Your Biometric Health Screening Requirement Must Be Completed by October 31, 2015!
As you know, the California Ironworkers Field Welfare Plan implemented the Reinforcing Smart Choices Promise Program effective January 1, 2013. As part of that program, you and your covered spouse (or domestic partner) were required to have a Biometric Health Screening in order to be enrolled in the Premier Plan (which has a higher level of medical plan benefits than the Basic Plan). This notice will tell you what you need to do in order to continue to be covered under the Premier Plan effective January 1, 2016, or to enroll in the Premier Plan for the first time if you are currently in the Basic Plan.
FEE FOR SERVICE ACTIVE PLAN PARTICIPANTS
As a reminder, the Biometric Health Screening includes lab work and an assessment of blood pressure and weight. More information about the biometric screening is on the next page.
If you and your Dependents are currently enrolled in the Premier Plan and wish to remain in that medical plan option, you and your covered spouse must complete your Biometric Health Screening by October 31, 2015, in order to remain enrolled in the Premier Plan for the 2016 calendar year.
If you and your Dependents are currently enrolled in the Basic Plan and wish to enroll in the Premier Plan, you and your covered spouse must complete your Biometric Health Screening by October 31, 2015, in order to be enrolled in the Premier Plan for the 2016 calendar year.
Previously, the Reinforcing Smart Choices Program required that you complete a Participant Promise Form as well as the Biometric Health Screening. To be enrolled in the Premier Plan on January 1, 2016, you and your covered spouse must complete a Biometric Health Screening by October 31, 2015, but you are not currently required to complete the Reinforcing Smart Choices Promise Form.
Biometric Screening with QUEST
Use the link on this page to schedule an appointment at a Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center. For this purpose, please note:
The Anthem Blue Cross ID for the Employee is: ID,123456X78
The Anthem Blue Cross ID for the spouses or domestic partner is: 123456X78 + S
As an alternative to online registration, you can call Quest at 1-866-908-9440 for assistance.
KAISER ACTIVE PLAN PARTICIPANTS
In order for you and your Dependents to qualify for the Kaiser HMO Premier Plan you and your covered spouse1 must each complete one of the following Smart Choice Requirements:
Take an online Health Risk Assessment; or
Take an online Health Improvement course (more information below); or
Attend one of the following Kaiser Permanente Health Education classes:
For patients with a chronic illness, our Living with Chronic Illness class.
For pregnant members, this would include attending one of our on-site prenatal classes.
Another option is to attend a health education class in person, to be provided at your union local (date and time to be announced).
Additional Information About Completing the Smart Choice Requirements
If you take an on-line health Risk Assessment or Health Improvement course, Kaiser will report your compliance to the Trust Fund Office so that the Fund Office can enroll you (and your covered Dependents) in the Premier Plan.
If instead, you choose to take a health education class in person, you must have the instructor sign the attached form, and then submit it to the Ironworkers Trust Fund office.
To take the health risk assessment you must register and be signed on to Kaiser's website. If you haven't registered yet, start by going to kp.org/register. To take the health risk assessment on kp.org, go to My Health manager and choose "My medical record." Once you've completed the online questionnaire, you'll receive a customized action plan to help you succeed in creating a healthier lifestyle.
To take an online health improvement (Healthy Lifestyles) course, start by accessing www.kp.org/healthylifestyles and choose from one of the available online courses, such as:
Balance - This comprehensive weight management program includes helpful tools and a personalized plan to help participants coordinate three areas: mind, food, and body. ***
Breathe - This award-winning program can help participants quit smoking for good. Participants create a personalized quitting plan that includes proven strategies for decreasing dependency and cravings.***
Nourish - This program helps participants to create a custom-made nutrition plan and offers personalized strategies for making smart, satisfying food choices to improve health and well-being. ***
Relax - This program examines participants' sources and symptoms of stress to develop a customized stress management plan. ***
Care for Pain - This pain management program offers support and strategies for participants living with chronic pain to teach self-management and coping strategies to regain control of their lives.
Care for Diabetes - This program offers strategies for day-to-day management of diabetes.
Care for Your Back - This program gives participants living with chronic back pain techniques and approaches to better manage their condition.
Overcoming Depression - This self-help intervention offers focused coping strategies, ideas to build motivation to change as well as relapse prevention strategies.
Overcoming Insomnia - This program offers evidence based techniques to help participants sleep.
*** Available in both English and Spanish
Please contact our office via email or by calling 1-800-527-4613 if you have any further questions or comments. Please contact the Shop 509 office at (800) 973-0615. Please contact the Shop 790 office at (866) 339-7467.