Each fall, there will be an open enrollment period for health insurance. At that time, you will be required to make a positive election to continue coverage for yourself and any dependents you want covered. If you do not make this election, you and your dependents will not be eligible for any plan benefits for the following year. You may also add or remove eligible dependents from your medical, dental, and vision coverage. Any changes you make will be effective on January 1, 2018. You enroll by submitting a completed enrollment form to the Administration Office by the required date. Enrollment forms will be mailed to all eligible Members. Look for it in your mailbox - Failure to complete and return this form will cause loss of health plan eligibility for 2018! There are issues every year of members ignoring this mailout and we are scrambling to get their insurance reinstated after the deadline. Don’t be one of them! If you have had a change in address or have not received a form by November 30th, please contact the Plan Administrator at 561-5119 or (800)325-6532 ext. 4240 and the UFCW Local 1496 Office at 258-1496 or (800)478-1496 . Mail to the address at the bottom of the form, NOT to the local Union office. You may also fax it to 1-206-505-8727. If you would like to verify if your form has been received, you cal call 1-800-732-1121, extension 4704.
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