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  • Kaiser Permanente - Women's Health
    Women play many roles in life - moms, sisters, daughters, wives, and working women. There's no question about it, your health matters to you and your family.
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement - Web Portal Logging On Instructions
    Welcome to the new Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). Your HRA account, which is funded in part by your signatory employers, will help you pay medical expenses not covered by the Health Plan.
  • ATTENTION IBEW Local 11 - Inside Wireman, Intelligent Transportation and Railroad Participants - Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
    An HRA is a program that is designed to help you pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Your HRA allows you to use the funds for an array of eligible expenses.
  • John Hancock: Keeping your information secure
    John Hancock is dedicated to keeping your information secure.
  • Anthem Life: Resource Advisor (En Español)
    If you have Life Insurance through the SC IBEW-NECA Health Plan, read this article on additional benefits.
  • Anthem Life: Resource Advisor
    If you have Life Insurance through the SC IBEW-NECA Health Plan, read this article on additional benefits.
  • Anthem Life: Servicios de asistencia al viajero
    If you have Life Insurance through the SC IBEW-NECA Health Plan, read this article on additional benefits.
  • Anthem Life: Travel Assistance
    If you have Life Insurance through the SC IBEW-NECA Health Plan, read this article on additional benefits.
  • VSP EnVision Aug 2017: Ask an Eye Doc: How to safely View an Eclipse
    It's been more than 40 years since any of the states in the continental U.S. have experienced a total eclipse. Being such a rare phenomenon, many eyes will be on the sky. With all the excitement, though, it's important to remember basic eye safety: don't look directly at the sun without proper protection.
  • VSP EnVision Aug 2017: The test Every Kid should Take Before Heading Back to School
    Vision problems can make life harder for people at any age, but they can be especially damaging for a child's school performance and overall wellbeing.
  • Cigna's VitaMin August Newsletter: Working Out for Real Life
    Here are some basic moves and equipment that can help you get fit for real-life activities.
  • Cigna's VitaMin: August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Travel Smart; get your shots.
    Vaccines help protect you and those around you from disease. If you plan to travel abroad, you may need vaccines to protect against yellow fever, typhoid or other diseases. The vaccines you need depend on where you're traveling, the activities you plan to do, your current health status and your vaccination history.
  • Cigna's VitaMin August Recipe: Easy Peach Crisp
    Vital health information in a minute.
  • Cigna: Fear Less and Smile More, Overcome Dental Anxiety
    For some people, a visit to the dentist can be scary. Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. But the good news is you can work with your dentist to make your visit easier.
  • Benefits at a Glance: Your Defined Benefit Pension Plan
    This brochure provides basic information about the Pension Plan, but does not provide complete details; it's an overview for your quick reference.
  • Save money with Anthem Discounts
    Saving money is good. Saving money on things that are good for you - thatís even better.
  • Kaiser Permanente - Sun Safety
    Everybody loves the sunshine. But too much of a good thing can be bad for your health.
  • VSP EnVision Newsletter - July 2017
    Your VSP insider to eye health, eyewear fashion & trends.
  • Annual Pensioner Verification Process
    Annual Pensioner Verification forms are now available online!
  • Kaiser Permanente - what's in your drink
    Sugary drinks are one of the main causes of weight gain and obesity.
  • Kaiser Permanente - Let's Reach Healthy New Heights
    Be the best man you can. Whether you're exercising, working, or just relaxing, healthy choices can help you stay at the top of your game.
  • Amendment 5 to the Pension Plan
    View a Recently Adopted Plan Amendment
  • John Hancock 2017 Webinar Invitation
    A key component of retirement planning involves understanding investing. John Hancock Retirement Plan Services will be hosting a series of webinars during the week of June 26, 2017. These webinars are designed to help you make investment decisions that suit your retirement needs, your comfort level with risk, and your time horizon until retirement.
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 12 - Spring 2017
    Welcome to this 12th issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • Cigna: What's Good for Your Gums, Can be Good for your Heart
    Learning about gum disease can help your heart stay healthy.
  • mylifenow® Web Enhancements
    OnTargetSM Managed Account and Retirement Manager Upgrade coming this summer.
  • Health & Benefits Fair - June 17
    Join us on June 17th at Queen Mary/Harry Bridges Memorial Park in Long Beach from 10am-4pm for a Health Fair.
  • Cigna's June VitaMin Newsletter: Focus on Skin and Eye Health this Summer
    Protect your skin and eyes in the sun this summer and all year long.
  • Important Notice to Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Fund Participants
    Click to download the Important Notice to Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Fund Participants.
  • 2016 Summary Annual Report for the Southern California IBEW-NECA Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Trust Fund
    Click to download the Summary Annual Report!
  • 2016 Summary Annual Report for the Southern California IBEW-NECA Defined Contribution Plan
    Click to download the Summary Annual Report!
  • Notice to Travelers Regarding Defined Benefit Plan Contributions
    This notice is for your information only. You are not required to take any action.
  • John Hancock: Signs of Stress on the Road to Retirement Readiness
    By helping people manage their overall financial picture, we can enable them to save for retirement.
  • Check out this John Hancock's participant education focus: Budgeting
    John Hancock Retirement Services is dedicated to our Participants 1st approach, with the goal of enabling individuals to achieve financial security. As part of reaching that goal, we're happy to share this month's participant education program "Budgeting" with you.
  • Cigna's VitaMin Recipe: Salmon
    Salmon, asparagus, and fresh lemon kebabs.
  • Cigna's VitaMin: Shine a light on healthy sun habits
    Vital health information in a minute
  • Cigna's Newsletter: Know the potential signs of Oral Cancer
    You can get cancer anywhere in your body. Even in your mouth and throat. Know the potential signs.
  • EFT Memo - Timing of the Cesar Chavez Holiday Impact on Pension Payments
    The Cesar Chavez holiday lands on Friday, March 31, 2017 which is an observed holiday. Participants will not receive a pension benefit by direct deposit until Monday, April 3, 2017. Paper checks, mailed before the first of the month, should arrive by April 10. If you have not received a check by this date, please call us at (323) 221-5861 or the Trust Fundsí toll-free number (800) 824-6935.
  • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Plan Changes that are Effective April 1, 2017
    These are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the Plan Changes that are effective April 1, 2017.
  • Benefits 101 - Unemployment or Leaving the Trade
    Some key changes in life require you to take action when it comes to your Health, Pension and Supplemental Unemployment Benefit ("SUB") plans. This Benefits 101 addresses two changes that participants and their families may experience - loss of work and leaving the trade.
  • How Foods Can Help Your Teeth Stay Healthy
    March is National Nutrition Month! Use these resources to discover how nutrition affects your dental health.
  • Eating Habits of Healthy Smiles
    Good nutrition doesn't just benefit your body - it can keep your teeth and gums healthier, too! That's because the mouth is the initial point of contact for everything you consume. Poor eating habits can lead to gum disease and tooth decay, while smart food choices can create healthier smiles.
  • Hidden Sugar and Your Oral Health
    When you think about sugary foods, you likely think about candy, soda, and desserts. Surprisingly though, some of the foods that we believe to be healthy for us are actually full of hidden sugars: fruit juices, spaghetti sauce, flavored yogurts, breakfast cereals, ketchup - the list goes on and on.
  • John Hancock News Winter Edition 2017
    Learn about news from John Hancock Retirement Plan Services!
  • Did you know you can add a link to our website to your smart phone Home Screen?
    It's easy! Learn how!
  • October – December 2016 Quarterly Statement
    The October – December 2016 quarterly statements will be mailed on February 17, 2017. You should receive your statement within 7-10 days.
  • Coast Benefits, Inc. Announcement - Effective February 1, 2017
    The Board of Trustees of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund has hired Coast Benefits, Inc., as the Plan's third party administrator to process claims and issue claims payments for eligible participants enrolled in the Retiree Health Plan's Medicare Supplement program and eligible Active Health Plan participants' claims related to the Active Health Plan's Orthotic Benefit starting February 1, 2017.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Winter 2016 Newsletter
    Your health news for Winter 2016.
  • Benefits 101 - Keep Your Beneficiary(ies) Up to Date!
    It's hard to understate this - it's extremely important for you to designate a beneficiary and update your designation with the Fund Office, if changes in your life require it.
  • Cigna: Your Child's first Dentist Visit
    You may think that caring for your child's baby teeth isn't important. After all, they're just going to fall out. But baby teeth are very important and need to be taken care of properly.
  • Cigna: A whole new way to make the most out your Cigna Dental Plan
    Convenience at your fingertips
  • Cigna January VitaMin Newsletter
    Vital health information in a minute
  • Cigna January VitaMin Newsletter Spanish Version
    Información vital sobre la salud en un minuto
  • Benefit Changes Commencing on or after April 1, 2017 (Retiree Health Plan)
    Contains information on important benefit changes.
  • Benefit Changes Commencing on or after April 1, 2017 (Active Health Plan)
    Contains information on important benefit changes.
  • Benefits 101 - Marriage, Divorce, Birth, Adoption
    Life is full of changes. Here is what you need to do when they happen.
  • Trust Fund Memo
    Since Jan. 1, 2017 falls on a Sunday and Jan. 2 is an observed Federal holiday, participants will not receive a pension benefit by direct deposit until Jan. 3, 2017. Paper checks, mailed before the first of the month, should arrive by Jan. 10. If you have not received a check by this date, please call us at (323) 221-5861 or the Trust Funds' toll-free number (800) 824-6935.
  • VSP EnVision Newsletter - December 2016
    Your VSP insider to eye health, eyewear fashion & trends.
  • FASB Disclosure Information
    Co-Actuaries to the Southern-California IBEW-NECA Administrative Trust Funds have prepared the attached information to assist employers with new FASB requirements. Please contact the Trust Funds' Administrative Office if you have any questions.
  • UnitedHealthcare December Newsletter
    December is Holiday Wellness Month
    - Relax! Easy Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress
    - How to Keep Your Heart Healthy (and Your Waistline Trim) at Holiday Meals
    - Alone for the Holidays?
    - UHC Online Seminar: Enjoy the Holidays without Gaining Weight
    - Test Your Health Care Knowledge: Enter to win a $500 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • VSP EnVision (Extra) Newsletter - November 2016
    We hope you find value in this EXTRA edition of EnVision. It's packed full of savings and special offers for VSP members. Thank you for being an EnVision reader, and enjoy your holiday season!
  • VSP EnVision Newsletter - November 2016
    Your VSP insider to eye health, eyewear fashion & trends
  • Amendment to 9-28-16 Rehab Plan
    First Amendment to the September 28, 2016 Rehabilitation Plan Adopted by the Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension Trust Fund October 27, 2016
  • 2016 Defined Benefit Annual Funding Notice
    This notice is for the plan year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.
  • UnitedHealthcare November Newsletter
    November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    - Just Diagnosed With Diabetes? 4 Steps to Take Control
    - A Mediterranean-Style Diet May Help Curb Diabetes
    - Manage Diabetes with Small Changes
    - UHC Online Seminar: Preventing, Living and Coping with Diabetes
    - Test Your Health Care Knowledge: Enter to win a $500 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • John Hancock: Introducing My Learning Center
    Introducing My Learning Center a new digital financial education program
  • Rehab Plan September 2016
    This is to inform you that The Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension Plan ("Plan") was certified by its Actuary on September 28, 2016 to be projected to be in critical status for the Plan Year beginning July 1, 2018, pursuant to IRC Section 432(b)(3). Pursuant to IRC Section 432(b)(4) on September 28, 2016 the Trustees elected for the Plan to be in critical status effective July 1, 2016. Federal law requires that you receive this notice.
  • VSP EnVision Extra: VSP Member Savings Inside
    VSP EnVision Extra: VSP member savings inside!
  • Important Notice from Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare
    This notice is to inform you that your current prescription drug benefit program through the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund provides "creditable coverage," as defined below. It also includes answers to questions you may have regarding your current prescription drug program and how it relates to Medicare Part D coverage.
  • UnitedHealthcare October Newsletter
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    - What Every Woman Should Know About Breasts
    - When Your Mammogram is Abnormal
    - Eat Right for Better Oral Health
    - Source4Women: Be More Productive
    - Test Your Health Care Knowledge: Enter to win a $500 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • VSP EnVision Newsletter - September 2016
    The VSP insider to eye health, eyewear fashion, and trends. This edition covers Vision Care, progressive lenses, and more!
  • United Concordia News: Protecting More Than Just Your Smile®
    Did you know that 17% of adults in the U.S. report having broken or missing teeth? Injured teeth may or may not hurt, but the quicker you can talk to or visit your dentist, the better chance you'll have of minimizing any additional damage.
  • Oral Health in Every Stage of Life
    Whether you're a kid, a senior or somewhere in between, maintaining good oral care keeps you healthier in many other ways. Brushing, flossing and regular dental checkups are the cornerstones of a healthy smile. Here are some other tips for oral wellness at any age.
  • Build Your Life Plan with John Hancock
    In today's world, it is easy to swipe a credit card or punch a few numbers onto our computer and phone and we're on our way.
  • UnitedHealthcare August Newsletter
    August is National Immunization Awareness Month
    - Best Way to Fight the Flu? Get the Vaccine!
    - Immunizations - General Overview
    - A Closer Look at Immunizations for Children
    - Source4Women: Life Changes Worth Making
    - Test Your Smarts: Enter to win a $400 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • John Hancock 8/12-8/15 Systems Maintenance Notice
    Beginning Friday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. ET to Monday, August 15th at 8:00 a.m. ET, we will be performing planned maintenance on our recordkeeping system.
  • United Concordia News: Back to School
    Algebra, vocabulary, history class, and oral health – wait, what?!
  • Soft Drinks & Sugary Beverages
    We all have a sweet tooth - and enjoy the taste of soft drinks and sugar. There's nothing wrong with that. Unless you overdo it. Soft drinks and sugary beverages can hurt your teeth.
  • Kaiser Permanente's e-news: Weight Management Newsletter
    This month, you will learn how to make exercise fun and how to snack nutritiously, along with other simple, easy ways to help keep their weight in check.
  • Kaiser Permanente's Recipe of the Month
    Set the stage for a delicious plate with these healthy fish tacos with peach salsa. Perfect for a summertime taco night!
  • Active Health Plan Amendment #7 - Termination of Domestic Partner Coverage
    The collective bargaining parties have amended the Collective Bargaining Agreement and in response thereto the Trustees are amending the Summary Plan Description to reflect the termination of Domestic Partner coverage effective September 30, 2016.
  • Planning for Financial Independence
    Financial independence is much more than simply having money. It's not only about being able to retire, but also being able to live today.
  • Annual Pensioner Verification Process
    Annual Pensioner Verification forms are now available online!
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 11 - Summer 2016
    Welcome to this eleventh issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • UnitedHealthcare June
    June is Men's Health Month
    - Why Do Men Skip Health Tests?
    - Is Your Snoring Affecting Your Relationship?
    - Depression and Men: Key Gender Issues
    - Source4Women: Fuel Up to Play
    - June Dare: Enter to win a $400 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Kaiser Permanente's e-news: It's Men's Health Month
    At kp.org/menshealth, you can learn about the importance of prevention and explore healthy lifestyle tips that can help you feel and perform your best.
  • Important Notice to Participants
    Continued Grandfather Status. The Board of Trustees of this group health Plan believes this Plan is a "grandfathered health plan" under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act).
  • VSP EnVision Newsletter - May 2016
    Your VSP insider to eye health, eyewear fashion & trends.
  • Kaiser's Newsletter: Delight in the Sunny Days
    Reduce risk of skin cancer and enjoy the sunshine safely. At kp.org/sunscreen, you'll learn the importance of wearing sunscreen every day and how to choose effective sun protection. The e-newsletter provides quick tips for smart sun protection.
  • UnitedHealthcare May
    May is High Blood Pressure and Mental Health Awareness Month
    - 10 Questions (and Answers) about Monitoring Your Blood Pressure
    - Lift Your Mood with Exercise
    - 7 Tips for Easing Workplace Tension
    - Source4Women: Making Healthy Food Choices
    - May Dare: Enter to Win a $400 Visa Gift Card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • VSP EnVision Newsletter - April 2016
    Your VSP insider to eye health, eyewear fashion & trends.
  • UnitedHealthcare April
    April is Alcohol Awareness Month
    - Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Recognizing the Symptoms
    - Test Your IQ: Drug Use and Addiction
    - Counting Calories in Alcoholic Beverages
    - Source4Women: Wellness at Work
    - April Dare: Enter to win a $400 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Anthem BlueCross has a Mobile App!
    Anthem.com/ca is your personal website to experience health care on your terms. Use their mobile app to get on-the-go access to your health information!
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 10 - Spring 2016
    Welcome to this tenth issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • UnitedHealthcare March Newsletter
    March is Nutrition Month
    - Eat the Rainbow
    - Don't Forget Your Lunch! Brown-Bagging for Grown-Ups
    - Portion Control: What Does a Serving Size Look Like?
    - Why Kids Overeat and How You Can Help Them Stop
    - Source4Women: Nutrition 101
    - March Dare: Enter to win a $400 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Delta Dental: Check out the App from Delta Dental!
    Keep your smile connected and check out the new App from Delta Dental!
  • Kaiser Permanente®: What is a Healthy Plate
    Check out the "2016 What is a Healthy Plate" Flyer from Kaiser Permanente.
  • Kaiser Permanente®: Savor the Flavors of Health
    You are what you eat! If you want to be healthy, eat healthy. Like all power couples, these healthy foods are even better together. Try these combinations for a nutritional one-two punch.
  • Optum: myLiveandworkwell App
    In support of your member assistance program (MAP), OPTUM is excited to introduce the new myLiveandworkwell app. Now available on Apple and Google Play App stores, this new mobile app will provide your employees immediate access to MAP specialists, resources and so much more.
  • MyLifeNow
    Explore the new MyLifeNow website!
  • Go Red For Women®
    Chances are high that you or someone in your family will be affected by Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) at some point. You can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke if you start early.
  • Preventing Heart Disease
    Each year, one in three women die of heart disease and stroke. But we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. And the kitchen is a great place to start.
  • UnitedHealthcare February Newsletter
    February is Heart Health Month
    - Be a Heart Hero
    - Mediterranean Basics
    - Heart Healthy Supplements
    - Source4Women: Strategies for a Healthy Heart
    - February Dare: Enter to win a $400 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • UnitedHealthcare January Newsletter
    January is Healthy Weight Month
    - Slow and Steady: How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
    - How to Rev Up Your Metabolism
    - The Top Five Dieting and Nutrition Myths
    - Source4Women: 50 Ways to Trim Your Love Handles
    - January Dare: Enter to win a $400 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • New York Life Retirement Plan Services is now John Hancock
    Recently, New York Life Retirement Plan Services, the organization that provides recordkeeping and administration services to your retirement plan, merged into John Hancock Retirement Plan Services.
  • FASB Disclosure Information
    Co-Actuaries to the Southern-California IBEW-NECA Administrative Trust Funds have prepared the attached information to assist employers with new FASB requirements. Please contact the Trust Funds' Administrative Office if you have any questions.
  • Explore the New MyLifeNow Website!
    mylife.jhrps.com is your one-stop shop for account information, and educational tools and resources—all focused on helping you get financially healthy and ready for retirement. The website is redesigned to empower and help you make choices, both now and for the future.
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 9 - Fall 2015
    Welcome to this ninth issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • Wildfire Alert: Emergency Coverage for Members in California
    Governer Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a state of emergency in California on September 11, 2015, due to the effects of the Valley and Butte fires.
  • Important Notice To Retirees About The Medicare Supplement Plan
    Beginning January 1, 2016, the Medicare Supplement Plan will be closed to retirees and their eligible spouses who are enrolled in one of the Retiree Health Plan options other than the Medicare Supplement Plan (Kaiser, UnitedHealthCare, or the Out of Area Retiree Plan) or who first become covered under the Retiree Health Plan on or after that date.
  • UnitedHealthcare September Newsletter
    September is National Cholesterol Awareness
    - What Is Cholesterol and Why Is It Important To Me?
    - Can Supplements Be Beneficial for Heart Disease?
    - Your Money, Your Health - myHealthcare Cost Estimator
    - Dr. Oz Video: Master Plan to Fight the Flu
    - Source4Women: Two Source4Women Seminars This Month!
    - September Dare: Enter to Win a Samsung LCD camera, a John Louis closet shelving system, or a $400 Visa gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Locating an UnitedHealthcare network doctor, lab, hospital or facility
    Finding a network doctor who you trust is one way to help you stay healthy and create a health care team to manage your overall health. Reviewing your plan network and identifying the doctor(s) that may be right for you will be an important fi rst step in getting the most from your health care plan.
  • Attention Retirees Formerly Enrolled in the Premium Reimbursement Plan
    Beginning April 1, 2014, the Premium Reimbursement Plan was replaced by an insured program provided by UnitedHealthcare ("UHC").
  • A Message from your Medical Provider regarding Health Care Reform
    Preventative care has always been an essential part of your health plan. Now, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as health care reform, certain preventive care services in many of our plans will be covered with no cost sharing.
  • UnitedHealthcare July Newsletter
    July is Summer Wellness Month
    - 8 Ways to Minimize Your Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer Worries
    - Fire It Up: 4 Rules for Safer Grilling
    - Sunglasses: A Must for Children and Adults
    - Dr. Oz Video: Summer Skin Safety
    - Source4Women: How to Cope with Procrastination and Be More Productive
    - July Dare: Enter to Win a Fastraxx Canopy or a $400 Massage Gift Card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Annual Pensioner Verification Process
    Annual Pensioner Verification forms are now available online!
  • 2015 Summary of Material Modifications
    This Summary of Material Modifications contains important information on Plan changes.
  • Employee Life Insurance and AD&D Flyer
    Your Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance with the SC IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund (Health Fund) provides more benefits than you may think. Do you know what's available to you and your family?
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 8 - Summer 2015
    Welcome to this eighth issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • Well-Child Visits
    We at UnitedHealthcare are committed to helping your child lead a healthier life, and I am writing to tell you about an easy way to do just that. One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to see his or her doctor for well-child visits regularly. These
  • UnitedHealthcare June Newsletter
    June is Men's Health Month
    - Men's Health: With a Little Help From Friends
    - Get-in-Shape Tips
    - Health4Me App Is Better Than Ever!
    - Dr. Oz Video: Men's Health – Don't Ignore the Doctor
    - Source4Women: Men's Health – Power Up Your Energy and Physique with Good Nutrition
    - June Dare: Enter to win a Le Creuset French Oven, an Apple iPad Mini or a $400 gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Register for a June Budgeting Webinar!
    Creating and sticking with a budget can have a positive impact on your stress levels. With a budget, you are able to keep track of the money you have coming in, and develop a clear picture of what you can spend so there is no anxiety when expenses pop up or bills come due.
  • Important Notice to Participants Re: Health Trust Fund
    The Board of Trustees of this group health Plan believes this Plan is a "grandfathered health plan" under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act).
  • UnitedHealthcare May Newsletter
    May is High Blood Pressure and Mental Health Awareness Month
    - What is Blood Pressure?
    - How is High Blood Pressure Treated?
    - Who Can I Talk to About Mental Health Issues?
    - Dr. Oz Video: High Blood Pressure Prevention
    - Source4Women: Juicing for Better Health
    - May Dare: Enter to win a char-broil 3 burner gas grill or a $400 gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • John Hancock Retirement Plan Services - Debt Management Webinar
    Debt. It's an ugly reality that most of us deal with in our everyday lives. But there is a way to take control and find a balance so we can enjoy life while not worrying about all that we owe.
  • IBEW Local 440 & 477 Defined Contribution (Annuity) Plan Participants
    This notice is to inform you that IBEW Local Unions 440 and 477 and the Southern Sierras Chapter of NECA have established a new individual account plan known as the Inland Empire Defined Contribution Plan.
  • Building Blocks for Strong Teeth
    Learn about the building blocks for strong teeth!
  • Say 'Cheese'
    Did you know that there are more than 1,000 types of cheese? Packed with calcium and able to restore enamel, this dairy product is more than just a tasty topping — it can also offer a boost to your dental health. But before you stock up your fridge, make sure you know your cheeses. Not all types offer the same advantages.
  • Sweet About Chocolate
    Attention, sweet tooths! Eating chocolate may not be as bad for your teeth as commonly thought.
  • UnitedHealthcare March Newsletter
    March is Nutrition Month
    - Can Diet Play a Role in Cancer Prevention?
    - A Dozen Ways to Get More Fruits and Veggies
    - A Smart Diet for Healthy Eyes
    - Dr. Oz video: Digital Eye Strain
    - Source4Women: Food Labels 101
    - March Dare: This month's prize is a $400 gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Snack Smarter
    Offers a list of healthier snack alternatives for your teeth!
  • Do's and Don'ts for Healthy Teeth
    Take care of your teeth by choosing a well-balanced diet. Enjoy a variety of foods, including vegetables and fruits, whole grains, proteins and dairy.
  • 5 Smile-Ready Food Tips
    Learn about 5 Smile-Ready Food Tips!
  • 5 Step Test to Find Dental Dangers in Your Diet
    Take this 5-step test to find dental dangers in your diet!
  • Delta Dental Smile Way: Your Smile, Your Health, Your Way
    March is National Nutrition Month
  • Introducing the MedExpert program for Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund Participants
    Welcome to MedExpert, the company chosen by the SC IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund to provide you with a value-added benefit to enhance your overall healthcare experience.
  • MedExpert Active and Retiree Health Plan Amendments
    The Board of Trustees wishes to amend the SPD to reflect that HealthAdvocate has been replaced by MedExpert to assist participants and their eligible dependents.
  • How MedExpert Can Help
    MedExpert combines the power of high tech and human touch to educate our members and improve lives.
  • Introducing myuhc.com®
    Managing your health just got easier. Learn more about this move and how myuhc.com can work for you.
  • Delta Dental Grin
    News, notes & entertainment to keep your smile healthy and happy.
  • Benefits at a Glance: Your Defined Benefit Pension Plan
    The Board of Trustees is pleased to provide this Benefits at a Glance Brochure that summarizes the most important features of the Pension Plan.
  • UnitedHealthcare January Newsletter
    January Health News
    - Planning Ahead for Resolutions
    - Become a Lifesaver – Donate Blood
    - Immunity Boosters for Cold and Flu Season
    - Dr. Oz Video: Automate Your Eating to Lose Weight
    - Source4Women: Set Yourself Up for Weight Loss Success
    - January Dare: This month's grand prize is a $400 Visa gift card with weekly $25 gift cards!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • FASB Disclosure Information
    Co-Actuaries to the Southern-California IBEW-NECA Administrative Trust Funds have prepared the attached information to assist employers with new FASB requirements. Please contact the Trust Funds' Administrative Office if you have any questions.
  • UnitedHealthcare December Newsletter
    December is Stress Awareness Month
    - Dealing with Holiday Stress
    - 5 Minute Stress Busters
    - Don't Toy with Safety
    - Dr. Oz Videos: Don't Stress About Your Health!
    - Source4Women: Smart Strategies to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence
    - December Dare: Enter to win a $400 massage gift card or a $400 Amazon gift card!
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Delta Dental Fall 2014 Newsletter
    View the Delta Dental Fall 2014 Newsletter.
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 7 - Fall 2014
    Welcome to this seventh issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • UnitedHealthcare October Newsletter
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    - Raise Your Breast Cancer Awareness
    - Flu Season Is Right Around the Corner
    - Six Ways to Fend Off Seasonal Flu
    - Dr. Oz Video: Cold and Flu Home Remedies
    - Source4Women: Simple swaps to improve your health and wellness
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - We Dare You!
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 6 - Summer 2014
    Welcome to this sixth issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • Notice to Participants Enrolled In Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    Chiropractic Benefits - Please instruct your provider to contact Anthem Blue Cross Customer Service for information regarding claims submission and benefit amounts.
  • UnitedHealthcare September Newsletter
    September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month
    - Lowering Cholesterol Levels
    - Why You Need to Keep Taking Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Meds
    - Combating Cholesterol: Fight it With Food
    - Dr. Oz video: Back Pain
    - Source4Women Seminars: Hot off the press: Nutrition Solutions for Health and Wellness and Fitness and Nutrition During Pregnancy
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - We Dare You!
    - Monthly Recipe
  • 2014 Health and Benefits Fair
    Join us on Saturday, August 23, 2014 for the Health and Benefits Fair from 10am-4pm. Meet with the providers and learn about your benefits!
  • Annual Pensioner Verification Process
    Annual Pensioner Verification forms are now available.
  • Important Notice to Participants
    This is an important notice to participants regarding Continued Grandfather Status and Positive Enrollment.
  • Summary of IBEW Local 11 Inside Wiremen Agreement Benefits
    This is a summary of IBEW Local 11 Inside Wiremen Agreement Health and Pension Benefits.
  • 2014 NYL Participant Engagement Program
    Driving better outcomes and greater financial confidence.
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 5 - Spring 2014
    Welcome to this fifth issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • Getting the most from your health plan with uhcwest.com
    Health information and program features are available at your fingertips. Visit uhcwest.com to view a wealth of information designed to help you get the most from your health care plan. Log in to the member site to obtain details about your health care coverage and access interactive tools and information designed to help you reach your health and wellness goals.
  • UnitedHealthcare May Newsletter
    May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month
    - Natural Ways to Help Lower Blood Pressure
    - Prevention is the Best Medicine
    - It's the Finish Line! Get ready to walk or run your first 5K
    - Dr. Oz Video: Boost Your Energy
    - Source4Women Webinar: So What Can I Eat? What you need to know about food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities
    - May Dare
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • UnitedHealthcare February Newsletter
    February is National Heart Month
    - Heart Healthy Lifestyle
    - You Don't Have to Be Greek to Enjoy the Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet
    - In Search of a Positive Body Image
    - Dr. Oz Video: Cardiovascular Workouts
    - Source4Women: Heart Smart Diet Secrets
    - Monthly Health Tip: Include the right fats in your diet
    - Monthly Recipe
  • UnitedHealthcare January Newsletter
    January 2014 Health News
    - Exercise: The Fountain of Youth?
    - Weight Loss: Are You Ready to Get Serious?
    - Drug Interactions: How Well Do Your Medicines Mix?
    - Tips for Flying
    - Dr. Oz: Winter Skin Care
    - Source for Women: Lose Weight the Healthy Way: Tips and Tricks to Go the Distance
    - Healthy Recipe: Meal-in-a-Bowl Minestrone
  • Important Notice About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare
    This notice is to inform you that your current prescription drug benefit program through the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund provides "creditable coverage," as defined below. It also includes answers to questions you may have regarding your current prescription drug program and how it relates to Medicare Part D coverage.
  • FASB Disclosure Information
    Co-Actuaries to the Southern-California IBEW-NECA Administrative Trust Funds have prepared the attached information to assist employers with new FASB requirements. Please contact the Trust Funds' Administrative Office if you have any questions.
  • UnitedHealthcare November Newsletter
    November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
  • 2013 Annual Funding Notice
    This notice is for the plan year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013.
  • Erroneous Mailing of ID cards by Anthem
    Erroneous Mailing of ID cards by Anthem
  • UnitedHealthcare October Newsletter
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Please see below for a list of topics included in this month's UHC newsletter.
  • "Flu season" – UHC Health Tips on protecting yourself and those around you during the flu season
    Protect yourself and those around you. Get your seasonal flu shot.
  • The SCIBEW-NECA Trust Funds recently mailed out amendments to the Active Health Plan
    Amendment 2 - Anthem Blue Cross shall replace Metropolitan Life as the Plan's Life Insurance and AD&D benefit provider. References in the SPD appearing in the Table of Contents on page iii and on pages 4, 29, 57, 58, 63 and 64 and elsewhere in the SPD to Metropolitan Life shall be changed to Anthem Blue Cross wherever those terms appear.
  • September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month
    September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month
    - Keep Your Cholesterol in Check
    - Raising Good Cholesterol
    - Know Your Levels
    - Dr. Oz video: Know Your Five
    - Source4Women Seminar: Eating Healthy on a Shoestring Budget
    - My health, My questions, myuhc.com
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Back Pain
    At some point, most of us will suffer from back pain. It can happen because of something as small as sleeping in a strange position. Or, it can be from something more serious like an accident or injury.
  • Retiree Health Plan - Self-Payment Rates Effective 10/1/13
    This is your annual notification of changes to the self-payment rates for Retiree Health Plan ("RHP") coverage and a reminder of the RHP Annual Open Enrollment period.
  • COBRA Rates Effective October 1, 2013
    Effective October 1, 2013, the COBRA continuation of coverage rates in the Active healthcare plan will change. Please refer to the other side of this memo for the new rates. If you are currently participating in COBRA, the new rates will automatically reflect on the October COBRA reminder notice.
  • August Edition of the Wellness Online Newsletter
    August Health News
    - Eat Right for Better Oral Health
    - Are Allergies the Reason Behind Itchy or Sore Eyes?
    - What You Should Know About Immunizations
    - Dr. Oz Video: Cardiovascular Workouts
    - Source4Women Webinar
    - Monthly Health Tip
    - Monthly Recipe
  • Request for Information
    The Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund seeks to maintain current records of all its participants and eligible dependents. Please complete and return to the Administrative Trust Funds Office the enclosed "Information Request Form 2013", so that we may ensure that demographic and participant/family records are accurate.
  • ATTENTION RETIREES
    Annual Pensioner Verification forms are now available.
  • Claims Submission – Premium Reimbursement & Medicare Supplement Claims
    Allied Administrators, the third party administrator processing the Premium Reimbursement and Medicare Supplement Reimbursement claims, has changed its mailing address.
  • Benefits 101 - Pre-Retirement Death Benefits
    We'd like to introduce you to the next lesson of Benefits 101 —an online resource that will provide you and your family members with short, clear, easy-to-understand lessons on a variety of benefits related topics. The topic of today is Pre-Retirement Death Benefits.
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 4 - Summer 2013
    Welcome to this fourth issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • June Edition of the Wellness Online Newsletter
    June is Men's Health Month.
  • Important Notice to Participants
    Please read this Important Notice carefully.
  • HIPAA Privacy Notice Being Revised
    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
    The Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Plan may use the limited quantity of private health information available, that is, information that constitutes protected health information as defined in the Privacy Rule of the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), for purposes of making or obtaining payment for your care and conducting health care operations.
  • May Edition of the Wellness Online Newsletter
    May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month.
  • April Edition of the Wellness Online Newsletter
    April is National Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Distracted Driving Month
  • Notice to Travelers Regarding Defined Benefit Plan Contributions
    On October 20, 2009, the Board of Trustees adopted a Rehabilitation Plan consisting of a Default Schedule, Alternative Schedule 1 and Alternative Schedule 2. The contributing employers and the membership of the IBEW Local Unions participating in the Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension Plan (Local Unions 11, 440, 441 and 477) entered into Alternative Schedule 2 of the Rehabilitation Plan.
  • SMM - CitizensRx
    Effective February 1, 2013, the current PBM, OptumRx, will be replaced by Citizens Rx.
  • SMM - Sexual Dysfunction Drugs
    The Trustees have elected to eliminate the 50% co-payment for sexual dysfunction drugs.
  • Take our Communications Survey!
    We need your feedback! This survey should only take a few minutes to complete, but will provide valuable information concerning the best ways for the Fund to connect with you and your family about the Plan and your benefits.
  • January Health Topics
    Read up on this January's Health Topics: the Basics of Blood Donation, Birth Defects Prevention, Cervical Health, Glaucoma, Thyroid Health
  • New Prescription Benefits Manager Effective February 1, 2013
    We are pleased to announce that beginning on February 1, 2013, Citizens Rx will be replacing OptumRx as the pharmacy benefit manager.
  • Benefits 101 - Applying for Your Pension
    We'd like to introduce you to the next lesson of Benefits 101 —an online resource that will provide you and your family members with short, clear, easy-to-understand lessons on a variety of benefits related topics. The topic of today is Applying for Your Pension.
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 3 - Fall 2012
    Welcome to this third issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • December Wellness Newsletter
    Find articles relating to: Holidays don't have to make you heavier, Go green this holiday season, Holiday stress, Toy safety, Hosting a safe new year's eve party, Your safe travel kit, Healthy eating on a budget
  • Important Notice About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare
    The Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund hereby certifies that the prescription drug coverage it provides to Medicare-eligibles is expected to pay out, on average for all such participants, at least as much as the standard Part D coverage would pay in calendar year 2013. It is therefore designated as providing 2013 "creditable coverage," meaning that any participant who later enrolls in a Part D plan will not be charged a late enrollment penalty for 2013.
  • FASB Disclosure Information
    Co-Actuaries to the Southern-California IBEW-NECA Administrative Trust Funds have prepared the attached information to assist employers with FASB requirements. Please contact the Trust Funds' Administrative Office if you have any questions.
  • National Diabetes Month
    November is Diabetes awareness month. This newsletter includes: "You Can't Eat Sugar" and Other Diabetes Myths, How to Prevent Diabetes When You're at High Risk and Could Your Child Have Diabetes?
  • Change of Commercial Banking Vendor
    Recently, the Board of Trustees of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension Trust Fund decided to change the Fund's commercial banking vendor from US Bank to Amalgamated Bank for purposes of reducing costs and improving service.
  • Approval Needed for Sleep Therapy Starting November 1
    We want to let you know about new sleep therapy requirements under your health plan. As of November 1, 2012, we are adding sleep testing, therapy equipment and supplies to the services that we must approve before you receive them.
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    October is Breast Cancer awareness month. We've selected a variety of articles that provide information on prevention, treatment, and beyond.

    October is also Eye Health month. The newsletter provides information on keeping your eyes healthy from disease as well as how to avoid eye injury at home and at work.
  • September UnitedHealthcare Wellness Newsletter
    September is Children's Obesity Awareness Month. Attached newsletter includes tips for combatting obesity in children. Everything from eating right to making exercise fun and ways to engage the whole family in a healthy lifestyle.

    It is also Cholesterol Awareness Month. This newsletter provides information on getting your cholesterol down and keeping it down as well as lifestyle prevention tips.
  • Benefits 101 - Grace Periods
    We'd like to introduce you to the next lesson of Benefits 101 —an online resource that will provide you and your family members with short, clear, easy-to-understand lessons on a variety of benefits related topics. The topic of today is Grace Periods!
  • August Wellness Newsletter
    This newsletter features the following topics:

    - Keeping Your Eyes Healthy
    - Eye Exams
    - Immunizations
    - And more!
  • Prescription Solutions by OptumRx is now OptumRx
    Prescription Solutions by OptumRx, the company that administers our health plan's pharmacy benefits, has completed its name change to OptumRx.
  • Prescription Mail Service by OptumRx
    Prescription Solutions by OptumRx is now OptumRx. We are still the safe and reliable mail service pharmacy you know and trust. We have the same phone numbers, website, online tools and easy ways to order or reorder your medications.
  • COBRA Rates for Active Healthcare Coverage - Inside Wiremen & Sound - Effective 10/1/12
    Effective October 1, 2012, the COBRA continuation of coverage rates in the Active healthcare plan will change.
  • Retiree Health Plan - Self Payment Rates Effective 10/1/12
    This is your annual notification of changes to the self-payment rates for Retiree Health Plan ("RHP") coverage and a reminder of the RHP Annual Open Enrollment period.
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 2 - Summer 2012
    Welcome to this second issue of Benefits Connection — a format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • Benefits 101 - Lesson 1
    We'd like to introduce you to the first lesson of Benefits 101 —an online resource that will provide you and your family members with short, clear, easy-to-understand lessons on a variety of benefits related topics.
  • Attention, Retirees!
    Annual Pensioner Verification forms are now available online.
  • Reinstatement of Body Scan Benefit to 100% of Cost
    The Trustees are pleased to announce that effective August 1, 2012, the 50% co-payment for body scans is no longer applicable.
  • Enhancement to Behavioral Health Coverage
    To comply with a recently passed California bill (SB946), beginning July 1, 2012 Kaiser Permanente, United HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross will provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for pervasive developmental disorder or autism.
  • July Wellness Newsletter
    Everyone enjoys the warmth of the sun, but it is important to be aware of its side effects. Read the July Wellness United Healthcare Newsletter which features all aspects of summer wellness!
  • June Wellness Newsletter
    The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. This newsletter features the following topics:

    - Suggested Checkups and Tests for Men
    - Why Do men Skip Health Tests?
    - Basic Facts About Prostate Cancer
  • Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices
    In the course of providing administrative services to the Southern California IBEW-NECA Active Health Plan and to the Southern California IBEW-NECA Retiree Health Plan, the Trust Fund's Administrative Offices may have access to and may use your personal health information. A federal law known as "HIPAA" regulates the ways in which the Trust Fund may access and use your personal health information (called "protected health information" in HIPAA and its regulations).
  • Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)
    A federal law requires group health plans including HMOs and other insurance companies providing coverage for mastectomies to also cover reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. The purpose of this notice is to remind you and your covered spouse of the following benefits available to you if you undergo a mastectomy.
  • May Wellness Newsletter
    Increase your family's physical fitness! Included in this newsletter you will find articles on:
    - Kid Fit: Helping Kids Win at Fitness
    - Obesity in Children
    - Overcoming Your Exercise Obstacles
  • Welcome to the New SCIBEW-NECA Look!
    The trustees are happy to present SCIBEW-NECA's redesigned website to help you get the most out of your benefit programs.
  • Benefits Connection - Issue 1 - Spring 2012
    Welcome to this first issue of Benefits Connection — a new format for us to share important and timely information regarding your benefits.
  • April Wellness Newsletter
    April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Included in this newsletter you will find articles on:
    - What is Alcoholism
    - Alcohol Misuse
    - Risk Factors for Alcohol
  • FASB Disclosure Information
    Co-Actuaries to the Southern-California IBEW-NECA Administrative Trust Funds have prepared the attached information to assist employers with new FASB requirements. Please contact the Trust Funds' Administrative Office if you have any questions.
  • Prescription Solutions is now Prescription Solutions by OptumRx
    Prescription Solutions, the company that administers the health plan's pharmacy benefits, has changed its name. It is now Prescription Solutions by OptumRx. The change reflects its rebranding as an Optum company. Optum is a leading provider of integrated health services.
  • UnitedHealthcare Health e-News
    The UnitedHealthcare newsletter features articles on blood donation, organ donation, and men's health
  • Summary Material Modification
    Important notice to participants regarding the Body Scan benefit.
  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
    About 24 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. One fourth of them don't know they have the disease. And 57 million more people have pre-diabetes. Studies show that many people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within the next 10 years. The message is clear: diabetes is a dangerous disease that affects a lot of people.
  • Quarterly Statement Now Available Online
    The Quarterly Statement for the Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension, Defined Contribution and Health Plans is now available online for all registered participants. The statement reflects activity for hours worked July - September 2011. You need to log in to view your personal statement.
  • Annual Funding Notice
    This notice includes important information about the funding status of your pension plan ("the Plan") and general information about the benefit payments guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC"), a federal insurance agency.
  • Notice about your prescription drug coverage and Medicare
    Important Notice from Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare...
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and the articles feature information on Breast Cancer from UnitedHealthcare.
  • Retiree Health Plan Self-Payment Rates Effective 10/1/11
    This is your annual notification of changes to the self-payment rates for Retiree Health Plan ("RHP") coverage and a reminder of the RHP Annual Open Enrollment period...
  • COBRA Rates
    Effective October 1, 2011, the COBRA continuation of coverage rates in the Active health care plan will change.
  • ATTENTION RETIREES
    Annual Pensioner Verification forms are now available.
  • Summary of Material Modifications, Effective July 1, 2011
    The Trustees have taken action to amend the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund based on the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. The changes described in this notice are legally required changes that are effective July 1, 2011.
  • Prescription Solutions: Drug Safety Alert
    On June 8, 2011, the FDA announced safety label changes for the cholesterol-lowering medication simvastatin because the highest approved dose of 80 mg has been associated with an elevated risk of myopathy (muscle injury), particularly during the first 12 months of use. There are also new contraindications and/or dose limitations of simvastatin when used with certain medications.
  • Recently Adopted Plan Amendments - Summary of Material Modifications
    Please read the amendments in their entirety for a complete description.
  • Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices
    A federal law known as "HIPAA" regulates the ways in which the Trust Fund may access and use your personal health information (called "protected health information" in HIPAA and its regulations).
  • Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)
    A federal law requires group health plans including HMOs and other insurance companies providing coverage for mastectomies to also cover reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. The purpose of this notice is to remind you and your covered spouse of the following benefits available to you if you undergo a mastectomy.
  • The Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension Plan
    The Pension Protection Act eliminates the Summary Annual Report.
  • Southern California IBEW-NECA Defined Contribution Plan
    The summary of the annual report is now available.
  • Southern California IBEW-NECA Active Health Plan
    The summary of the annual report is now available.
  • UnitedHealth Group Announces "Optum" Master Brand for its Health Services Businesses
    UnitedHealth Group today announced that the company's health services businesses will unify their market presence under the master brand Optum.
  • Recently Adopted Plan Amendments
    The Southern California IBEW-NECA Trust Fund recently adopted two new amendments to the Active Health Plan.
  • Prescription Solutions: Drug Recall and Shortage Information
    Prescription Solutions provides information on drug recalls/shortages. The information is available in their website through the Prescription Solution RxNews®. For current recall/shortage information click on "Full Article" below.
  • New Name for PacifiCare
    PacifiCare, a UnitedHealthcare Company, is changing its name to UHC of California and will do business as (dba) UnitedHealthcare of California, effective May 2011.
  • Defined Contribution Amendment
    The Board of Trustees for the SC IBEW-NECA Defined Contribution Fund recently approved the following amendment to the Defined contribution Plan. To access the amendment, click on "Full Article" below.
  • Prescription Solutions: Drug Recall and Shortage Information
    Prescription Solutions provides information on drug recalls/shortages. The information is available in their website through the Prescription Solution RxNews®. For current recall/shortage information click on "Full Article" below.
  • Possible Mail Prescriptions Delays Due to Severe Weather
    Severe weather in the Midwest is impacting mail deliveries both to and from the facilities of prescription provider Prescription Solutions.
  • Defined Benefit Participants Notice: Filing for a Determination Letter
    The Board of Trustees of SC IBEW-NECA Pension Plans submitted its application for an advanced determination as to whether the Plan meets the qualification requirements of Section 401 of the IRS Code of 1986.
  • Defined Contribution Participants Notice: Filing for a Determination Letter
    The Board of Trustees of SC IBEW-NECA Pension Plans submitted its application for an advanced determination as to whether the Plan meets the qualification requirements of Section 401 of the IRS Code of 1986.
  • Notice of Pension Relief Election
    The Board of Trustees adopted 3 provisions from the Pension Relief Act. The decision to elect the relief means the Plan is not permitted to increase benefits for two years after the last year in which the relief is used.
  • Proration of Health Plan Hours Bank and Contribution
    In accordance with the provisions of the enclosed Amendment #3 of the Health Plan, all hours worked and reported after January 1, 2011 will be prorated as set forth in the table shown in this document.
  • Chiropractic Visit Copayment Reduction
    The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the copayment for chiropractic visits under the PacifiCare HMO plan is being reduced from $15 per visit to $5 per visit effective January 1, 2011.
  • Special Enrollment—Overage Dependent (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act)
    The Membership Services Department is beginning the process to enroll overage dependents (Age 19 through the end of the calendar month in which a child attains age 26). The coverage will be effective July 1, 2011.
  • Quarterly Statement Now Available Online
    The Quarterly Statement for the Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension, Defined Contribution and Health Plans is now available online for all registered participants. The statement reflects activity for hours worked April - June 2010. You need to log in to view your personal statement. Click here for the associated cover letter containing explanations of the statement. Also attached is a schedule of provisions under the Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension Rehabilitation Plan.
  • New Dental PPO Announcement: United Concordia Dental Plan/Concordia Advantage Plus
    United Concordia Dental Plan will replace the current PPO provider, Delta Dental effective January 1, 2011. All participants currently enrolled in the Delta Dental PPO Plan will automatically be enrolled in the United Concordia Dental Plan.
  • New York Life: New Website
    Visit the new New York Life website dedicated to assisting you.
  • Statement of Reported Hours Now Available Online
    The Statement of Reported Hours for the Southern California IBEW-NECA Defined Benefit Plan is now available online for all registered participants. The statement generally covers the Plan Year for work months 7/09-6/10, although earlier months may appear if the contributions were not paid timely. You need to log in to view your personal statement. Click here for the associated cover letter containing explanations of the statement and general information about the Plan.
  • Defined Benefit Funding Notice
    This notice includes important funding information about your pension plan ("the Plan"). This notice also provides a summary of federal rules governing multiemployer plans in reorganization and insolvent plans and benefit payments guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a federal agency. This notice is for the plan year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010 (referred to hereafter as "Plan Year").
  • Benefits Seminar, October 2010
    This presentation, which explores certain features of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension and Health Plans, was used at the Districts meetings on October 7th and October 12th.
  • CDC Report on Life Expectancy of U.S. Hispanics
    A report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that U.S. Hispanics live longer on average than both non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks. Click on "Full Article" below to read the study.
  • Planned outage of the Prescription Solutions claims processing systems
    The Prescription Solutions claims processing system will be unavailable during a planned outage on Saturday, October 9th from 9:00pm - Sunday October 10th 1:00 am Pacific time. The system and its dependent applications will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours during this time.
  • Benefits Seminar, September 2010
    This presentation was used at the Benefits Seminar in District 6 on September 22, 2010.
  • Full Time Student Eligibility
    Dependent children are covered under the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Plan (Active only) until the end of the month in which the child reaches age 19. Full-time student status may extend your dependent's eligibility through the end of the month they turn 25.
  • Retiree Health Plan - Self-Payment Rates Effective 10/1/10
    This is your annual notification of changes to the self-payment rates for Retiree Health Plan ("RHP") coverage and a reminder of the RHP Annual Open Enrollment period.
  • Grandfathered Status Notification
    This group health plan believes this plan is a "grandfathered health plan" under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act). As permitted by the Affordable Care Act, a grandfathered health plan can preserve certain basic health coverage that was already in effect when that law was enacted.
  • New Features Allow You to Monitor Your Benefits Online
    Monitor your Earnings History, Eligibility Information, Personal Data, Dependent Information, Statements - and more!
  • ATTENTION RETIREES
    Annual Pensioner Verification forms are now available.
  • Notice of Material Modifications to the SC IBEW-NECA Pension Plan
    Adopted clarification to the postponed retirement provisions of the Pension Plan.
  • REVISED Notice of Material Modifications to the Pension Plan
    Changes to the Pro Rata Pensions provision.
  • Health Plan Amendments
    The Board of Trustees for the SC IBEW-NECA Health Fund recently approved the following amendments to the Active Health Plan.
  • Legal Merger of Two Plans
    U.S. Behavioral Health Plan, California and PacifiCare Behavioral Health Plan of California, Inc. are specialized health care service plans owned by UnitedHealth Group that provide behavioral health benefits. These two companies are licensed in California by the California Department of Managed Health Care (the "DMHC").

    Currently the two plans are in the process of seeking approval from the DMHC to legally merge the two organizations and operations during calendar year 2010.
  • Benefits Seminar Outline
    This presentation was used at the District 4 meeting on May 4, 2010. The presentation contains only highlights of certain features of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension and Health Plans. The full details are contained in the documents that establish the Plans provisions. If there is a discrepancy between the wording here and the documents that establish the Plans, the document language will govern.
  • COBRA Update
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA"), as amended, provides for premium reductions for health benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 ("COBRA").
  • Maximize Delta Dental PPO Benefits
    The Delta Dental PPO Plan has been in place for over a year now. Click on "Full Article" below to learn about ways to maximize the dental benefits that you receive from this plan.
  • News About the Anthem Blue Cross Physical Therapy Network
    Anthem Blue Cross announces the changes to its physical therapy network (including physical, occupational and speech therapy), effective February 1, 2010. For more information, please click on "Full article" below.
  • 360° Health for Anthem Blue Cross Participants
    The Board of Trustees expanded the services and resources provided to Plan participants enrolled in the Anthem Blue Cross plan effective March 1st. For more information, please click on "Full article" below.
  • Disabled Employees/Workers' Compensation
    Despite the efforts of staff of the Trust Funds Administrative Office to make known unique Health Plan benefits we have recently recognized after speaking with numerous Plan participants that the Plan provisions governing the crediting of hours for periods of time you are receiving Workers' Compensation benefits as a result of an occupational injury, which occurred while working for a signatory Employer to this Health Plan are not widely known.
  • Revised FAQs Re: Anthem Blue Cross Physical Therapy Network
    Recently Anthem Blue Cross announced it was making changes to its physical therapy network (including physical, occupational and speech therapy), effective February 1, 2010.

    Since that notification, the Internal and External FAQs have been revised. Please refer to the attached updated versions.
  • The Trust Bulletin for Active Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter, which covers the following topics: New Year's Resolutions Can Bring Lasting Lifestyle Changes, De-Stress Your Holiday To-Do List, and more!
  • The Trust Bulletin for Retiree Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter, which covers the following topics: Tips to Recognize and Prevent Holliday Stress and Depression, Healthcare Help for You and Your Family, and more!
  • COBRA Changes
    Federal legislation enacted into law on Monday, December 21, 2009 will permit benefit changes related to subsidized COBRA premiums.
  • Chiropractic Visit Copayment Reduction
    The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the copayment for chiropractic visits under the PacifiCare HMO plan is being reduced from $15 per visit to $5 per visit effective January 1, 2010.
  • Important Changes to Anthem Blue Cross Physical Therapy Network
    Anthem Blue Cross ("Anthem") is making significant changes to its provider network for physical therapy services effective February 1, 2010.
  • Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health
    What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started.
  • Fight Breast Cancer with HealthAdvocate
    Health Advocate, a program available to all Health Participants, provides access to many resources such as Your Guide to Breast Health. To access your guide or to order your free booklet, please click "Full Article" below.
  • Important Information About Your Pension Plan
    Information for Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Plan participants regarding the funding status of the Plan.
  • The Trust Bulletin for Active Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter, which covers the following topics: Dreaming Naps Dramatically Improve Performance, Helping Your Student Manage School Stress, Extended Life Insurance Coverage for Disabled Active Employees, and more!
  • The Trust Bulletin for Retiree Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter, which covers the following topics: Concerns Over H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Virus, Foods That Fight The Cold And Flu, Healthy Effects Of Diet And Exercise Add Up, and more!
  • Expanded Life Insurance Benefit Options
    ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS ONLY—the Life Insurance benefit has been expanded. For more information regarding this Active participant benefit, please click "Full Article" below.
  • Health Advocate Assistance for California Wildfire Victims
    As the California wildfires rage on, impacting a growing number of people, we wanted to let our clients know of the ways Health Advocate might be of special assistance to your employees or their family members who live and work in the affected area. While we are sending this special message to emphasize the immediate needs of the fire victims, clearly we also encourage any of your employees who need our help to call us as well.
  • HealthAdvocate: Summer 2009 Newsletter Now Online
    @Your Service, the semi-annual HealthAdvocate newsletter, is now available online.
  • Board Announces New Benefit
    The Board has engaged HealthAdvocate to provide advocacy and assistance services to all participants and their family members. With this new service, HealthAdvocate's Personal Health Advocates (PHAs), typically registered nurses, supported by medical directors and benefit specialists will work with you one-on-one in your efforts to find physicians, medical specialists and other providers, assist in the understanding and resolution of billing for medical, dental and professional services, facilitate referrals for covered services, clarify health plan coverage, transfer medical records, and help locate eldercare. This video gives an overview of the new services available. You will need to submit this form to authorize release of personal health information in order to use the new service. Click here to read the HealthAdvocate Summer '09 newsletter.
  • New COBRA/Self-Pay Rates Effective 10/1/09 through 9/30/10
    The COBRA and Retiree Health Plan self-pay rates are changing, effective October 1, 2009.

    Participants in the Retiree Health Plan please also note: the Annual Open Enrollment period for making changes to your choice of available retirement plans runs through August 15, 2009.
  • Health Plan Amendments
    The Board of Trustees for the SC IBEW-NECA Health Fund recently approved the following amendments to the Active Health Plan: Amendment No. 40, regarding Lifetime Maximum, and Amendment No. 41, regarding Specialized Footwear Benefit.
  • HIPAA Privacy
    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
    The Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Plan may use the limited quantity of private health information available, that is, information that constitutes protected health information as defined in the Privacy Rule of the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), for purposes of making or obtaining payment for your care and conducting health care operations. Health Plan has established a policy to guard against unnecessary disclosure of your health information. The Trust Fund's HIPAA security practices encompass administrative, physical and technical safeguards.
  • Delta Dental PPO
    The Board of Trustees recently announced the replacement of the Self-Funded IBEW-NECA Dental Plan with the new Delta Dental PPO Plan. The Delta Dental PPO Plan should not be confused with the DeltaCare USA Plan, which is a dental health maintenance organization.
  • The Trust Bulletin for Active Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter that covers the following topics: Prescription Safety Glasses, Out-of-Area Emergency Coverage for HMO Plan Participants, From the Desk of the Fund Administrator, and more!
  • The Trust Bulletin for Retiree Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter that covers the following topics: Credit Card Debt, Out-of-Area Emergency Coverage, The Latest News on the Benefits of Vitamin D, Smart Nutritional Choices, and more!
  • Participant's Tax Ramifications on Defaulted Loans
    A Plan loan, which is in default, will be treated as a deemed distribution for tax purposes. The deemed distribution (defaulted loan) will be included in income on the plan participant's tax return. In addition to the income taxes on the deemed distribution (defaulted loan), it might also be subject to the penalty tax on early distributions.
  • Getting the Most out of the Delta Dental PPO Plan
    Beginning on January 1, 2009, the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Plan - Active replaced the self-funded dental plan with a new dental PPO plan administered by Delta Dental of California. Changing to Delta Dental PPO provides access to the largest dental network in California and increases the maximum annual dental benefit from $2,000 to $2,500 when you use dentists who are part of the Delta Dental PPO network. The Delta Dental PPO plan is different from the prior self-funded dental plan in some significant ways.
  • Stimulus Act Subsidized COBRA (SASCOBRA)
    Staff of the Trust Fund's Administrative Office is working to finalize and mail COBRA notices that will incorporate the new provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Although the deadline for issuing the revised COBRA notices is April 18, 2009, it is anticipated the revised COBRA notices will be issued in advance of that date.
  • Health Plan Amendments
    The SC IBEW-NECA Trust Funds recently mailed out amendments to the Active Health Plan.
  • DC Plan Amendment
    The Board of Trustees has adopted a new amendment to the SC IBEW-NECA Defined Contribution Plan to include a definition of "spouse" consistent with the federal law applicable to the Plan.
  • Health Plan Amendments
    A number of benefits for Active and Retiree Health Plan participants and dependents have been improved.
  • Defined Benefit Plan Amendments
    The SC IBEW-NECA Trust Funds recently mailed out the new changes to Defined Benefit Plan Document:
  • Delta Dental PPO Plan
    The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the replacement of the Self-Funded IBEW-NECA Dental Plan with the new Delta Dental PPO Plan. The new Delta Dental PPO Plan will be effective January 1, 2009 and all participants currently enrolled in the Self-Funded IBEW-NECA Dental Plan will be enrolled automatically in the new Delta Dental PPO Plan.
  • Dependent Life Insurance
    As a result of the action taken by the Board of Trustees of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Plan life insurance amounts for the dependents of active, eligible participants will increase effective January 1, 2009. Amounts for your spouse or domestic partner increase from $1,000.00 to $1,500.00. Amounts for children change from $100 from birth to age 6 months and $500 from age 6 months to age 21 (22 for students), to $750 for children to age 19 (age 25 for students).
  • The Trust Bulletin for Active Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter that covers the following topics: Enhanced Coverage for Health Fund Benefits, Body Scan benefit, Health Matters, and more!
  • The Trust Bulletin for Retiree Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter that covers the following topics: Enhanced Coverage for Health Fund Benefits, Knowing Your Prescription Drug Benefit, Boost Your Memory Power, and more!
  • New ID Cards from Anthem/Blue Cross
    On or about October 7th new identification cards for eligible participants and their dependent spouse, same sex spouse or domestic partner or opposite sex domestic partner will be issued by Anthem/Blue Cross.
  • Defined Contribution Investment Returns
    The Plan has prepared a chart showing the investment rate of return for the Defined Contribution Pension Plan from July, 1998 through March, 2008.
  • HIPAA Privacy Notice
    The Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Plan may use the limited quantity of private health information available, that is, information that constitutes protected health information as defined in the Privacy Rule of the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), for purposes of making or obtaining payment for your care and conducting health care operations.
  • Prescription Solutions website release notice
    Prescription Solutions, a prescription drug vendor, announces the release of their new www.PrescriptionSolutions.com website.
  • Student Eligibility
    Now's the time to address your dependent child's continued eligibility for benefits from the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Plan.
  • Kaiser - Early Retiree Prescription Drug Copayment
    This memorandum will notify you of procedures that will allow you to be reimbursed for copayments that were incorrectly charged by Kaiser Permanente for brand name prescription medications purchased between February 1, 2008 and June 30, 2008.
  • Benefit Enhancements
    The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce benefit enhancements which become effective July 1, 2008. A number of Health Fund benefits for Active and Retiree Health Plan participants and dependents have been improved as follows...
  • Healthy Solutions from Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross has made their Healthy Solutions magazine available to the SC IBEW-NECA Health Plan participants online.
  • New Prescription Solutions ID cards
    Prescription Solutions, the prescription benefit manager for the Health Fund, is issuing new ID cards to eligible IBEW Local 11 participants the week of June 16, 2008.
  • Anthem Care Comparison
    Blue Cross of California, now known as Anthem Blue Cross, is urging enrolled participants to visit their website in order that you may compare how different hospitals may charge different prices for the same services. Anthem Care Comparison from Anthem Blue Cross clearly lists what those price ranges are - right down to the procedure and hospital - so you can make informed decisions about your care.
  • Body Scan Benefit for Active Eligible Participants
    The Body Scan International mobile trailer will be on the site of the Electrical Training Institute located at 6023 Garfield Avenue, Commerce for the period of July 14th-July 21st. Appointments may be scheduled by telephoning (888) 724-VIEW.
  • Announcement to all Plan Participants
    The trustees are happy to present this new comprehensive website with complete information and tools to help you get the most out of your benefit programs.
  • The Trust Bulletin for Active Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter that covers the following topics: Newly Redesigned IBEW Website, On the Job Hearing Loss, Body Scan-Late Cancellations, and more!
  • The Trust Bulletin for Retired Health Fund Participants
    See the latest newsletter that covers the following topics: the Newly Redesigned IBEW Website, Making the Most of your Benefits, Sleep-Mood and Health, and more!
  • New Service Provider for DC Pension Plan
    When you retire every path is open to you and every destination is a possibility. Your retirement plan can help you get there. We're improving the Southern California IBEW-NECA Defined Contribution Plan by offering you additional services and access to your Plan account. To bring you those improvements, we've partnered with New York Life. Please review the enclosed material carefully, as it contains important information about the transition to New York Life.
  • Sleepless Nights - How They Affect Your Mood and Health
    The occasional night of tossing and turning is a nuisance, plain and simple. The morning after a sleepless night generally brings with it a foggy mind and a lethargic body. Whether this inability to get ample sleep is the result of a lifestyle decision or a sleep disorder, it is likely to negatively impact your mood and your health.
  • Tips for Keeping a Young Mind and Body
    Staying young has less to do with the potions we use, and more with practical, time-tested strategies that work over the long haul. There may not be a fountain of youth, but we can live longer and more energetically than ever before.
  • Home Sweet Home
    The quality of your family life depends upon the quality of your relationships. Every family has problems, misunderstandings, and personality differences. Family dynamics are always complex. By following some simple strategies you can help your family communicate better, tackle problems as a team, and develop solutions that keep the peace.
  • USERRA Notice
    This notice contains information on how service in the uniformed services affects your rights as a participant under the Southern California IBEW-NECA health plan, pension plan and defined contribution plan pursuant to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA").
  • Help Kids Surf Safely
    Your kid continually begs for more screen time, but you're nervous about how to ensure her safety - and for good reason.
  • Hot Under The Collar - Managing Your Anger
    In the past twenty-four hours something has bothered or even angered you - perhaps it was an inconsiderate driver on your commute last night, a burned dinner, or maybe your spouse did not do a chore as promised...
  • Depression, Is it Different for Men?
    Depression affects millions of people each year, but men account for only about one in 10 diagnosed cases...
  • Keeping Kids Safe (Without Stress)
    The world is changing all the time, and each day means new things to watch out for when parents consider how to keep their children safe...
  • None for the Road, Effects of Alcohol on the Body
    Consistent use of low levels of alcohol does not cause long term health problems...