Benefit & Pension Funds of Hospital & Health Care Employees, Philadelphia & VicinityBenefit & Pension Funds of Hospital & Health Care Employees, Philadelphia & Vicinity

Birth/Adoption

One of the most exciting events in life is the birth or adoption of a child. While this is a busy time, you should take a few minutes to consider how your benefit needs will change. Here’s what you need to know and do:

Medical/Dental/Vision – You may enroll your new dependent. If you are covered under the Point of Service (POS) Medical Plan, you will need to select a primary care physician (PCP) for your new dependent child.

Death/Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Coverage – You may wish to change your beneficiary.

Disability Insurance – No effect on this benefit because dependents are not eligible for coverage.

Pension Plans – No effect on this benefit.

How to Make Changes

Contact the Benefit Fund office for the appropriate forms and answers to any questions. If eligible, your new dependent has medical coverage for 30 days from birth or date of adoption. To continue coverage, you must complete an enrollment form for your health plan and return it to the Fund office within 30 days of the birth or adoption.