2015 Summary Plan Description

The H&W Board of Trustees are pleased to present the newly
updated Summary Plan Description (SPD) booklet.
This booklet replaces any and all prior SPD's previously issued.
Plan changes and improvements contained in this booklet are
effective as of February 1, 2015.

Please Click here to view SPD Cover letter from
President Brian E. Hickey and
Fund Administrator Rose Follenweider



 Attention Local 399
Health & Welfare Plan Participants:

In accordance with provisions of The Affordable Care Act (health care reform),
you may download a copy of  the Summary of Benefits and Coverage ("SBC") for your health plan.

The purpose of the SBC is to provide you with a standardized document using consistent terminology describing the key features of the Health & Welfare Plan.  We made every attempt to provide accurate information on the SBC, but it contains only certain information and is limited to a standardized manner and format dictated by the regulations.  You should refer to your Summary Plan Description for a more complete description of the plan provisions.

In addition, the Health & Welfare Board of Trustees approved a higher network
level of benefits for ambulance services due to the absence of PPO
ambulance providers in the area.

To view/download, please click on the images below:

Summary of Benefits of Coverage



Due to the popularity of the audiology screening tests at recent
H&W Health Fair events, Epic Hearing is extending a limited time offer
to all Local 399 members and their families for a no- cost hearing
evaluation at one of their 5000 network locations. Although Local 399’s H&W Plan
does not cover hearing aids, members will be eligible to purchase hearing aids through
the EPIC Savings Plan at pre-negotiated rates that are 30-60% off the
manufacturers suggested retail price. 

Click here to learn more


Want a way to save on your long-term medicines?

CVS Caremark offers you a way to save money on your long-term medicines*
with 90-day supplies.** Now you can choose to fill your prescriptions at any CVS/pharmacy or with CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy, for the same
low price. All you have to do is opt for a 90-day supply. Either way, you’ll save.

Click here for more information



 Do we have your Correct Beneficiary in our Files?

The H&W Plan has a $10,000 death benefit. Active members of Local 399
have a $1,000 death benefit. If you want to be certain we have a correct
and current beneficiary on our files, please call the Fund Office and inquire.
If there is a change, we will have you complete a beneficiary change form and
change both the H&W and union beneficiary designation accordingly.

Have you moved, changed phone numbers
or home email address?

 Dont overlook notifying the union and H&W of a change of address or phone number when you make these changes. An expired post office forwarding order can mean you do not receive H&W Plan information, Local 399 Newsletters, Explanation of Benefit statements and other mailings. 

Please be sure to keep us informed!

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MCM Solutions for Better Health Newsletter






International Union of Operating Engineers
Local 399 Health & Welfare Fund
Summary of Medical Benefits

Effective February 1, 2015

(Click chart to enlarge)

Click here to download a copy of our
2015 Summary Plan Description Book

Contact Elite Administration Customer Service
(312) 243-1265 for information regarding
your claim payment status


Contact Numbers:

H&W Fund Office Phone: 
(312) 372-9870  Option 3

H&W Dedicated Fax Number: 
(312) 842-0291

Click here for a H&W staff contact list

For questions or issues on Medical Coverage,
please call Elite Administration at (312) 243-1265

For questions or issues on Dental Coverage,
please call Delta Dental at (800) 323-1743

For questions on Prescriptions,
please call Caremark at (888) 727-0504

For questions or issues on Vision Coverage,
please call VSP at (800) 877-7195

If you are a member needing assistance,
please phone or e-mail the
Health & Welfare Fund Office Staff.