Medical Benefits
Bricklayers Insurance and Welfare Fund

If you will soon be eligible for MEDICARE, be advised that you will no longer be covered by the Bricklayers Insurance and Welfare Plan once you become eligible for Medicare. Medicare Part A will be your hospital provider; Medicare Part B will cover your doctors, X-rays and Lab work, and Medicare Part D will cover your prescription drugs. (For those members who earned Retiree Coverage you will still have supplemental coverage with the Bricklayers Insurance and Welfare Plan.)

There are alternative HMO Plans available to you at little or no cost. Contact your primary physicians and ask them which plan they accept. Following are some toll free numbers of HMO Providers:

Empire Senior Plan (Blue Cross) 1-800-809-7328
U. S. Healthcare 1-800-282-5366
Oxford Health Plus 1-800-889-1424 ext.1943
Aetna US Health Care 1-800-282-5366
Healthfirst 65 Plus 1-888-232-5415

Mr. Bob Brady of the Robert Brady Agency has offered his services to assist you in finding the plan that is best suited to your needs. You may contact Mr. Brady at 1-631-673-0500 or call the Fund Office at (718) 459-5800.

The Bricklayers Insurance and Welfare Fund provides a wide variety of benefits to all participants and eligible dependents in the following medical plans:

Plan A
Plan B
Retiree Plan

For more information on these plans and eligibility requirements, refer to your Summary Plan Description.
Some benefits provided are:

Consultations
 
  • Office Visits
    Prescription Drugs
     
  • Lab and X-Ray
    Annual Physical
     
  • Immunizations
    Surgery
     
  • Anesthesia


    All benefits are payable according to plan eligibility and Maximum schedules in effect.

    For Further Information: Contact the Medical Department at
    (718) 459-5800 and speak to one of our Claims Advisors.

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