Health Plan Amendments

The Board of Trustees for the SC IBEW-NECA Health Fund recently approved the following amendments to the Active Health Plan:

Click here to see the Summary of Material Modifications regarding Amendments 40 and 41 >>

Amendment No. 40 – Lifetime Maximum
Effective February 4, 2009, the second paragraph under the Section entitled “Lifetime Maximum” on page 71 of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Plan Summary Plan Description for Eligible Active Participants and Eligible Dependents is hereby deleted.

Amendment No. 41 – Specialized Footwear Benefit
Beginning with services received on or after April 15, 2009, the Active Health Plan will provide benefits for specialized footwear, sometimes known as “orthotics.”  The annual benefit of $400 may be used to defray the costs of consulting with a certified orthotist or other provider certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics and the cost of fabricating and fitting the specialized footwear.  Specialized footwear includes orthopedic shoes and custom-made, rigid plastic or polypropylene inserts for the shoe.  This benefit is available to all members enrolled for medical benefits in the Active Health Plan.  Members enrolled in the Kaiser HMO Plan may utilize this new benefit or they may choose to obtain orthotics through Kaiser.

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