Fund Info Archive

2020 Fund Information

Options to save you money for health services

Value-Based Pricing Program

There are wide treatment cost variations for elective outpatient procedures and other types of surgeries. The Value-Based Pricing Program was implemented on January 1, 2015 to keep out-of-pocket costs down to a minimum. (Note: This doesNOT apply to members with Kaiser plans.)

Under the Value-Based Program, the following elective surgeries have a dollar cap limitation when performed in a hospital rather than an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC).

Colonoscopy = $1,500
Arthroscopy = $6,000
Cataract Surgery = $2,000

(The above pricing only pertains to surgeries performed in a hospital setting regardless of the hospital being in-network or out-of-network).

Hip and Knee Replacement surgeries will be limited to a maximum payment of $30,000 for a single hip joint replacement or a single knee joint replacement. The maximum included all inpatient facility costs. Professional fees (surgeon or anesthesia) are paid under a separate benefit.

If you are going to have any of the above procedures performed in the near future, please contact the Trust Fund Office for a list of the Value-Based Facilities or you can look up the facilities directly at www.anthem.com.

2019 Year-End Tax Forms

Below is a listing of the 2019 Year-End tax forms that were mailed out by the Trust Fund Office to qualified participants as of January 31, 2020, as required by law.

Automotive Industries Pension Plan – 1099-R

This form is distributed to all plan participants that are currently in pay status or retired in the calendar year 2019 under the Automotive Industries Pension Plan. In addition to mailing these forms, all 1099-R Forms have been uploaded to every retiree’s individual account on the benefit website and can be printed directly from the site. Visit www.aitrustfunds.org for details on how to obtain a copy electronically. (The 2019 forms available through the website will be following IRS guidance and only provide truncated taxpayer identification numbers However, the complete identification number will be provided to the IRS. This action is being taken to reduce the risk of identity theft.)

Individual Account Retirement Pension Plan – 1099-R

This form is distributed to all participants who took a distribution from their Individual Account Retirement Pension Plan in the calendar year 2019.

Automotive Industries Welfare Plan (Short Term Disability) – Form W-2

This form is distributed to all plan participants that received Short Term Disability payments from the welfare plan in the calendar year 2019. This form will not include any additional payments

Automotive Industries Welfare Plan – Form 1095-B

This form is distributed to all plan participants who participated in and received medical and prescription drug coverage in the calendar year 2019. If you were a member of the self-funded medical plan, you will receive this form from from the Trust Fund Office. If you were a member of Kaiser, this form will be mailed directly from Kaiser. The 1095-B Form is being sent pursuant to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Please contact the Trust Fund Office at 800-635-3105 should you need any assistance receiving a duplicate a copy of any of the above forms. Consult your tax professional if you have questions about what impact any of the above forms will have on your tax obligation for the calendar year 2019.

Save Money on Medical Costs with the Self-Funded Blue Cross PPO Plan

Members that have medical coverage under the Self-Funded Blue Cross PPO Plan have many ways to save money when seeking medical care. These include:

Live Health Online:

The Blue Cross LiveHealth Online (www.liveheathonline.com) is a web based portal that can be used at anytime (including evenings and weekends) on any smartphone, tablet or computer that has a camera. You will receive a face-to-face visit with an in-network doctor through a private secure video. The doctors are authorized to provide a variety of treatment options, as well a prescribe medication for your condition that you can pick up at any participating pharmacy.

By using Live Health Online you only pay the office visit co-payment. There will be no additional cost associated with the office visit or treatment the when you use Live Health Online.

Option 2: 24/7 Nurse Line:

The Blue Cross 24/7 Nurse Line, 866-670-1565, is a 24-hour, 7-day a week, 365-day a year advice line that allows you and your eligible dependents access to a registered nurse at any time of the day to answer questions regarding evaluating your symptoms and medical conditions. This service can be used even if you already have a primary care doctor. The 24/7 Nurse Line will also help reduce the cost of your treatment by assisting you in finding the correct in-network treatment center if your condition requires additional treatment.

The 24/7 Nurse Line is a FREE service provided to you under the welfare plan. There is absolutely no out of pocket cost for you to use this service.

Short Term Disability Benefits

Did your employer negotiate into the Automotive Industries Short Term Disability Plan? If so, then you have coverage that will supplement any state disability or workers’ compensation payments you receive while you are out of work. The plan will cover up to 39 weeks of supplemental disability payments. You have up to 180 days from the date of your disability to apply for these benefits. An application for benefits can be printed from the Trust Fund website at www.aitrustfunds.org or you can request one from the Trust Fund Office directly.

Reminder: Update Your Beneficiary

It is good practice to review your beneficiary information on file with the Trust Fund Office when you have a life event such as marriage, divorce or birth of a child. You can view your designated beneficiary on the Trust Fund website at www.aitrustfunds.org If you want or need to change the beneficiary, the change form can be downloaded directly from the website.

2019 Fund Information

Know your Benefits – Employee Assistance Program through Managed Health Network (MHN)

The Welfare Trust Fund has contracted with Managed Health Network (MHN) to coordinate the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for the members of the Plan. The purpose of the EAP is to provide members with access to short term solution- focused counseling for a variety of issues that we encounter throughout life. Services that are provided through MHN are:

Short-term counseling
The EAP provides up to 3 sessions per individual per issue per plan period and you can choose face-to-face or telephonic or Web-Video Sessions. If your EAP counselor determines you need additional counseling services, he or she may refer you to counseling in your community. You would be responsible to pay for those services, but they might be covered or partially covered by your other medical insurance under the Plan.

Assistance with taking charge of your finances
Certified financial counselors help members overcome financial distress and meet their goals with telephonic assistance and referrals to professional services. Members are eligible for up to a 60-minute initial telephonic consult per issue with unlimited follow-up telephonic consultations. No limit to number of presenting financial issues. Access to online financial tools, calculators, worksheets and information are also available through MHN.

Tackling legal issues
A 30-minute telephonic or face-to-face consultation with an attorney on topics that include: personal and family issues, civil and consumer issues, real estate and estate planning. Also provided is access to comprehensive online resources including a full library of legal and financial articles, downloadable legal forms, and a variety of financial calculators.

Recovery from identity theft
Identity theft requires diligence, know-how and lots of time to recover from and your EAP can relieve much of that burden by providing participants a 30-minute free consultation with a trained fraud specialist. The EAP provides an Identity Theft Response Kit when the potential of identity theft has been determined. If you are plan member, you have access to all the services. If you have a spouse or domestic partner, they also have full access to the services. If you have a child under the age of 26 or a legal dependent, they also have full access to the service. Also, any person who resides in your household has full access to the service. You and your dependents do not share benefits; you each have your own set of benefits.

How to access this benefit
MHN can be contacted toll-free at 800-748-2559 or online at www.members.mhn.com
(Choose Option: MHN EAP and enter Company Code: aiwfmap). When you call in, you simply provide some basic demographic information (name, DOB, address, etc.), and advise the representative that you are a plan member with IAM District Lodge 190. One of MHN’s representatives will then ensure that they quote the correct benefit information to you.

 

2019 Retiree Tax Information

The Trust Fund Office will be mailing the Pension Plan 2019 1099-R Tax Forms no later than January 31, 2020, to all retirees receiving monthly pension payments. If you have moved in the last year, please make sure your address is updated with the Trust Fund Office before December 31, 2019.

After January 31, 2020, the 1099-R Tax Forms will also be available on the Trust Fund website at www.aitrustfunds.org and can be downloaded or printed directly from the website. If you don’t already have access to the website, creating an online account is simple and takes minutes to complete.

Visit www.aitrustfunds.org for details on how to create an account so that you can review your benefit information.

 

Reminder: Notify the Trust Fund Office of Life Events

Members are responsible for notifying the Trust Fund when they experience a life event. Life events include: marriage, divorce, birth of a child, adoption and change of address. Enrollment change forms can be downloaded and printed directly from the Trust Fund website at www.aitrustfunds.org

 

Plan Changes:

Bright Now! (Newport) Dental terminated effective September 1, 2019

The Plan has terminated the services of Bright Now! (Newport) Dental effective September 1, 2019.

If you are currently enrolled in Bright Now! (Newport) Dental and have not already made your new dental provider election, please do so immediately. You may elect any of the remaining dental options available to members, including: Delta Dental PPO, Safeguard, United Concordia Plus, or UnitedHealthcare Dental/Pacific Union Dental.

Please be advised that if you failed to make an election or otherwise fail to return a completed enrollment change form to the Trust Fund Office by August 31, 2019, you will be automatically enrolled in the Delta Dental PPO plan option. If you have any questions or wish to update your election, please contact the Trust Fund Office at (800) 635-3105.

 

Save Money:

Use the Blue Cross 24/7 Nurse Line — 866-670-1565

For Direct Pay participants, the Blue Cross 24/7 Nurse Line is a 24 hour, 7 day a week, 365 day a year advice line that allows you and your eligible dependents access to a registered nurse at any time of the day to answer questions regarding evaluating your symptoms and medical conditions. This service can be used even if you already have a primary care doctor.

The 24/7 Nurse Line will also help reduce the cost of your treatment by assisting you in finding the correct in-network treatment center if your condition requires additional treatment.

The 24/7 Nurse Line is a FREE service provided to you under the Welfare Plan. There is absolutely no out-of-pocket cost for you to use this service. The full cost of the service is paid for 100% by the Trust Fund.

 

Website Update:

Medical plan explanation of benefits now available online

Effective September 1, 2019, the Trust Fund Office will be posting all Direct Pay Medical Plan and Orthodontia claims information to a Member’s individual online account on the Trust Fund website at www.aitrustfunds.org. You will now be able to see all paid medical claims and orthodontia claims starting from the payment date of January 1, 2019, for you and your eligible underage dependents. As an added enhancement, you will now be able to download and print the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for the claims paid after August 1, 2019 directly from your account page.

You can now check your claims account at your convenience 24 hours a day to see if a claim has been paid. There will no longer be a need to call into the Trust Fund Office to check and see if a medical claim has been processed by the Plan. For details on how to create an online account, please visit www.aitrustfunds.org or call the Trust Fund Office at (800) 635-3105.

 

Reminder:

COBRA benefits and election time limits

As a participant in the Health & Welfare Plan you have the right to pay for and continue the exact same coverage you currently have for 18 months after you become ineligible for benefits.

You must make your election to continue benefits within 60 days of losing coverage. If you do not make an election for this coverage, you will not be allowed to continue your coverage.

For more information on COBRA, call the Trust Fund office at 800-635-3105 and speak to a representative.

 

Pension Legislation Update—Time to weigh in!

The Butch Lewis Act, Labor’s and the IAM’s legislative fix to our ailing pension plans, was passed out of the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 264 to 169. Now, it is up to the Senate to vote so that we can get the job done to protect our pensions.

The Senate needs to act so that workers, retirees and their families can have the peace of mind that their pensions will be there when they retire. The Butch Lewis Act would create a loan program to allow failing pension plans, such as our Automotive Industries Plan, to borrow the money they need to put the plans back on solid ground. This will ensure that the plans can meet their commitments to retirees and workers for decades to come.

This bill would solve the pension crisis without cutting benefits that retirees and workers have already earned.

Write or call Senators Feinstein and Harris and urge them to support this legislation.

 

Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Senator Kamala Harris
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone (202) 224-3553
www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email

 

Change in enrollment rules for newly acquired dependents

Effective April 1, 2019, a member who wishes to add a new dependent to their medical coverage must submit an Enrollment Change Form within 31 days of acquiring the new dependent.

Dependents include (for a full list, please refer to the Summary Plan Description):
• Natural children
• Stepchildren
• Legally-adopted children
• Children for whom a member has been legally appointed as guardian
• Children of an eligible domestic partner

Once the enrollment form is received by the Trust Fund, members will have an additional 60 days to provide the required backup documentation (birth certificate, marriage license, adoption paperwork, etc.) to the Fund Office.
During this 60-day extension, the dependent will be covered for all benefits. If you do not enroll your dependent(s) when they first become eligible for coverage, you may do so at a later time. In this case, coverage will begin the first of the following month, upon receipt of enrollment and required documentation. Enrollment change forms can be found on the Trust Fund website www.aitrustfunds.org or by calling the Trust Fund Office at 800-635-3105.

 

 

Checking HRA balances: Now there is an App for that

If your medical plan has an HRA component attached to it, you have been able to track your account balances and transaction history through the online portal through the Automotive Industries Participant Website at www.aitrustfunds.org by clicking on the “HRA Login” at the top of the home page.

Now, you can download the free HS&BA portal app from the Apple App Store. Type in “Automotive Industries HRA” in the App Store search bar to find the app. This is currently only available for iPhone users.

 

 

Glasses and contacts now available online

The Plan’s vision provider, Vision Service Plan (VSP), is now providing an online service to purchase glasses and contact lenses. The website is called Eyeconic and offers virtual try-on tools, all inclusive pricing on glasses and lenses, as well as free shipping and returns. Eyeconic also provides a lowest price match guarantee and additional savings on additional pairs of glasses. Visit www.eyeconic.com to see if this service is right for you.

 

Hearing care program for AI Trust Fund participants

Automotive Industries Trust Funds participants and their dependents are eligible for hearing care discounts through HearUSA. Through the use of qualified, licensed providers, you will receive a comprehensive program that includes hearing assessment, evaluation for hearing aids, and a full range of quality products and services, including annual cleaning and maintenance of hearing aids at no charge for one year, 3-year warranty including one-time loss and damage (deductible varies), 2-year supply of hearing aid batteries, and savings of up to 50% off the cost of brand-name hearing aids, and more.

Here are the steps to get started:
1. Call 1-800-442-8231 and HearUSA will schedule an appointment. (Be sure to identify yourself as an AI Trust Fund member.)
2. HearUSA will verify eligibility and send you an appointment confirmation.

Discover how today’s NEW technology can provide you with better hearing solutions.

Call today to take the first step to better hearing: 1-800-442-8231 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

 

Reminder: Looking for Former Pension Plan Participants

The Automotive Industries Pension Plan has approximately 2,000 participants over the age of 65 who are entitled to begin their benefits with the Plan but have not started the process to apply for benefits.

If you are one of these individuals, or if you know someone who may be, you should contact the Trust Fund Office at 800-635-3105 and ask to speak with the Pension Department.

 

Reminder: Update Your Beneficiary

It is good practice to review your beneficiary information on file with the Trust Fund Office when you have a life event such as marriage, divorce or birth of a child. You can view your designated beneficiary in the secured area of the Trust Fund website at www.aitrustfunds.org. If you want or need to change the beneficiary, the change form can be downloaded directly from the website!

 

2018 Fund Information

2018 Year End Tax Forms

The Trust Fund Office generated and sent out the following 2018 Year End Tax Forms to qualified participants as of January 31, 2019.

  • Form 1099-R (Pension Plan)
  • Form 1099-R (Individual Account Retirement Plan)
  • Form 1095-B (Welfare Plan)
  • Form W-2 (Disability Plan)

If you require a duplicate copy of any of the above forms, please contact the Trust Fund Office at (800) 635-3105. Remember: the Pension Plan 1099-R Forms have been uploaded to every retirees’ individual account on the benefits website and can be printed directly from the site. Visit www.aitrustfunds.org for details on how to obtain a copy electronically.

 

Health Plan – New HRA Cards

The Plan has recently changed the design of the HRA cards to reflect the change in the Third-Party Administrator to Health Services & Bene­fit Administrators (HS&BA). The updated card will be white in color and have the name of the Welfare Fund and HS&BA noted on the card. The new cards will be issued as the previously issued cards expire.

If you need a new card or have questions about your HRA account, contact the Trust Fund Office at (800) 635-3105. You can also access your HRA account at any time online by visiting https://hra.aitrustfunds.org .

 

Short Term Disability Benefits

Did your employer negotiate into the Auto­motive Industries Short Term Disability Plan? If so, you have coverage that will supplement any state disability or workers’ compensation payments you receive while you are out of work. The Plan will cover up to 39 weeks of supple­mental disability payments. You have up to 180 days from the date of your disability to apply for these benefits. An application for benefits can be printed from the Trust Fund website at www.aitrustfunds.org or you can request one from the Trust Fund Office directly.

 

Reminder: Update Your Beneficiary

It is good practice to review your beneficiary information on file with the Trust Fund Office when you have a life event such as marriage, di­vorce or birth of a child. You can view your des­ignated beneficiary in the secured area of the Trust Fund website at www.aitrustfunds.org. If you want or need to change the beneficiary, the change form can be downloaded directly from the website!”

 

AI offers help for hearing loss

Hearing loss impacts approximately 15% of the American adult population; the number of people with a disabling hearing loss increases as we age with over 25% of those age 60-74 and 50% of those over age 75 who would significantly benefit from hearing aids.

Warning signs for hearing loss are often observed first by the communication partners of those with the hearing loss. The person experiencing hearing loss often may believe those around them are simply mumbling.  You can watch for these signs of hearing loss:

  • You prefer the TV/radio volume at a level higher than others prefer,
  • Difficulty understanding children’s or women’s voices,
  • Increased difficulty hearing in small groups,
    fatigue following large social situations,
  • Ringing or buzzing noises in quiet situations, or
  • No awareness to alarms (refrigerator door alarm, timer beeps, phone ring, doorbell) until you are close to the source.

When you notice these or other communication challenges, take the time to obtain a hearing screening.

Depending on the degree and type of hearing loss, several treatment options are available, such as auditory rehabilitation, counseling, education, assistive listening devices, and hearing aids. Your hearing health provider is best trained to collaborate with you and identify the best options for your unique communication needs.

Automotive Industries Trust Fund members are enti­tled to a broad range of hearing aids from over 10 different name brand manufacturers all at a low discounted rate. All services are included for the first year at no additional charge. Hearing aids come with a 3-year warranty and 1-year supply of batteries. In addition, members receive a 10% discount on purchases of assistive listening devices such as amplified telephones and products on

www.hearingshop.com.

To schedule an appointment please call (800) 442-8231.

 

Pension Crisis Legislative Update

By Jim Beno

District 190 Directing Business Representative

The Congressional Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multi-Employer Pension Plans re­leased a statement committing to continue their work past their November 30 deadline to solve the multi-employer pension crisis.

The Commit­tee was formed to find solutions for pension plans facing insolvency like our Automotive Industries Pension Plan.

The Committee issued the following state­ment: “The problems facing our multi-employer pension system are multifaceted and over the years have proven to be incredibly difficult to address. Despite these challenges and a highly-charged po­litical environment, we have made meaningful progress toward a bipartisan proposal to address the shortcomings in the system and to improve retirement security for workers and retirees while also providing certainty for small businesses that participate in multi-employer plans. While it will not be possible to finalize a bipartisan agreement before November 30, we believe a bipartisan solu­tion is attainable, and we will continue working to reach that solution.”

Among the topics the Joint Select Committee is reviewing are:

  • changes to funding rules including the lowering of the discount rate affecting the plans’ long-term expected return on plan assets,
  • changes to the funding standard account credit balance,
  • asset smoothing rules, and
  • the amortization period for paying off a plan’s liabilities.

Other areas being discussed include improv­ing the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation’s (PBGC) overall funding. This is the government agency that was established to insure the benefits of retirees should their pension plan become in­solvent. This proposal increases PBGC funding by increasing funding contributions from all pension plans, employers and unions, and even by charging retirees of non-green zone plans.

May of the proposals being considered, while helping those plans such as our Automotive Industries Pension Plan, would also put a heavier financial burden on plans that are not facing im­pending insolvency. As the Committee stated in their official news release, the problems facing our pension plans have proven to be incredibly difficult to address.

We in the Machinists Union are committed to continuing to reach out and assist the Joint Select Committee in its efforts to resolve this impending crisis.

 

2018 Retiree Tax Information (Pension Plan)

The Trust Fund Office will be mailing the Pension Plan 2018 1099-R Tax Forms no later than January 31, 2019 to all retirees receiving monthly pension payments. If you have moved in the last year, please make sure your address is updated with the Trust Fund Office before December 31, 2018.

Beginning in 2019, the 1099-R Tax Forms posted to each member’s online account no later than January 31, 2019 and can be downloaded or printed directly from the website.

Creating an online account is simple and takes minutes to complete.  Visit www.aitrustfunds.org for details on how to create an account so that you can review your benefit information.

 

Why you’re getting your HRA debit card confirmation letters from the Trust Fund

If you you utilize an HRA Debit Card with your medical benefits, you probably have received a letter from the Trust Fund Office asking for addi­tional information on services that were charged to the card. The question most asked about these letters is, “Do I really have to send in the informa­tion requested into the Fund Office?”

The letter is known as a “substantiation letter” and it is being sent by the Trust Fund Office because the IRS requires the Welfare Plan to verify that all charges and purchases made using the HRA card were for an eligible medical expense (as defined by the IRS). Sub­stantiation letters are not generated for all card transactions; they are usually generated when the amount that is pad through the card does not match the plan information.  Information that is being confirmed is:

  • Service Date or Purchase Date
  • Description of Service/Item Purchase
  • Name of Provider/Merchant
  • Claim Amount

As a participant in the Plan, you are re­quired to complete the substantiation letter and provide documents that will confirm the information required by the IRS. In most cases the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from the medical provider or HMO will be sufficient information to fulfill the substantiation letter requirements. If you have any questions about the letters or what documentation needs to be provided, please call the Trust Office at (800) 635-3105.

For additional Trust Fund updates, visit page 3 of the Sparkplug.

 

Unions and employers seek solutions

 

The Congressional Joint Select Commit- tee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans is currently holding hearings to address the need for a fix to the pension underfunding problem.

At a recent Committee hearing, Chris Langan, Vice President of Finance at United Parcel Service (UPS), which is one of the Automotive Industries Pension Plan’s largest contributing employers, laid out the severity of the problem and the need for Congress to take immediate action. Mr. Langan stated, “the multiemployer pension system is in a crisis from which it will never recover if Congress does not take immediate action.”

The current problem, as Langan laid out, is that most underfunded plans, such as ours, have significant negative cash flows. Simply put, our plans pay out much more in benefits each year than we collect from employers and investment returns. He also states that there is no workable fix that can be strictly funded through increased employer contributions or through cuts to benefits.  He and UPS believe that a carefully designed loan program can save our pension plans without imposing undue hardships on retirees, employers, plan participants, the government or taxpayers.

The Teamsters Central States and United Mineworker pension plans, two of the largest pension plans that are projected to become in- solvent in the next five years, have confirmed that a loan program will save their plans.

Our Automotive Industries Pension Plan actuaries have also concluded that a loan pro- gram, such as that proposed by UPS, could not only save the plan from insolvency but re- turn the plan to full funding within 15 years. This seems to be the most reasonable option to save the underfunded pension plans.

The Automotive Industries Pension Plan has sent a detailed letter to the Joint Commit- tee outlining the history of our plan and the circumstances that created our underfunding. We underscored the critical need for a loan program and the urgency to take immediate action.

The Joint Committee has until the end of November to propose a fix to Congress. If you would like to send comments on your own personal situation and how this affects you, please address your letters to: 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC. 20510

 

Under New Management

The Board of Trust­ees of the Automotive Industries Trust Funds (the Trust Funds) are pleased to announce that Charles Besocke has been retained to oversee the operations of the various Automotive Industries Trust Funds.

The Trustees performed an extensive search for this position and chose Besocke because he has over a decade of experience in managing and administering many different types of union benefit plans, including welfare, pension, defined contribution, vacation and apprenticeship.

Besocke will be working closely with the Trust­ees to improve the operations of the Trust Funds, as well as working with the local lodges to address member issues and concerns    and provide informa­tion from the Trust Funds. Besocke is excited to be working for the Trust Funds and looks forward to assisting the members of District 190.

 
 

For members in the Direct-pay Blue Cross Medical Plan

The Trust Funds are providing are two options so that you have more choices to access medical treatment and advice without the need for an appointment.

Option 1: Live Health Online

Blue Cross LiveHealth Online is a web-based portal that can be used at anytime (including evenings and weekends) on any smartphone, tablet or computer that has a camera. You will receive a face-to-face visit with an in-network doctor through a private secure video. The doctors are authorized to provide a variety of treatment options, and may also prescribe medication for your condition that you can pick up at any participating pharmacy.

By using Live Health Online, you will only be responsible for the office visit co-payment. There is no additional cost associated with the office visit or treatment when you use Live Health Online.

Visit at: www.livehealthonline.com

Option 2: 24/7 Nurse Line

The Blue Cross 24/7 Nurse Line is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year advice line that allows you and your eligible dependents access to a registered nurse at any time of the day to answer questions regarding evaluating your symptoms and medical conditions. This service can be used even if you already have a primary care doctor. The 24/7 Nurse Line will also help reduce the cost of your treatment by assisting you in finding the correct in-network treatment center if you condition requires additional treatment.

The 24/7 Nurse Line is a FREE service. There is absolutely no out-of-pocket cost for you to use this service.

Call 24/7 Nurse Line: 844-437-0488

For more information, visit the Automotive Industries Trust Funds website.

Health and Retirement Benefits

If you are looking for information about your health and pension benefits, please contact:

Automotive Industries Trusts Funds

Health Services & Benefit Administrators
4160 Dublin Boulevard, Suite 400
Dublin, CA 94568-7756

Phone (800) 835-3105
Email: AISupport@hsba.com
Website: www.aitrustfunds.org


Charles W. Besocke,
Fund Manager

IAM National Pension Fund

1300 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036-1711

Phone: 1-800-424-9608
Email: iamcontact@iamnpf.org
Website: www.iamnpf.org