March 25, 2003
|Now's the Time to Make Changes in Your Health Insurance Coverage|
An open enrollment period for the purpose of changing health insurance coverage and/or adding dependents to existing coverage will be available during the month of May. The effective date of the change will be July 1, 2003.
From May 1, 2003 to May 31, 2003, applications are being accepted in the Fund Offices from Health Fund participants who wish to change from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Union Labor Life to an HMO, if one is available in the area. During this period also, participants may switch from an HMO to the Indemnity Program of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield/ULL.
If you have any questions about HMOs, contact the New York Fund Office, (212) 869-9380 or, if calling from outside New York City, (800) 344-5220, and ask for Ms. Barbara Costigan. Dependents May Be Added
Also during the month of May, Health Fund participants may add dependents (including domestic partners) to their health coverage. The participant must pay for dependent coverage. Application forms should be requested from the Fund Office.
All applications, whether for changing health insurance coverage or adding dependents, must be received in the Fund Office by May 31, 2003. Applications received after that date will be returned without processing.