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Fund News

Important Mailing & Open Enrollment
Nov 6, 2017

If you have not yet received an important packet from the Health Plan containing a Summary of Material Modifications and other plan compliance information, please refer to the Mailings posted on this website and contact the Fund Office at (855) 215-2039 to verify we have your correct address.

If you reside in CA and HI, you may also change your Medical Carrier during Open Enrollment which ends on 11/16/2017 for Medical Carrier changes to be effective 1/1/201...
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Short Term Disability Status
Nov 6, 2017

(for all states other than HI, NJ, and NY)

Did you know that you can check on the status of your Short-Term Disability Claim online? 

Please go to www.ssatpa.com and click on “Members” from the top navigational page.  Then click on “Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 – Actives”.   You...
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Update
Dec 16, 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield Update

Effective January 1, 2016, all eligible Active participants, Retirees and their covered dependents enrolled in the BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois (BCBSIL) PPO Network will transition to the BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) PPO Network.

Your network of doctors, specialists, facilities and benefits remain exactly the same as before!

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Continuing Health Benefits when Ill or Injured
Jul 8, 2015

Did you know that you may be eligible for Health benefits even when you are unable to work due to illness or injury?  If you are injured on the job, your employer may contribute to the plan for up to 52 weeks of eligibility.  If you have been approved for a Family Medical Leave, your employer may contribute to the plan for up to 12 weeks of eligibility.  If you are disabled due to a non-work related illness or injury, you may be eligible for Short Term Disabil...
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Weekly Eligibility Reminder
Mar 26, 2015

To be eligible in the Teamsters Western Region and Local 177 Health Care Plan, you must have had compensable time during the plan coverage week which is from Sunday through Saturday.   Compensable time includes: any actual work time during a week, Holiday pay, vacation pay, sick leave, personal holiday pay, floater holiday pay, short term disability, long term disability, workers compensation and time taken under the Family Medical Leave Act.  Your employer wi...
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Summary of Material Modifications
Oct 9, 2014

Check your mail for an important packet from the Health Plan containing a cover letter; Summary of Material Modifications; Summary of Benefits Coverage; and other plan compliance information

Welcome to the Plan!
May 15, 2014

Dear Participant,

Welcome to the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan!

We’re very proud of the exceptional benefits program we have established for our members and their families. It’s been designed to be convenient, comprehensive, and  above all—to provide high quality care.

The Plan logo you see on the top left of...
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