UPDATE - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Based on the latest guidance on COVID-19 NYS mandate from the NYSDFS, the plan will cover
all Teladoc and other Telemedicine visits (including CareMount or any other provider group
Telemedicine visits) at a zero dollar copay only until April 4, 2021. This only applies to all in-
network telemedicine services. Deductible and coinsurance will apply for all out of network
However, after April 4, 2021, if there is no additional guidance from the NYSDFS, all three
Teladoc Services (General Medicine, Dermatology and Behavioral Health) will revert back to a
$10 copay and all other Telemedicine visits outside of Teladoc (e.g. CareMount or any other
provider group Telemedicine visits) will NOT be covered.
The Plan will continue to waive co-pays for all in-network diagnostic testing related to COVID-19
until April 4, 2021.
This only applies to members enrolled in the Aetna Commercial Plan.
Many public employees have been confronted with an identity theft scam involving the filing of fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits in their names. To help others who may be victimized, the MTABF Lawyers, Mirkin & Gordon, thought it would be useful to refresh and update a past article they wrote on identity theft. The article includes information about unemployment benefits fraud and steps that can be taken by victims of identity theft, including contacting the law firm for assistance under the Fund’s plan of legal services benefits.
March is the month to enroll/reenroll dependent(s)/ family for dental coverage. Please remember that you, the member, are covered at no additional charge. If you are covering a spouse or other eligible dependents, you must enroll them every year. The cost for dental during the plan year that runs July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 will be the same as last year.
Enrolling a dependent(s) can only be done during the enrollment period of March 1 – 31. Dependents will be covered from July 1 - June 30. If you don’t re-enroll each year, you are electing to drop coverage for your dependent(s). Your dependent(s) must then wait 3 years to re-enter the dental plan. Dependent children are eligible for coverage from birth to their 26th birthday if they are not eligible for dental coverage under another plan.
Please note that you use your variable benefit for the same year as the dental coverage is in effect, so you will be utilizing next year’s variable for next year’s dental coverage. A Variable Benefit Claim Form must be submitted w/ your dental enrollment. If you are planning on retiring, you are NOT eligible to utilize the Variable Benefit and may need to pay depending on the retirement plan you elect to participate in.