS/Caremark and Sele-Dent Inc. (“Sele-Dent”), as the Fund’s other various vendors as well as from the general assets of the Fund.
If you or your eligible dependents satisfy the eligibility requirements applicable to eligible members who are actively employed, Retired, or any individuals who have elected COBRA Continuation Coverage (as such requirements and term are defined in the Fund’s SPD) please refer to Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Booklet (a copy of this booklet is attached as Appendix A to the Fund’s SPD) as well as to the Fund’s SPD for an overview of the medical, health care and hospitalization benefits offered under the Plan to eligible members who are actively employed, Retired, or any individuals who have elected COBRA Continuation Coverage as well as their eligible dependents.
If you or your eligible dependents satisfy the eligibility requirements applicable to Retirees (as such requirements and term are defined in the Fund’s SPD) please refer to Section 4 Retiree Benefits for further details.
Appendix B is the Plan’s fee schedule for dental benefits.
Appendix C is a partial list of Sele-Dents schedule of co-payments for dental benefits utilizing Sele-Dent’s PPO Network.
Appendix D is the Health & Benefit Fund’s Notice of Privacy Practices.
To get more information on how the Health & Benefit Fund works for the Active and Retiree members in the School Division you can download and read the SPD for the Active and Retiree Members in the School Division and the Health and Benefit Fund Summary of Material Modifications (SMM) dated 7/23/19, 12/29/18, 11/30/2018, 05/12/2020, 6/22/2020, 1/29/2021, 5/25/2021, 3/23/2022, 4/28/22 and 8/02/22
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Why do I owe dues if I am on Dues Checkoff?
If you signed up for dues check-off, your monthly dues should be automatically withdrawn from your paycheck and sent by your employer to Local 94. However, sometimes an employer may not withhold your dues or your employer may withhold an incorrect amount. If this happens, you as the member are responsible for any unpaid dues, unless you can provide a copy of your paystub showing that your dues were withheld by your employer. If that happens, the Union will pursue the matter with your employer directly, and you are not responsible for paying any unpaid dues.