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Archives - January 1970

Archives - January 1970

What are my co-payments for coverage offered through Empire BlueCross BlueShield?

Your co-payments are $20 for Primary Care visits, $25 for Specialist visits , and $200 for Emergency Room visits (fee waived if admitted).
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I need a new hearing aid, does the NYCDCC hearing plan cover it?

You and your covered dependents are eligible for a hearing benefit once every four years. When you use participating providers affiliated with Comprehensive Professional Systems (CPS) or General Hearing Services (GHS), you may receive a hearing examination, a new digital hearing aid (with battery), and other services all at little…
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How do I find covered vision services?

Our network providers are Comprehensive Professional Systems (CPS) and General Vision Services (GVS). To obtain a list of participating providers, you can contact CPS at (212) 675-5745 or GVS at (800) 847-4661 or visit their websites (cpsoptical.com or generalvision.com). The plan number for Welfare participants covered under GVS is 7501.
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When do I become eligible for Welfare Fund coverage as an Active Participant?

In general, you are eligible for Welfare Fund coverage as an Active Participant after you have worked 250 hours in Covered Employment. These 250 hours “buy” you a calendar quarter (three months) of coverage.
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What should I do about unpaid medical bills?

If you are a non-Medicare eligible member, contact Empire BlueCross BlueShield. You can log onto www.empireblue.com and register to view your claims that have been processed. If a claim was denied by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, contact Empire for appeal instructions. If you are Medicare-eligible, contact UnitedHealthcare directly at www.UHCretiree.com or by…
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How do I check my welfare hours and eligibility?

Go to nyccbf.org. Click the “Member Login” button located on the top right corner of the screen. Log into the website using your Username (UBC #) and Password. (Please note, if logging in with a temporary password, you will be directed to the Registration Page where you will be prompted…
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Who is my dental provider and how do I find a dentist in my plan?

Your dental provider is Administrative Services Only (ASO). To search the list of participating providers, go to www.asonet.com and select “NYCDCC Welfare Fund” from the dropdown menu. Select a dentist from the List of Participating dentists and call for an appointment. When making your appointment, be sure to identify yourself…
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When do I become Medicare-eligible?

You become Medicare-Eligible under the following conditions: When you turn age 65. Two years after you are awarded Social Security Disability benefits, regardless of your age. You can be awarded Social Security Disability prior to age 65. You are diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (“ESRD”).
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I moved. How can I change my address?

You can change your address by filling out a Change of Address form and following the instructions located on the form. You can find the Change of Address form here: Change of Address Form
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What happens to my Life Insurance money if I die without a Beneficiary?

If you are eligible for Welfare Benefits at the time of your death and do not have a Beneficiary on file, payments will be made in the following order: • your surviving spouse or, if none • your children in equal shares, or, if none, • your parents in equal…
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