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What is a Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Details: A health FSA lets you use pre-tax dollars, which are deducted from your paycheck, to cover eligible medical, pharmacy, dental and vision expenses. You can use a health FSA to help pay for certain health care expenses not covered by your other benefits. Examples of FSA expenses may include

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Over-the-counter (OTC) Medical Care Items Eligible and

Details: reimbursement under health care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Definity / iPlan Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA). OTC drugs and items generally fall into one of the following three categories: 1. Those eligible for reimbursement because they are used primarily for medical care. 2.

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“Your Track to Health” brand and website replaces RR Info

Details: “Your Track to Health” brand and website replaces RR Info Depot. CLEVELAND, July 23 — BLET members are being advised of a new online destination for information about health and welfare benefits, titled "Your Track to Health."Launched in late June 2013, “Your Track to Health” contains information about a wide array of health and welfare benefits and resources available to eligible

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Union Pacific Railroad Employes Health Systems changes

Details: Union Pacific Railroad Employes Health Systems changes name to Iron Road Healthcare (Source: Iron Road Healthcare press release, November 18, 2019) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Union Pacific Railroad Employes Health Systems (UPREHS), which has been operating for more than 140 years, today announced updates to its brand and a change in name to Iron Road Healthcare.

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UnitedHealthcare GA-23111 Plans A, B, and C Benefit Summaries

Details: Page 3 UnitedHealthcare GA-23111 Plans A, B, and C Benefit Summaries Benefit Plan A Plan B Plan C Monthly cost $250 $325 $400 Annual deductible $1,000 $750 $500 Annual out of pocket limit $15,000 $10,000 $7,500 Lifetime maximum benefit $500,000 Inpatient hospital services*

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National Early Retirement Major Medical Benefit Plan

Details: United Health Care recently announced that, effective January 1, 2004, the lifetime maximum benefit for each individual covered under the Railroad Employees National Early Retirement Major Medical Benefit Plan (ERMA) will increase from $84,100 to $88,100.

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UnitedHealthcare introduces Railroad Information Depot

Details: The new website contains information regarding dependent eligibility, Medicare, retirement, important UnitedHealthcare phone numbers, various health care hot topics and a section that contains the various forms Railroad members are required to complete. The forms section is one of the most exciting features of the new website.

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BLET picks Cornerstone to manage its Short Term Disability

Details: The BLET is pleased to announce that Cornerstone Benefits Management and their affiliates have been selected as the Third Party Administrator for the BLET Short-Term Disability (Part A and B) Benefit with MetLife, which was created pursuant to Article IV, Part A, Section 5 of the December

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Memorial [Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen]

Details: He was taken to Ochsner LSU Health hospital where he died at 4:25 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board did not investigate this fatal accident. Employed by the Union Pacific Railroad, Brother Dominique hired out as a trainman with UP on December 31, 2012, and earned promotion to locomotive engineer on June 24, 2018.

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Attention retirees: Information about GA-23111 Plan F

Details: Through UnitedHealthcare, you can secure coverage for a substantial portion of these expenses by enrolling in Group Policy GA-23111 Plan F regardless of your current health status. A two-page flyer from UnitedHealthcare explains Group Policy GA-23111 Plan F in greater detail . Thursday, January 23, 2014 [email protected]

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Attachment B HEALTH & WELFARE Railroad Employees …

Details: Health Risk Assessment Incentive (1) Establish an incentive payment of $300 for the completion of a Health Risk Assess-ment as well as the completion of the corresponding biometric screenings by an employee or dependent age 18 or over. Managed Medical Care Program (MMCP)

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Update regarding $2,000 death benefit Brotherhood of

Details: Employees who pass away on or after June 3, 2002, will be covered under the CN/IC–CC&P plan and the $2,000 death benefit will be paid by CN. Those covered by the Canadian National health and welfare agreement who seek to file a claim on or after June 3, 2002, should contact: Nancy Cline. Manager, Benefits-CN/IC. 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive,

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Potential fraud alert: United Healthcare members receiving

Details: Potential fraud alert: United Healthcare members receiving scam calls (From a United Healthcare press release.) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 15 — It has been brought to our attention that some United Healthcare members have received unsolicited phone calls from Tennessee and Georgia area codes from individuals posing as United Healthcare representatives.

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Preparing for Your Early Retirement!

Details: available to obtain dependent health care benefits. 1. Continuation of their coverage under GA-46000 is available for up to 36 months through COBRA until they become Medicare eligible, or 2. If the COBRA cost is prohibitive, you can purchase coverage under GA-23111 Plans A, B, or

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You could save hundreds of dollars annually in taxes by

Details: A health flexible spending account (FSA) is a benefit plan that lets you put money aside in a special account, pre-tax, to pay for certain medical costs and other health services. You could save hundreds of dollars in taxes each year with a health FSA. The amount you could save in …

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BLET ATTACHMENT “B” — HEALTH & WELFARE Railroad …

Details: Health Risk Assessment Incentive — (1) Establish an incentive payment of $100 for the completion of a Health Risk As-sessment as well as the completion of the corresponding bio metric screenings by an employee or dependent age 18 or over. Managed Medical Care Program (MMCP) —

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Announcing a new benefit available for certain railroad

Details: The Health FSA Plan, administered by United Healthcare, is designed to allow you to use pretax dollars to pay for certain medical expenses that are not covered under any health plan (including a railroad health and welfare plan) or any other source. You then submit requests for reimbursements of eligible expenses from your Health FSA, which

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Tell the Senate: Support Health Insurance Reform without

Details: The bill is designed to provide all Americans access to quality, affordable health care and transform the health care system to contain costs. Unfortunately, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also currently includes a provision that would impose an excise tax on higher-cost health plans.

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Express Scripts and Medco are now one company

Details: Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions, Inc., have come together as one company to manage your prescription benefit. Express Scripts will be the new prescription drug provider to many BLET members. Members should experience no change in the quality of service or member experience as a

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Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

Details: Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance benefits under BLET National Agreement. CLEVELAND, August 27 — Active and retired railroad employees covered under The Railroad Employees’ National Health and Welfare Plan may be eligible for Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefits from MetLife.

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BNSF railroad yard's health impacts studied Brotherhood

Details: A $1 million AQMD grant will fund a study on the health impact of those living near the local yards. The Loma Linda School of Public Health has teamed up with an environmental justice organization for the 2-year study. Director Penny Newman says they’ll be going door-to-door near the San Bernardino yards “asking people about their health.

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Health FSA open enrollment begins October 1 Brotherhood

Details: Health FSA open enrollment begins October 1. CLEVELAND, September 11 — Open enrollment will run from October 1, 2013 until November 2, 2013, for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (Health FSA), which is available to BLET represented engineers who work at participating railroads, and all train service employees of Texas Mexican Railway.

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Early retirement plan increases lifetime maximum

Details: As of January 1, 2006, this maximum will increase from $92,400 to $96,400. The $4000 in additional benefits payable applies to expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2006. An important consideration for individuals thinking about retirement is health coverage after retirement. The information below summarizes the eligibility requirements

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Register with ‘Your Track to Health’ to win iPad

Details: The “Your Track to Health” brand represents the wide array of health and welfare benefits and resources available to eligible Railroad employees and their dependents. Whenever you see Your Track to Health used on communications and in materials, you can know and trust that the information

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Railroad Retirement benefits for spouses Brotherhood of

Details: Railroad Retirement benefits for spouses (Source: U.S. Railroad Retirement Board press release, March 6, 2012) CHICAGO — In addition to the retirement annuities payable to employees, the Railroad Retirement Act, like the Social Security Act, also provides annuities for the spouses of retired employees.

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Teamsters honor health care workers during National Nurses

Details: “Teamster health care workers show great care and compassion for patients and their loved ones during their most trying of times, and for that, we are truly grateful.” “We cannot thank health care workers enough after this past year’s seemingly never-ending COVID-19 surges.

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Health FSA open enrollment for 2018 begins October 1

Details: Health FSA open enrollment for 2018 begins October 1. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 26 — Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2018 benefit year runs from October 1 through October 31, 2017.Members must enroll in the Health FSA every year — FSA enrollment is not automatic each year so interested members should act soon so they do not miss out on enrollment for

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Open enrollment coming soon for important health care

Details: Open enrollment coming soon for important health care reform changes. CLEVELAND, September 29 — Starting shortly, employees covered under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan and the National Railway Carriers and United Transportation Union Health and Welfare Plan (the Plan) will receive their annual Open Enrollment Packets from Railroad Enrollment Services.

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Enroll in your 2014 Health FSA benefit The Health FSA

Details: A health flexible spending account (FSA) is a benefit plan available to eligible Railroad members that lets you save money by putting pre-tax money aside in a special account to help pay for certain medical costs and other health services. View the Health FSA Summary Plan Description and

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Indiana health agencies to inspect railroad camp cars

Details: Indiana health agencies to inspect railroad camp cars (The following story by Michael Schroeder appeared on The Journal Gazette website on October 4.) FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A new state rule – expected to take effect by the end of the year – will require local health departments to inspect rail camp-car systems when they come to town.

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Railroad workers to benefit from coronavirus stimulus

Details: Railroad workers to benefit from coronavirus stimulus package. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 27 — The needs of railroad workers and their families — including improvements to railroad unemployment benefits — are included in the new coronavirus stimulus package, which was signed into law today.

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ACT NOW TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH. You could win $500 …

Details: HEALTH. LINK program is for informational purposes only and provided as part of your health plan. Wellness nurses, coaches and other phone representatives cannot diagnose problems or recommend treatment and are not a substitute for your doctor’s care. Your health information is kept confidential in accordance with the law. The RAILROAD . HEALTH

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UnitedHealthcare announces new plans Under GA-23111

Details: UnitedHealthcare announced that along with the upcoming open enrollment for 2008, three new benefit plans are available under GA-23111. These new benefit plans, called Plans A, B and C, provide new options with different costs and plan designs allowing individuals to select the plan best s

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FRA offers remote control guidelines based on 49 CFR 240

Details: FRA offers remote control guidelines based on 49 CFR 240. CLEVELAND, March 11, 2002 -- The Federal Railroad Administration has produced basic guidelines that apply Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 240 to the operation of remote control locomotives.

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Hurry, Health FSA open enrollment ends November 1

Details: Hurry, Health FSA open enrollment ends November 1. CLEVELAND, October 29 — As a reminder, open enrollment is currently running for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) and the deadline to register for the 2015 benefit year is November 1, 2014.

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Health FSA open enrollment for 2018 continues through

Details: Health FSA open enrollment for 2018 continues through October 31. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 18 — Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2018 benefit year is available for just over two more weeks, concluding on October 31, 2017.It is important to note that members must enroll in the Health FSA every year — FSA enrollment is not automatic each year so

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Final notice: Deadline is October 31 for Health FSA open

Details: Time is running out for BLET members who want to sign up for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (Health FSA). Open enrollment for the 2018 Plan Year ends at midnight Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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BLET General Chairman Karakian delivers opening prayer at

Details: BLET General Chairman Karakian delivers opening prayer at Teamsters 30th Convention. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 24 — Brother John M. Karakian, General Chairman of the BLET’s CN-Grand Trunk Western General Committee of Adjustment, had the honor of delivering the invocation during opening ceremonies of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ 30th Convention on …

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Class I employment level changed little in May

Details: (Source: Progressive Railroading, June 23, 2021) Class Is employed 115,508 workers in mid-May, a 0.02% increase from April’s level but down 2

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Is recent rail traffic recovery leveling off

Details: (Source: Railway Age, June 23, 2021) NEW YORK — U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 19, 2021, came in at 514,112 carloads and intermod

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GST Hall details financial position of the union at

Details: GST Hall details financial position of the union at Teamsters Convention (Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, June 23, 2021) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Whether Teamsters are defending contracts, organizing new members or going on strike, the union’s finances have never been more important.

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Disaster Relief and honoring Roy Gillespie on Day 2 of

Details: Disaster Relief and honoring Roy Gillespie on Day 2 of Teamsters Convention (Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, June 23, 2021) WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday afternoon, the 30th Convention looked back on the recent natural disasters that have tragically gripped our country and how the Teamsters have been on the frontlines after each and every one.

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Canada increases fines for rail trespassing, interfering

Details: Canada increases fines for rail trespassing, interfering with operations (Source: Transport Canada press release, June 23, 2021) OTTAWA — Railways are a crucial part of our national transportation network, delivering important products and commodities to Canadians, or to ports for export.

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