OPEN ENROLMENT FOR ACTIVE MEMBERS COVERED UNDER THE WTWT PLAN
JULY 2020 - Local 492 is pleased to announce that Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Plan and Presbyterian Health Plan will again be offered to Active members of Local 492 this year as optional medical plans. Both Presbyterian and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are federally qualified Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO’s), and are available to you and your eligible family members as alternatives to the Western Teamsters Welfare Trust’s Indemnity Medical Plan.
I encourage you to read the Comparison of Benefits packet that will be mailed directly to you and become familiar with the benefits and terms of the WTWT, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Presbyterian medical plans, Member changes will be accepted through August 24, 2020 and will be effective with September coverage. If you have any questions with regards to the open enrollment materials, please call Northwest Administrators Customer Service Center at (800) 872-5439.
Remember: If you do not wish to make any changes to your current enrollment, you do not have to do anything.
HOW TO ENROLL
If you are currently enrolled as an HMO member and wish to remain covered by the same plan during the year ahead, you do not have to do anything. However, if you wish to add or delete dependents from your coverage, or if you wish to switch to a different plan, you will need to submit the appropriate forms. You must be eligible for benefits under the Western Teamsters Welfare Trust in order to enroll in either Presbyterian or Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. The time period for open enrollment is August for September 1, 2020 effective date. Any changes of enrollment must be RECEIVED at: Northwest Administrators, 2323 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102 no later than August 24, 2020. To enroll in the Plan of your choice:
1) If you are currently enrolled in the WTWT Plan and wish to change to Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Presbyterian, complete an appropriate enrollment form and mail it to:
Northwest Administrators, 2323 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102 in time for it to ARRIVE there no later than August 24, 2020.
2) If you are currently enrolled in either Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Presbyterian and wish to change to the WTWT Indemnity Plan, simply complete a WTWT form and mail it to: Northwest Administrators, 2323 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102 in time for it to ARRIVE there no later than August 24, 2020.
EXCLUSIONS & LIMITATIONS: Please note that certain services are either not provided, or are provided with limits by all three plans. Other exclusions and limitations apply. For further information, see the enclosed Comparison of Benefits, or call:
WTWT Plan Northwest Administrators:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Customer Care Center:
Presbyterian Member Service Department:
(505) 923-5678 or (800) 356-2219
Remember that your dental, vision, life, and disability coverage with WTWT are not changed in anyway when you choose either Presbyterian or Blue Cross/Blue Shield for the medical portion of your benefits.