The Union is happy to announce at this time that the Health and Welfare Committee has voted to increase our out of pocket / co-pay reimbursement benefit from $200 to $250 per year. This increased benefit will start for expenses incurred in the calendar year 2017 and continue in future years. Please remember that applications for this benefit, to cover 2017 expenses must be submitted between January 1st and April 15 of 2018. Please do not submit before January 1st.
Once again, we have partnered with AccuHealth to offer health and wellness exams in 2018. AccuHealth will be providing exams every Friday in January, February, and March at our Court locations. To find out when they will be at your location and to make an appointment call them at 1-877-646-2228. These exams have helped some of our members with serious issues already and, if you had the exam previously, they can be compared with past results. Even if you are feeling well today, the exam can help create a baseline that a future health issue can be compared too. Often times a change in our bodies, and the time frame over which that change has taken place, can be exactly what a doctor needs to know to diagnose and treat an issue. It's simple and, especially with no out-of-pocket expense, we owe it to ourselves and our families to collect our pensions as long as possible. So, please, take the exam.