JULY 2020 - Local 492 is pleased to announce that Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Plan and Presbyterian Health Plan will again be offered to Active members of Local 492 this year as optional medical plans. Both Presbyterian and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are federally qualified Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO’s), and are available to you and your eligible family members as alternatives to the Western Teamsters Welfare Trust’s Indemnity Medical Plan.
If you are currently enrolled as an HMO member and wish to remain covered by the same plan during the year ahead, you do not have to do anything. However, if you wish to add or delete dependents from your coverage, or if you wish to switch to a different plan, you will need to submit the appropriate forms. You must be eligible for benefits under the Western Teamsters Welfare Trust in order to enroll in either Presbyterian or Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. The time period for open enrollment is August for September 1, 2020 effective date. Any changes of enrollment must be RECEIVED at: Northwest Administrators, 2323 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102 no later than August 24, 2020.