MASONS & PLASTERERS FRINGE BENEFIT FUNDS LOCAL 56

371 S. MAIN PLACE

CAROL STREAM, IL  60188

Phone:  (630) 653-5930      Fax:  (630) 653-5975

Fund Administrator - Lee Ann Meiborg     Welfare Coordinator - Lani Mense

GENERAL FRINGE BENEFIT INFORMATION

On behalf of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #56 Fringe Benefit Funds, the following is a brief summary of the benefits provided to our members:                  

Health & Welfare

Pension

Major Medical

Additional Benefits

Dental/Vision/Hearing and Vision Surgery (Lasik)

MEMBER BENEFIT INFORMATION:

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OUR GROUP NUMBER IS: P92605

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YOUR I.D. NUMBER IS ON YOUR I.D. CARD ISSUED WHEN YOU BECAME ELIGIBLE

bulletSEND ALL MAJOR MEDICAL CLAIMS TO:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

3290 E Main Street

Danville, IL 61834-9395

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SEND ALL PAID DENTAL/VISION/HEARING CLAIMS and VISION SURGERY (LASIK) CLAIMS TO:

Local 56 Welfare Fund

371 S. Main Place

Carol Stream, IL  60188

*MOST QUESTIONS REGARDING CLAIM STATUS CAN BE ANSWERED BY LOGGING INTO THE BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD WEB SITE AT www.bcbsil.com.  AFTER SETTING UP A LOG-IN PASSWORD YOU CAN:

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Check the status of all your claims

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View and print EOBs

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Print temporary ID cards

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Search for Hospitals or Doctors

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Learn about specific disease or conditions

 

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QUESTIONS REGARDING MAJOR MEDICAL CLAIMS: 1-800-367-8309 (BC/BS toll-free) Our claims are processed by BC/BSís Special Accounts Department. Call the Fund Office when you need more claim forms or download the form from the link above.  Donít forgot to present your BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD I.D. CARD(S) to all hospitals, physicians and pharmacies! 

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The Medical Services Advisor must be called prior to your scheduled hospital admission, or within two days of an emergency admittance. If you fail to comply, you are liable for the first $1,000, in addition to your percentage of the bill. MSA: 1-800-255-5192 

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IMPORTANT: Our group is a member of the Blue Cross Participating Provider Option (or PPO). Failure to use a Provider within the program will result in a lower benefit and therefore higher cost to you. FOR A PPO PROVIDER IN YOUR AREA CALL BLUE CROSS AT 800 810-2583 OR VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT www.bcbsil.com. 

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New dependents must be added within 30 days. Contact the Fund Office when you get married, divorced, have a baby or wish to change your beneficiary.

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Most hospitals and doctors will file a claim directly with Blue Cross Blue Shield if you use your PPO Blue Cross Blue Shield I.D. Card (excludes Dental/Vision/Hearing Reimbursement Benefit). FOR A REPLACEMENT CARD PLEASE CALL BLUE CROSS AT 800 810-2583 OR VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT www.bcbsil.com. 

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If you are ill or have had an accident that will prevent you from working, contact the Fund Office for Loss of Time benefits. Also, please notify the Fund Office if you are receiving Workerís Compensation so that we may give you credit toward your insurance coverage. 

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All Dental/Vision/Hearing and Lasik Vision Surgery paid bills are to be submitted to the Local 56 Welfare Fund, 371 S. Main Place, Carol Stream, IL  60188 with your completed claim form. Claims will be rejected if: the bill has not been paid; the provider sends the claim in for you; or not enough information is included on the paid bill. 

For questions regarding Welfare Benefits and Dental/Vision/Hearing claims, call Lani Mense at  (630) 653-5930, extension 2.

For questions regarding Pension Benefits, call Lee Ann Meiborg (630) 653-5930, extension 3.

For questions regarding payment of Major Medical claims, call Blue Cross 1-800-367-8309 or go to www.bcbsil.com