Effective January 2013 the monthly contribution amounts for coverage under the VEBA Trust Plan will be:
Single - $16.00 per month
Family - $32.00 per month
(Protected Population- $16.00 per month)
If you currently do not have your monthly contribution deducted from your pension or bank account, you are encouraged to contact RHCC at 866-637-7555 to authorize this form of payment.
For information regarding your co-insurance percentages or copays for office visits, urgent care and ER (Deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for the Traditional Care Network and Preferred Provider Plans) please refer to the information you received in the 2013 Benefit Highlights Booklet that you receive.
The Blue-Care HMO plan will not require a deductible in 2013, but there will continue to be a co-payment.
Blue KC wants to make it as easy as possible for you to stay healthy this flu season. Blue KC will pay 100% of the allowable charge for the seasonal flu vaccine and its administration, if you receive your flu shot from an in-network medical provider. If you need help locating an in-network provider you can visit their website at BlueKC.com or call (816) 395-3193 or toll-free 1-866-579-0864 Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Central Time.
Blue KC also offers a 24-hour “Nurse Line” that gives access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week 1-877-579-0864. You may call for any urgent health concern.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013, YOUR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN WILL BE OFFERED THROUGH EXPRESS SCRIPTS (FORMERLY MEDCO). Soon you will be receiving a new prescription drug ID card.
IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH PERSCRIPTIONS CALL OR DON’T HAVE A CARD CALL:
MEDICARE press #1
If you are not Medicare, continue to hold.
There is an increase to prescription drug copays for 2013.
Tier 1 $11
Tier 2 $33
Tier 3 $88
Express Scripts-90 day
Tier 1 $22
Tier 2 $66
Tier 3 $176
Can be Delivered Directly to your home by calling 888-218-2579
BLUE KC WILL ALSO ISSUE A NEW MEMBER ID CARD TO YOU LATER THIS YEAR. Be sure to keep your ID card in a safe place, and present it each time you receive healthcare services.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE BLUE CROSS PLANS, call their customer service team:
(816) 395-3193 or
REMEMBER TO CALL YOUR BENEFIT REPRESENTATIVES IN THE PLANT FOR ANYTHING YOUDON’T UNDERSTAND. IF YOU RECEIVE A BILL YOU DON’T THINK YOU OWE – DON’T PAY IT UNTIL YOU’VE CONTACTED THE BENFIT OFFICE TO LET THEM CHECK IT OUT FOR YOU.
Coverage for members is available to be viewed on-line at www.gmbenefits.com. When you have any questions about your benefits, come by the benefit office.
If you have problems with your SUB you can visit mylayoffbenefits.com or you can contact your UBR.
Thank you for your patience and continued understanding
Hours: While there is a 3rd shift, the Benefit Office is staffed beginning at 10:30 on Sunday night until 10:30 on Friday night.
Benefit Office Phone:
(913) 537-7421 or 7422
1ST Shift – Cheryl Millican & Craig DuMortier
2nd Shift – Bobbie Dunnell & Sandy Martinez
3rd Shift – Shawana Woods
Alternate – Norma Raya
Leeds UBR – Bob Fiscus
National Benefit Center (800) 489-4646
BCBS Traditional (816) 395-3061
BCBS Blue Care (816)395-2700