Know Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills
When you receive emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from “surprise billing.”
To learn more about the “surprise billing,” click here.
Coaching and Support for Autism
With the Cigna Coaching and Support for Autism program, you have access to a dedicated team of licensed mental health professionals with extensive expertise. They’ll provide confidential, one-on-one support.
To learn more about the Coaching and Support for Autism program, click here.
Sign up for the Autism Awareness seminar series at Cigna's website.
Cigna Introduces Medocity to NIAMBTF Participants
A program to support participants who are presumptive positive or positive for COVID-19
Cigna has partnered with Medocity, a healthcare technology company, to provide an interactive digital tool that allows Cigna Care Advocates to provide remote monitoring for participants who are presumptive positive or positive for COVID-19 and at home with mild to moderate symptoms.
How do participants access this Program?
Identified participants with mild to moderate symptoms will receive a call or email introduction to the program. If they want to participate, they will be given registration information via email or SMS text, depending on their preference.
How and where will participants receive service?
The program, accessible via web or smartphone app, allows participants to monitor and report symptoms, access educational resources, and communicate with Cigna Care Advocates via secure messaging all while safely sheltering at home.
National IAM Benefit Trust Fund Medical and Rx Plans
The National IAM Benefit Trust Fund offers four medical plans. Covered employees and their dependents may participate in a Benefit Trust Fund medical plan if it is negotiated into the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The primary differences between the plans are the annual deductible amounts, coinsurance (the percentage paid for covered services after the annual deductible is met), copayments the participant must pay, and the annual out-of-pocket maximum.
The Fund medical plans use the CIGNA Open Access Plus (OAP) network. The network consists of more than one million participating providers nationwide. Plan participants have the flexibility to see any doctor or health care provider they choose. However, participants who select OAP network providers will incur the lowest out-of-pocket expenses because the participating providers have agreed to accept pre-negotiated, reduced rates for covered services, and they are paid at the greater in-network benefit percentage. You are not required to use an OAP provider. It is your choice. However, Plan C will not cover any services obtained outside the OAP network except as specifically noted in the Summary Plan Description.
Benefit Trust Fund medical plans cover an array of medical services. Preventive services, such as annual physical exams and certain routine immunizations, are covered at 100% under all three plans when care is received from an in-network provider. Other medical services are covered at varying benefit levels, depending on service. Before you visit a medical provider, it is always a good idea to double check that the services you are planning to receive are covered by the Benefit Trust Fund medical plan, and that the provider participates in the OAP network.
Prescription Drug Plans
The National IAM Benefit Trust Fund provides prescription drug coverage as part of each medical plan. Prescription drug coverage is administered by CVS Caremark for Plans A, A+, B and C with Plans D and D+ administered by Cigna Pharmacy Network.
With the prescription drug program, participants receive a prescription drug card to use at participating retail pharmacies around the nation.
Participants can use mail-order and online ordering to fill prescriptions for long-term or maintenance medications, up to a 90-day supply.
The Benefit Trust Fund plans have a drug formulary—a list of brand-name and generic drugs covered under the plans. While most prescription drugs are covered, participants must pay different co-payments for each category of drug: generic drugs, preferred drugs (brand-name drugs on the formulary) or non-preferred drugs (brand-name drugs not on the formulary).
For more information on prescription drug co-payments and plan formularies, see the medical plan Schedule of Benefits or click here contact the Fund Office.
To view the complete formulary, visit CVS Caremark's website.