CONTROLLING ER COSTS
This column looks at what happens when Participants use an ER and how to avoid unnecessary costs.
SUMMARY PLAN DESCRIPTION
The government requires Health Plans like ours distribute Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD) detailing what a health plan offers every five years. We made our new SPD as helpful as possible, and we made it available online with all kinds of enhancements.
Even though the Health Plan cannot offer medical advice, the opioid crisis was and is so critical that we took a look and talked about what the Health Plan can do if you or someone you know needs help with opioid addiction.
BREAST PUMPS AND DME
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), breast pumps are classified as Durable medical Equipment (DME) and are covered by the Health Plan, subject to certain limitations. The Health Plan provides even more robust resources than are required by the ACA and this article sets forth some of those differences.
MARRIED TEAM WAIVER
Married teams trying to qualify for health coverage are at a disadvantage because while the gross amount they are paid may qualify them for health coverage, once the sum is divided equally between them, each of them may fall below the qualifying threshold for health coverage. Fortunately, the WGA allows married teams to split their earnings in any way agreeable to both should they elect. This article explains how these waivers work, and what the requirements are should married writers want to elect this option.
One of the most common issues that affects Health Plan Participants occurs when they fail to pay Dependent Premiums in a timely manner. This article explains how to pay premiums online and what the Health Plan policy is for Participants who miss a payment deadline.
This article details the Health Plan’s extensive reproductive health coverage benefits.
HEALTHCARE WHILE ABROAD
This article details how to obtain health coverage if you are traveling, working, or living abroad.
If you need help quitting smoking, learn more about what benefits are available.