Please be aware that nine hundred and thirty-eight (938) retirees were affected by a glitch in the ASHI September 2017 payroll process which resulted in the following: 1. ASHI premiums were not deducted from the September 2017 pension benefit. As a result, the ASHI deductions for September and October will be deducted from the October 2017 pension benefit.
This memorandum provides retirees in Aetna, Empire, HIP, and/or Cigna Dental with important information regarding changes in the benefit provisions and monthly premiums that came into effect on 1 July 2017. The memo will be mailed to the address on file with the Health and Life Insurance Section and will contain a statement that shows the new ASHI contribution amounts effective 1 July 2017 based on the retiree's pension benefit that was available at the time of its preparation.
AETNA OFFERS ASSISTANCE TO MEMBERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IRMA Please be informed that Aetna is offering resources to members who have been affected by Hurricane Irma in specific locations indicated in their press release (attached). You will also find attached some information regarding Teladoc. If you are an Aetna member, we encourage you to read the attached two documents. Thank you.
The Health and Life Insurance section is pleased to announce that effective 1 September 2017, staff members enrolled in the W orldwide Plan (WWP) will be able to submit claims for reimbursement of medical expenses through Cigna International’s on-line or photo-claiming (smartphone) tools. We strongly encourage every WWP member to start utilizing the new tools on 1 September 2017 as the new tools will make your claims process easier by:
As many of you know, if you are an Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) member, you can take your healthcare benefits with you when you travel abroad, and receive access to doctors and hospitals around the world. As of 1 January 2017, Empire has updated its international coverage program. Therefore, we are providing this update.