Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 16, 2010 | Category: Supplemental Benefits | Rating:
3

Yes, you and your spouse are both eligible for reimbursement of your catastrophic co-payments under your Medicare Part D coverage. Each of you individually has to reach the annual catastrophic limit; your totals cannot be combined. Claims must be submitted by Feb. 1 for the prior year’s reimbursement. The Fund prepares a new form in December of each year for your use in filing for this reimbursement.

Posted Aug 16, 2010 | Category: Supplemental Benefits | Rating:
5

Yes, the Welfare Fund pays 80 percent of reasonable and customary charges when the benefit is not covered by HIP PRIME for in-service members. To file for payment, you need to complete a Welfare Fund anesthesia claim form and attach an itemized paid bill from the provider along with a rejection letter from HIP.

Posted Aug 16, 2010 | Category: Supplemental Benefits | Rating:
5

Yes, the Welfare Fund will reimburse for certain covered appliances for in-service members that meet our medical advisor’s and HIP guidelines. The benefit pays 80 percent of reasonable and customary charges after a $25 annual deductible per person.

Posted Aug 16, 2010 | Category: Supplemental Benefits | Rating:
5

Yes, this benefit is capped at $1,500 a year and $3,000 for a lifetime.

Posted Aug 16, 2010 | Category: Supplemental Benefits | Rating:
3

First, submit your claim to GHI for reimbursement. If GHI reimburses you minus the $100 deductible, in-service members can then submit a completed Welfare Fund GHI DME deductible reimbursement form, along with the GHI explanation of benefits to the Fund. If eligible, the Fund will reimburse you the $100 deductible.

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