NOV 6-17, 2017
If you have health insurance you MUST complete the Tobacco User Certification to AVOID a $400 charge. (you MUST RE-CERTIFY each year even if you signed up last year)
Are you a SMOKER and want to save $400?
You may sign up for either program listed below. Completion of the program stops the charge.
Quit for Life: phone coaching program 866-784-8454
Lifespan Behavioral Clinical Services: individual counseling 401/793-8770
There's more information, so keep reading.
Costs Associated with Mental Health Services.
Contract language was negotiated to protect UNAP members from charges associated with out-of-network PCPS, specialists and mental health providers while Tufts grew their network. The language required Tufts Health to work toward recruiting at least 90% of the Blue Cross Blue Shield providers seen by UNAP members during the prior year (2014-2015). The Mental Health category has just exceeded 90% providers. (PCPs and Specialists met this requirement earlier this year-2016).
Therfore, as of JANUARY 2017, if you are seeing a mental health provider OUT OF THE NETWORK, you will now be responsible for 20% of the charges after deductible is met. Visits to an OUT OF NETWORK provider prior to January 1, 2017 will be treated as a Tier 2 copay.
Fitness Rebates up to $150.00 plus other savings
Click on FITNESS REWARDS for details. SAVINGS on.......Dietician counseling, Jenny Craig, Accupuncture, Glasses and more.
CLick HERE for details.
Don't Face Tufts Health Care Alone
Have you paid out-of-pocket for claims you believe should have been covered? If so, complete & submit the Tufts reimbursement medical claim form
Need questions answered about prescription drugs and costs?
Did you know that UNAP members have a 3 month grace period (until March 31) to utilize doctors that are not part of Tufts, and pay as if they were Tier 2?
Did you know that the grace period will continue until the Tufts provider list has reached 90% of the old Blue Cross Network? You will continue to pay at the Tier 2 level. (The 3 lists: PCPs, specialists & mental health)
Contact UNAP at 401/831-3647, ext 11.
We need to know your issues in order to present them to Tufts.
If you paid out of pocket for a service and Tufts is responsible for this service, you need to print out, complete and submit the TUFTS REIMBURSMENT MEDICAL CLAIM FORM to them.
Not sure if you should have paid for a service?
CONTACT us at 831-3647, ext 11
November 9, 2015
Understand your 2016 Health Insurance Plan
The UNAP is providing a link for you to access details of your 2016 Tufts "Lifespan Health UNAP" Plan.
We strongly encourage you to complete the 'Transition of Care Questionnaire" before the new year for a smooth 'transition' into the plan.
Questions? Contact your Unit Rep, UNAP Vice President of call the Union office 401/831-3647.