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ATTENTION VERIZON RETIREES- MEDICARE PART D INFORMATION FROM VZ

ATTENTION VERIZON RETIREES- MEDICARE PART D INFORMATION FROM VZ

We understand that certain retirees are tripping the income related threshold for Medicare Part D (Rx) premium.  By way of background, Verizon Medicare retirees are enrolled in Medicare Part D through the company sponsored EGWP. Most retirees do not have to pay a Medicare premium associated with this coverage, like they do for Medicare Part B. However, retirees with reported income over a specified IRS threshold are assessed a premium based on their income level. This is known as IRMAA (Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts)

CMS (Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services)-required Evidence of Coverage (EOC) document for the MCN Advantage Plan

 This is CMS (Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services)-required Evidence of Coverage (EOC) document for the MCN Advantage Plan.  The contents of this document are dictated by CMS requirements.  The EOC will mail with the retiree welcome packets starting the week of December 19th to ensure members have them in hand for the 1/1/17 effective date of the plan.

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Scholarship

Scholarship available to all of our PA and NJ members. 

Essex-West Hudson CLC Scholarship

see attached for scholarship application

NJ Bill S2160 Unemployment Benefits Update

Governor Christie not only vetoes S2160 the Bill to provide unemployment benefits to striking workers….he sends back a modification which specifically excludes striking workers.

www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/christie_vetoes_unemployment_insurance_for_strikin.html

Happy Veterans Day!

Today..and every day..we are grateful for those who have served and those who continue to serve and protect our great country, freedom and way of life. Happy Veterans Day from Local 827.

NJ State AFL-CIO 2016 Election Endorsements

Please see attached

Annual enrollment/tobacco credit

Annual Enrollment for Active and Retired members will take place Nov 7- Nov 18, 2016. You should have received your enrollment packets at home. If you have any problems please call the Verizon Benefits Center at 877-489-2367.

Sweatshirts Available For Sale--Limited time!

See the attached order form.  The picture shown here will be the design on the back, nothing on the front.. 

No mail orders! 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Coverage

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Retro to 1/1/16 Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy  for the treatment of ASD will no longer be an excluded benefit under our MCN plan (HMOs will follow State rules). Coverage includes medically necessary ABA therapy for ASD diagnosed by a licensed medical professional after copay (no age or # of visit limits). Claims that were denied in 2016 will automatically be reprocessed and members impacted by this will receive an updated Explanation of Benefits (EOB). A letter will be sent to anyone who called in to inquire about this benefit as well.

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