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Benefit Fund Newsletter – October 2020

URGENT MESSAGE REGARDING THE 2020 BIOMETRIC PROGRAM!! Announcement of new health plan provider.

New Medical Provider – Keystone Health Plan East

This communication serves to update you concerning our new health plan provider. We are happy to announce effective December 1, 2020, our new medical provider will be Independence Blue Cross Keystone Health Plan East Point of Service.

Keystone Health Plan East (Keystone) is committed to bringing you an innovative, cost-effective health benefits solution that will enhance the health and well-being of you and your families. Medical coverage from Keystone provides you with access to a large regional network of providers. Keystone ensures to revolve every decision they make around helping you and your families lead happier, healthier lives.

Expect a Welcome Kit with more details in November that will include:

  • Detailed summary of your Keystone health plan
  • Information on well-being programs
  • Ways to stay connected with Keystone
  • How to access health resources and discounts
  • Comprehensive FAQ

Any questions can be directed to The Benefit Fund member services at 215-735- 5720 or toll-free at 800-531-1199.


LaVerne K. DeValia
Executive Director


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Benefit Fund Newsletter – September 2020

The 2020 Biometrics program is open – deadline Oct. 31st! More details can be found here. Telemedicine: How to take advantage of this health care perk. How to spot depression and anxiety: Your guide to
mental health.

Sign Up To Donate Blood Today!

We are running community drives throughout the month of August in Center City.

Donor incentives include:

  • Donation will be tested for the COVID Antibody
  • Free coffee and donut from DUNKIN!
  • $5 Amazon Card
  • Those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma August 1-31, 2020, will receive automatic entry for a chance to win a custom State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition-themed Xbox One X console. Only 3 of these limited-edition consoles are being created. Terms and conditions apply.

Make An Appointment today online:

(use one of the following sponsor codes)


Benefit Fund Newsletter – August 2020

The 2020 Biometrics program is open – deadline Oct. 31st! More details can be found here. Mailings were sent to your home address in July. If you did not
receive the mailing, please contact the Benefit Fund to ensure we have your correct address on file.

2020 Biometric Program Update

These are particularly challenging times and the Benefit Fund wanted to delay the program start to ensure it was safe to proceed. The Board of Trustees believes the biometrics program is extremely important to the health and wellbeing of our members, so they are moving forward with the annual requirement. Both the Quest blood work and the Aetna Health Assessment are required to be completed by October 31st, 2020.  The program will run from August 1st – October 31st, 2020 and details will be mailed out soon, as well as posted on the website in the coming weeks.  If you have recently moved, now is a good time to update your mailing address with the Benefit Fund office.  Your employer doe not share updates with the Benefit Fund office so please call (215) 735-5720 to edit your information.

Benefit Fund Newsletter – July 2020

The 2020 Biometrics program will be up and running from August 1st – October 31st, 2020. We will communicate the program requirements to all members in a few weeks and information will be posted on the website as well. Please stay tuned and share the program dates with your co-workers to ensure awareness of the program start date.

District 1199C Benefits & Pension Fund Moves To Phase Two, Limited Access

In accordance with the guidelines regarding the covid-19 outbreak, the benefit and pension funds will be moving to phase two of our covid-19 plan with limited access and staff at our 1319 locust Street location. If you must see a representative we suggest you call 215 552 5830 to make an appointment otherwise leaving a message on the funds phone will prompt a service rep to return your call as soon as possible.

Benefit Fund Newsletter – June 2020

June is Men’s Health Month. Studies show men are less likely to seek medical care for a number of reasons. Some avoid care because they feel fine. Others are nervous about an exam or what it might reveal. Some men even see medical care as a sign of weakness. But staying healthy is a sign of strength. It’s important to keep your whole health in check. Read more about Men’s Health in Father knows best: 7 lessons from dads to improve your health.

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