Health & Welfare
Chronic Condition Care
Care is free, voluntary and confidential, and is specially
designed for all non-Medicare eligible participants and dependents
who have been diagnosed with:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Coronary artery disease (CAD)
Chronic conditions are health issues that may never go away;
however, studies show that people who learn to manage them can
better control their health, recover faster when sick, and feel
Chronic Condition Care provides
valuable information and one-on-one assistance to help
people improve their overall health, giving them extra support in
addition to their doctor’s treatment plan.
HealthFitness, the company that manages the program for the Fund, will
identify participants who have been diagnosed with any of the
conditions listed above and contact them to invite them to
If you would like to check out the HealthFitness website click on the link
HOW YOUR BENEFITS ARE AFFECTED
Eligible individuals who choose to participate in the program
(opt-in) will maintain their same level of benefit coverage.
However, if you have been contacted by HealthFitness and choose not to
participate (opt-out), the Plan coinsurance percentage you pay will
increase by 10%. This increased coinsurance percentage will
apply to all of your future medical claims (but it will not apply to
claims for any other currently enrolled benefits).
HOW WE KEEP YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION
Federal privacy regulations require the Fund to keep your health
information confidential. As the Fund’s partner in managing the
Chronic Condition Care program, HealthFitness will access individual health
claim information—and must also maintain strict confidentiality
of your health information.
Participants in the Chronic Condition Care program work directly
with HealthFitness, not the Fund. Your interactions with
HealthFitness are not shared
with the Union or your employer. The Fund will
receive individual-specific information about participation in the
program only to administer the correct coinsurance.
HOW CHRONIC CONDITION CARE HELPS
All of us on the Board of Trustees are pleased to offer Chronic
Condition Care. We believe it is going to help many participants
take control of their health and feel better. We also anticipate
that it will reduce the number of health care claims, which will
keep costs down for the Fund and all participants—an important
issue as health care costs continue to rise at an alarming pace.
If you are diagnosed with one of the chronic conditions listed
above, HealthFitness will be in contact with you, however, you also
may call (877) 478-1246, option 6 to begin the enrollment process
contained on this website is intended to be a summary only. In
case of a difference, actual Plan Provisions will apply.
Always refer to your Summary Plan Description for details.