GET YOUR FLU SHOT THROUGH THE PACIFIC HEALTH COALITION
The ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust invites you to get your seasonal flu shot through the Coalition.
Due to the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic, the Pacific Health Coalition is not able to hold its traditional Fall Health Fairs again this year.
However, you and your eligible, covered family members (age 9 and over) can still get your seasonal flu vaccine through the Coalition – at NO COST to you or the Trust. When you get your flu shot through the Coalition, you are helping to keep the health plan’s costs down! (Note: the high dose flu vaccine is not available.)
DRIVE-THROUGH FLU SHOT CLINICS
(Anchorage, Fairbanks, Mat-Su, Soldotna)
- Get a flu shot from the safety and comfort of your vehicle.
- Pre-registration begins August 9 and closes one week before the event.
- A flu shot form with instructions will be emailed to you 3-5 days prior to the date of the clinic you are attending.
- You must present your shot form to receive your flu shot.
FLU SHOT VOUCHERS
- Pre-register to receive a voucher for a seasonal flu vaccine at select locations nationwide.
- Pre-registration begins September 1 and closes October 15.
- Vouchers must be redeemed by November 15, 2021.
Pre-registration is required at coalitionhealthfair.org. Availability is limited so pre-register early!
Brought to you by the ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust, through its participation in the Pacific Health Coalition (“the Coalition”).
BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION
RURAL/BUSH REGION AND SOUTHEAST REGION
The Nominations Period seeking candidates to run for a seat on the ASEA Health Trust Board of Trustees ended on July 19.
Rural/Bush Region Seat
The incumbent candidate for the Rural/Bush Region, Chelsea Sieh, is unopposed. Therefore, the Board of Trustees has declared this candidate eligible and, therefore elected for another four-year term in keeping with the Health Trust’s Election Policy.
Southeast Region Seat
There were no nominations received for Southeast Region. Therefore, this seat will become vacant when Trustee Jake Lauten’s term ends.
On behalf of the Health Trust membership, the Board congratulates Chelsea on her election to another four-year term and thanks both Chelsea and Jake for their service on the Board of Trustees.
UPDATED “SUMMARY OF BENEFIT PLAN CHANGES” POSTED
Click here to view the “Summary of Benefit Plan Changes”, updated April 2021. There are important updates to the Plan including coverage for telemedicine through your provider, coverage for COVID-19 related testing and inpatient admissions, and a temporary waiver for non-PPO penalties at Providence Hospital in Anchorage for Plans A, B, and D through June 30, 2021. Beginning July 1, 2021, non-PPO penalties will be applied if you use Providence for services that could have been provided at a PPO facility.
WAITING FOR YOUR HCRA OR HRA REIMBURSEMENT CHECK TO ARRIVE IN THE MAIL? SIGN UP FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT REIMBURSEMENT INSTEAD!
Your HCRA and HRA self-service tools make it easy to control how and when you get reimbursed. Reduce the wait time for reimbursements by registering your bank account to have funds directly deposited into your bank account. Click here to learn how.
Zenith’s Customer Service Team is available to assist participants with questions regarding the HCRA/HRA online portal and mobile application. They can be reached at (866) 553-8206 (toll-free), Option “2”, then “2”.
Click here for more information about Health Care Reimbursement Accounts (HCRA).
If you are enrolled in Plan D, click here to learn about your Health Reimbursement Arrangement.