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Today is Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Fund Office is currently open with limited staff. 

You can drop in to our offices on the third floor of 417 Fifth Avenue in New York, however, you must make an appointment first. Masks and other safety requirements will need to be met.  You can make an appointment by emailing psc@iatsenbf.org.

 

For additional assistance, please email the following:

Participant services: psc@iatsenbf.org  Appeals: appeals@iatsenbf.org

Annuity Fund: annuity@iatsenbf.org      Claims: claims@iatsenbf.org

Pension: pension@iatsenbf.org             Contracts: contracts@iatsenbf.org 

 

New service available to all BlueCross BlueShield covered participants and their families effective immediately!

EAP Program – Many covered services for you at No Cost!

Included but not limited to:

Substance Abuse articles and links to Podcasts/Seminars
Child Care resources
Financial and Legal resources

 

Click here to go to their website and see what else is available.

For immediate help, you can call 800-999-7222 any time, day or night.

IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RELIEF FOR FUND PARTICIPANTS IN PLAN C FOR THE OCTOBER 1, 2020 QUARTER

 

Click here to view the full notice that provides details on the measures that The Board has adopted to assist participants in Health Plan C in continuing their coverage under the Fund.

Empire BlueCross/BlueShield has some important updates that you need to be aware of effective September 1, 2020:
New ID cards will be issued shortly and will be effective for use as of September 1, 2020. Upon receipt of your new ID card, please ensure you notify all your doctors of your new ID number prior to use or when you visit your doctor’s office. Please click here for more information on this new ID card and to view a sample of the new ID card.

 

You can contact Empire BCBS directly at 844-243-5566 if you do not receive your card by August 24th, 2020. You can visit the Empire website at www.empireblue.com, register and request a card directly from their website.

You may also contact the Participant Services Center at psc@iatsenbf.org if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Empire BlueCross BlueShield*, CVS Health, Delta Dental, Davis Vision and MetLife have applications available for download for Android or IOS Mobile device platforms. Each application allows you to check claims, obtain I.D. Cards, search for a doctor or pharmacy in your location as well as other valuable tools to manage your health needs.

 

Click the link to each carrier flyer for more information on what each app can do and visit the Google Play store or the App Store to download each app.

 

Empire BCBS ; CVS Health ; Delta Dental ; Davis Vision ; MetLife

 

* 8/2020 - Empire BlueCross BlueShield has a new app "Sydney" that will replace the “Empire Anywhere” application that you may currently be using.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING TRANSFORM CARE FOR HEALTH & WELFARE PARTICIPANTS:

 

The Board of Trustees are excited to announce a new diabetes benefit, if applicable, available at no cost to participants.
Click here to read the announcement.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) / IRS DEADLINE EXTENSIONS

 

Please click here to read an important notice regarding new DOL/IRS extensions for benefit claims and appeals as well as COBRA.

During this difficult time, with many of us having to be home, medical care and behavioral health care is available by using Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield's LiveHealth Online.

 

Click here to read an important message regarding the Funds' efforts to enhance Telehealth Benefits to you and your family.

Click here to view a LiveHealth Online video pertaining to behavioural health for Participants.

 

 Please click here to read more about the LiveHealth Online service.

Download the app and get many of your concerns dealt with from home.