The Plan offers a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) through BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. Contact BCBSIL at 1-800-810-BLUE (2583) or at www.bcbsil.com to find a participating provider. The Plan also offers the BlueCard PPO Program which gives you access to BlueCross BlueShield network providers throughout the country. To locate a participating provider, call the number above or go to www.bcbs.com
The Plan offers prescription drug benefits through CVS/Caremark. The CVS/Caremark pharmacy network includes most major chain pharmacy locations, which can be utilized for short-term prescriptions. All long-term (maintenance) prescriptions must be filled at a CVS retail pharmacy or through the CVS/Caremark mail service pharmacy. Please remember that any prescriptions filled at Walgreens, Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club are not covered under the Plan. You may contact CVS/Caremark at (866) 818-6911 or at www.caremark.com. For Specialty prescriptions, please contact CVS/Specialty at (800) 237-2767 or at www.cvsspecialty.com.
Utilization Management (UM)
The Plan offers a Utilization Management (UM) Program through Med-Care Management. If your physician recommends certain medical care you must call Med-Care to pre-authorize the care. If you do not make this call, the benefits payable by the Plan may be reduced. If you receive emergency medical care, you or a family member must call Med-Care by the next business day after the emergency. Call Med-Care at (800) 441-7705.
Dental (Active Plan Only)
You may use any dental provider for services. As a participant of the Plan, you have access to the services and benefits of the Dental Network of America (DNoA), which offers discounted rates for your dental care needs. You may contact DNoA at (866) 522-6758 or at www.DNOA.com.
Vision (Active Plan Only)
You may use any vision provider for services (with the exception of Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club). As a participant of the Plan, you have access to the services and benefits of the BlueCross BlueShield Vision Care Program, which offers discounted retail rates for your vision care needs when you go to any provider participating in the network. Simply present your BCBS ID card at a participating location and you will receive instant discounts on frames, lenses, contacts and exams. To verify that your vision care provider participates in the BCBS Vision Care Program, ask them, or call BCBS at (877) 393-8844.
Member Assistance Program (MAP) (Active Plan Only)
The Plan provides mental health disorder and chemical dependency treatment benefits through ComPsych. To preauthorize your mental health or chemical dependency treatment, please call ComPsych at (866) 532-8652. For valuable information regarding mental health and other information to assist you in every aspect of your life, please visit www.guidanceresources.com, Web ID: TEAMSTERS.
Living Well with Diabetes Program
The Plan offers access to Med-Care Management’s Living Well with Diabetes Program for education and information about living with diabetes. This is a voluntary program offered at no cost to you. The Program allows you and your family to learn self-management tools that can help you avoid acute flare-ups and long-term complications of the disease. To enroll, simply call 866-705-8977 and a nurse will enroll you in the Program and help you or your eligible dependent start the way to a healthier future. Effective January 1, 2018, the Plan will reduce the copay amounts for diabetic prescription drugs and testing supplies by 50% for all those enrolled in the Living Well with Diabetes Program.
Short Term Disability (Active Plan Only)
The Plan provides a Weekly Accident and Sickness Benefit designed to help you pay for daily living expenses until you are able to return to work. If you are totally disabled you may be eligible to receive this benefit. You are considered totally disabled if you are completely unable to perform the regular duties of your job because of a non-occupational injury or illness and are under the direct and continuing care of a physician. If you are eligible for this benefit, you should call the Fund Office as soon as possible at (312) 738-2811.
Death Benefit (Active Plan Only)
In the event of your death, the Plan may provide a death benefit to your beneficiary. The amount of your death benefit is based on how long you have been continuously covered under the Plan immediately before the date of your death. The death benefit will be paid to your beneficiary as designated by you on the form authorized by the Fund Office, provided the Fund Office receives your completed form prior to your death. A beneficiary designation form is available under the Health & Welfare Forms section of this website or you can request a form from the Fund Office at (312) 738-2811.