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American Red Cross Blood Drive – January 31st

Red Cross

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Sponsored by: District 1199C

Tuesday, January 31st
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: 1319 Locust Street, Philadelphia Auditorium Read more

Strength & Survival; The Universal Language – Feb. 13, 2016

Calling ALL Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Aunts, Nieces and anyone touched by breast cancer. Please Join 1199C for the Strength and Survival Empowerment and Musical celebration at- The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts!! Free Event!!!!

When: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

This will be a great event fusing music with education. Please register for the event if you and or family member is interested in participating in this FREE EMPOWERMENT event.

Seats are limited – Reservation deadline is January 4th.

CLICK TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Susan Komen Philadelphia

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Change In Benefits, Please Read Carefully

IMPORTANT NOTICE – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
To All Members and Beneficiaries of the

Benefit Fund for Hospital and Health Care Employees – Philadelphia and Vicinity

NOTICE OF CHANGE IN BENEFITS

This notice, called a “summary of material modifications,” advises you of changes in the information presented in your summary plan description (sometimes called an “SPD” or “descriptive booklet”) with respect to the Benefit Fund For Hospital and Health Care Employees – Philadelphia and Vicinity (the “Plan”). Please do three things with this notice: (1) Read it and, if you have any questions, contact the Plan Administrator; (2) keep this notice with your SPD; (3) mark the Sections of the SPD that have been changed, so that when you refer to that Section of the SPD, you will be reminded that the change described in this notice has occurred.

The following change to the eligibility requirements for the Plan’s prescription drug benefits applies to Wage Class I members who are not disabled and who retire on or after January 1, 2015:

1. If you are a Wage Class I member who is not disabled and you retire on or after January 1, 2015 with a normal retirement benefit (age 65 or older) or an early retirement benefit (age 55-64), you must have 20 years of service to be eligible for the Plan’s prescription drug benefits.

This change results in the elimination of eligibility for the prescription drug benefits for Class 2A (65/10 Wage Class I) and Class 3A (65/5 Wage Class I) members and the modification of Class 8A eligibility for members who retire on or after January 1, 2015. This change to the prescription drug benefit eligibility requirements does not apply to Wage Class I members who retire before January 1, 2015.

The following change to the out-of-pocket maximum for the Plan’s prescription drug benefits applies to all Wage Class I members and retirees effective January 1, 2015:

2. Effective January 1, 2015, if you are a Wage Class I member or retiree eligible for the Plan’s prescription drug benefits, the maximum annual out-of-pocket expense (including deductibles, coinsurance and copayments) that you will incur for covered prescriptions is $2,000 per year if you have individual coverage and $4,000 per year if you have coverage for yourself and your covered dependents.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS NOTICE PLEASE CONTACT THE FUND OFFICE

PLEASE KEEP THIS NOTICE WITH YOUR SUMMARY PLAN DESCRIPTION

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1199ers Cruise Through Alaska

 

1199ers Cruise Alaska

1199ers Cruise Alaska

1199ers took a cruise through Alaska to end the summer of 2014. Cruising aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Rhapsody of the Seas,” a group of retired 1199ers and friends called in at Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Ketchikan before returning to Seattle, where the cruise started on August 29 and ended on September 5. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Lydia Ryle, Norma Vinson, Essie Williams, and Gladys Thomas; (back row, l-r) Elizabeth Williams. Betty Wilson, Juanita Jordan, Adele Butler, Barbara Bohannan, and Betty Mears). From all reports, a wonderful time was had by all.
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Labor Day at Penns Landing

Benefit Fund staffers Pamela Strite (l) and Eric Brooks (r) celebrate Labor Day at Penns Landing with 1199C organizer Elyse Ford (c)

Labor Day at Penns Landing

Benefit Fund staffers Pamela Strite (l) and Eric Brooks (r) celebrate Labor Day at Penns Landing with 1199C organizer Elyse Ford (c)

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thank you to all who participated in the American Red Cross Blood Drive that was held at the 1199C Union Hall on August 29th.

Retiree Washington D.C. – 3 Days/2 Nights

Join District 1199C Retirees For a 3 day/2 night trip to Washington, DC.  $310 per person, double occupancy. Trip date to be determined based on how many people sign up.  For information and to sign up, contact Adele Butler, 215-368-2491