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Health Benefits for LIUNA Public Employees Local 71 members are managed by the Local 71 Trust fund. Members are able to access healthcare, vision, and dental benefits.  Members can consult the applicable plan benefits booklet for details or check the key contacts list below.

 Aetna Transition Notice to Members

NEWS RECEIVED 14 JANUARY 2019:

National CooperativeRx partners with CVS/caremark to provide pharmacy benefits for your plan and its participants. We want to make you aware of a recent development you may have seen in the news.

Walmart has opted to leave the CVS/caremark pharmacy benefit management commercial and Managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks. To ensure a smooth transition, CVS/caremark has requested Walmart continue to fill prescriptions as an in-network participating pharmacy until April 30, 2019 and is awaiting a response. Walmart’s Sam’s Club division will remain in CVS/caremark pharmacy networks.

Although Walmart is a small part of the overall CVS/caremark network, we remain hopeful a deal will be reached before members are impacted. In case a deal is not reached, National CooperativeRx is working with CVS/caremark to coordinate an easy transition for impacted plan members to avoid any disruption in therapy.

CVS/caremark is planning a targeted notice to plan participants who may be impacted by this change. In addition, CVS/caremark is creating a tool kit for employers to utilize that will be available soon. We will continue to provide you with the latest updates as we receive them. If you have questions, please reach out to your National CooperativeRx account representative.

Thank you for the opportunity to help manage your pharmacy benefit. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us.

Sincerely,
Deb Thomsen

Deb Thomsen
VP Coalition Development

 

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General Trust Questions

  • Open Enrollment (general questions)
  • Understanding your coverage
  • If you need a member advocate  

Trust Administrative Office
Public Employees Local 71 Trust Fund
2510 Arctic Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: In Anchorage 276-7611, option 7 
           Outside Anchorage 800-446-3671, option 7 (toll-free)
Union Website: www.local71.com; click Benefits (or hover for more options)

Claims Administration

  • Medical/Dental claims
  • Travel preauthorization
  • Case Management
  • COBRA/HIPAA
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Appeal process
  • Eligibility and enrollment
  • Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance

Zenith American Solutions
111 West Cataldo Ave., Ste 220
Spokane, WA 99201-3201 
Phone: Claims: 800-557-8701 (toll-free) Fax Claims: 206-282-0775 
COBRA/HIPAA: 800-757-0071, Option 1 or 800-426-5980 ask for COBRA Department (toll free numbers)
FSA: 800-757-0071 Option 2 or 800-426-5980, ask for FSA Department (toll-free numbers)
Websites:   https://www.zenith-american.com/
FSA:           https://zenith-americansea.lh1ondemand.com/

Precertification

  • All inpatient stays, to extend a stay
  • Outpatient medical procedures

Aetna

Average time to prepare for surgery is 6 to 10 weeks, depending on the procedure complexity, record
collection, and scheduling. 

(888) 387-3909 | www.bridgehealth.com

Care Coordinator

  • Administrative work
  • Health Plan Approvals
  • Scheduling

Bridge Health

Medical Provider Phone Line: 888-632-3862 (toll-free)

Precertification Requirements  

Steps to Surgery through Bridge Health

Health Care Services in Anchorage & Fairbanks

    • Make an appointment online, by phone or just drop in

Coalition Health Centers

AnchorageFairbanks

2741 DeBarr Road, Suite C210

Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: 907-264-1370

Regular Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Ridgeview Business Park,
575 Riverstone Way, Unit 1,
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Phone: 907-450-3300

Regular Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Website: coalitionhealthcenter.com

Prescription Drug Benefits

  • Locate a Caremark retail pharmacy
  • Using the retail or mail-order service
  • Brand name formulary
  • Specialty medications

Caremark
Phone: 866-818-6911 (toll-free)
Website: www.caremark.com

Specialty Medications: Call 800-237-2767 (toll-free) or go to CVSCaremarkSpecialtyRx.com 

Vision Benefits

  • Locate a VSP provider
  • Vision services claims

Vision Service Plan (VSP)
PO Box 997105
Sacramento, CA 95899 
Phone: 800-877-7195 (toll-free)
Website: www.vsp.com

 

Nationwide PPO network

  • Locate an Aetna provider



Aetna

Website: www.Aetna.com (under:DocFind)

Doc Find FAQs

Disease Management

  • Get program information



Optimum

    Optum: 855-738-1764 (toll-free)   
           Nurse Connections: 866-676-0740 (toll-free) 
Website: https://pe71.optum.com/mve/