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It is no secret that the City takes aim at our health benefits every time we are in front of the Act 111 Panel for a new FOP contract. It is the City's burning desire to take money out of your pocket (Employee Contributions) to lower their costs.
In their presentation on July 24th 2017, the City stated "Current FOP wellness incentives fail to reach all plan participants". They also stated "City's proposal provides more universal approache provides a mechanism for all members to share in financial incentives". What that means is that the City wants to take your "Employee Contribution" out of your pay every two weeks and if you AND your spouse get engaged in your own healthcare by completing several enumerated activities you can get SOME of your costs lowered.
It is our belief at LEHB that our members do not need the City's pick pocket encouragement to become engaged in their own healthcare. HOWEVER, our belief is not enough. We must have the statistics to prove it to the Neutral Arbitrator the next time the FOP and the City are at the Act 111 Hearings.
HELP LEHB AND THE FOP PROTECT YOUR BENEFITS!
Updated LEHB Personal Choice Benefits Booklet
The most up to date version of the LEHB Personal Choice Benefit Booklet is now available on the left hand side under the Blue Cross/Blue Shield tab the "Complete Benefit Booklet". This Benefit Booklet was produced by Independence Blue Cross and contains detailed information regarding your medical benefits.
Please Note: Information regarding you Dental Benefits is available under the Dental Benefits tab. Prescription Benefits information is under the Prescription Benefits tab and Vision Benefits information is available under the Vision Benefits tab.
If you have any question regarding your benefits, please call the LEHB Customer Service Team for assistance at 215-763-8290 Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00 pm.
*IMPORTANT MEMBER ALERT!*
Recently, several members have had procedures (i.e. Surgery, Treatments, off-label use of Injectable Medications) performed that were determined to be experimental/investigational and not covered by Independence Blue Cross. Therefore our members were billed for the procedures. Before having a procedure done, check with Independence Blue Cross to make sure:
Please call Independence Blue Cross at 1-800-ASK-BLUE (1-800-275-2583) provide the Customer Service Representative your Personal Choice ID number, the name of the procedure and the applicable procedure codes (if available).
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