FUND NEWS IS YOUR NEWS
By: Candice Stark, CEBS, Administrator
Please Keep Us Informed…..So We Can Keep You Informed!
More than ever, it is important for you, our Fund participant, to keep us informed of any changes in your contact information. We need to maintain your complete current address (including apartment number and zip code + 4), home phone number, cell phone number and email address, in order to keep in touch with you about the ever changing health care environment.
By now, it is almost impossible that you have not heard or seen the term Health Care Reform. The impact of these new regulations is far reaching and will affect many Fund participants. We have been working with our attorneys, actuaries and consultants for many months to ensure that the plans offered by our Fund will be in compliance with the new laws.
You may have received one or more packages in the mail which included new Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs). You may have received postcard mailings giving you information about enrollment of adult dependent children. You may have received separate mailings alerting you to changes in your health benefits. Unfortunately, too many of the above mailings result in returns from the United States Post Office telling us that our participant moved and there is no forwarding address. When this happens, it is very difficult for the Fund office to keep participants abreast of very important and timely information.
In the coming months, there will be more critical information to send to you. Please make sure that the Fund office is updated with your current address, phone number(s) and email address. For privacy and security reasons, the Fund does not accept changes of such information by telephone. Please use the form included in this edition of the NOITU Reporter to make any changes or updates. The form can be faxed to the Fund office at 718-526-2920 or it can be mailed to NOITU Insurance Trust Fund, 148-06 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11435 to the Attention of the Employer Services Department.
And as always, if you have any questions regarding your health benefits, please contact the Member Services Department at 718-291-3434.