Kaiser Permanente HMO and EPO members can now get good health care while away from with access to Cigna’s PPO Network* of providers and facilities. All they’ll need to get care is their digital ID card, available in the Kaiser Permanente app. In some locations, members can also get read more
VSP is a national company with network doctors in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Members who reside in CA are able to go to any network provider in the nation and it would be processed as an in-network claim. read more
UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has advised that they are discontinuing their SignatureValue HMO Formulary and transitioning clients to the UnitedHealthcare Prescription Drug List (PDL) UnitedHealthcare further advised the change is a global initiative to align all HMO plans with the UnitedHealthcare PDL for read more
UnitedHealthcare has updated its plan participant ID cards, in compliance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the health transparency measures. As a result, plan participants enrolled in UnitedHealthcare will be receiving a new ID card in the near future. The ID card also includes read more
Maintain a healthy weight naturally with healthy habit tips from Kaiser. read more
President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) on March 11th, 2021. This law provides 100% COBRA premium assistance to "Assistance Eligible Individuals" for periods of coverage from April 1, 2021 through September 20, 2021. read more
The COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Locator Tool helps members navigate local vaccination planning and find resources for their area to help them take steps toward vaccination. read more
To efficiently serve the high volume of members calling Kaiser Permanente to find out the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, a national hotline (24/7) with recorded answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) has been set up. The phone number to the Kaiser Permanente national COVID-19 vaccine info read more
Stopping the spread of colds and the flu is more important than ever – get your flu shot today! Kaiser Permanente has made it safe and easy to keep your family safe and healthy. read more
More than 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes – and 90% of them don’t even know it. The good news is that most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable – healthy lifestyle changes can help you avoid, control, or even reverse the disease. read more
Kaiser Permanente provides an update regarding California fires, masks, flu shots, and continuing coverage (COBRA, Medicare, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, etc.) while experiencing a change in employment. read more
Learn about mask safety, halitosis, and summer tips in United Concordia Dental’s Oral Wellness Newsletter. read more
As we continue to manage through the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaiser Permanente is committed to making sure members have the latest information. The latest update includes planning for the Next Normal, new case studies, risk assessments, self-care, and more. read more
Compare UnitedHealthcare’s quick care options to help keep costs down. Call 911 or go to an emergency room (ER) if you have a life-threatening condition. For everything else, see your primary care physician (PCP) or family doctor first. If seeing your PCP isn’t possible, it’s important t read more
During these uncertain times, you want to feel confident that you’re receiving dental care in a safe environment. United Concordia Dental dentists now use special personal protective equipment (PPE) for every dental visit. read more
Lifestyle changes can help prevent many health conditions that commonly affect men. Take charge of your health, watch your waist, and check in with your mental health with these tips from Kaiser Permanente. read more
Rest assured you can continue to get the high-quality care you depend on from Kaiser Permanente. Connect with your care team from the safety and comfort of your home for primary care, specialty care, and mental health services, read more
Learn how to protect your family when you’re sick by social distancing your toothbrush, washing your hands before you brush your teeth, and much more with United Concordia Dental’s toothbrush safety guidelines. read more
Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect it. If you have an urgent problem during COVID-19, you can seek care from the safety of home. Teledentistry is covered by your United Concordia Dental plan. read more
As COVID-19 continues to impact us all, you may be feeling more stress and anxiety than usual — and it may be difficult to leave your home for therapy appointments due to social distancing or quarantine. UnitedHealthcare helps you manage possible coronavirus anxiety with two ways to get emotional read more
Everyone needs support for total health — mind, body, and spirit. Digital tools can help you navigate life’s challenges, make small changes, or simply support an overall sense of well-being. Kaiser Permanente promotes digital tool, myStrength. read more
Don't be surprised if your dentist asks what's been on your mind lately. Dentists can identify the oral symptoms of stress while you're in the exam chair. Stress may weaken your immune system, which can put you at risk for some oral health issues, such as: Cold sores and canker sores – Cank read more
During the month of April 2020, VSP members can access essential medical eye care. The connection between your eyes and overall health is important and this expanded access will allow you to get eye care when you need it most. read more
Stress can be hard on your health – so it’s important to find ways to offset those negative effects. These healthy habits can help you stay cool under pressure, even when you’re pressed for time. read more
As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, ILWU Warehouse Welfare Fund is committed to providing plan participants with the most up-to-date health and safety information. Below please find the latest updates from Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealthcare on how they are caring read more
Due to the Bay Area regional “Shelter in Place” order recently issued, only essential businesses are allowed to remain open in efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be advised that the Plan Administrative Office of ILWU Warehouse Welfare Fund will remain open during thi read more
Celebrate Children's Dental Health Month and American Heart Month with this oral wellness newsletter from United Concordia Dental. Learn about dental care for kids, baby teeth best practices, the link between heart disease and oral health, and much more. read more
Scheduling preventive care, understanding your benefits, utilizing in-networks dentists, and spicing up your dental routine are but a few tips to maximize your dental plan in 2020. read more
United Concordia Dental’s Oral Wellness December Newsletter includes holiday dental tips, how to keep your teeth healthy during a cold, toothbrush care reminders, temperature-sensitive teeth, and much more! read more
More than 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes - and 90% of them don't know it. Learn about balanced living and healthy lifestyle changes you can make to avoid, control, or even reverse type 2 diabetes. read more
Learn about the do's and don'ts for Halloween candy, the link between oral health and breast cancer, and vaping myths in United Concordia Dental's Oral Wellness newsletter. read more
Effective November 1, 2019, United Concordia Dental plan participants can help the students in your family to afford a college education. College Tuition Benefit, a savings program offered in partnership with SAGE Scholars, Inc., allows you to earn Tuition Rewards points that can be redeemed for tui read more
In Dec. 2018, UnitedHealthcare expanded coverage for the influenza vaccine under the pharmacy benefit for fully insured members. UnitedHealthcare is expanding coverage further for the influenza vaccine and adding other preventive vaccines to the pharmacy benefit for members. Expanding the availab read more
Forget juicing, fasting, and fad diets. Just focus on being healthy and fit. When you eat right and exercise regularly, maintaining a healthy weight can happen naturally. read more
Happy August! This month, United Concordia Dental is celebrating National Tooth Fairy Day on August 22nd, sending out back-to-school check-up reminders, and much more. read more
There is a measles outbreak in our community ... don't hesitate and vaccinate! The MMR shot has a long record of safety and will help protect your child from potential life-altering and deadly illnesses like measles, mumps and rubella. read more
Happy May! This month, United Concordia is raising awareness about the effects of lupus, stroke, osteoporosis and smoking on your oral health. And in honor of Mother's Day, they're covering ways expectant moms can keep their smiles healthy. read more
Mental and emotional wellness are important parts of your overall health. Being good to your mind is just as important as being good to your body – and that means living a healthy lifestyle, paying attention to how you feel and doing simple things to take care of the whole you. read more
Get care you need the way you want it. No matter which option you choose, your providers can see your health history, update your medical record, and give you personalized care that fits your life. read more
Everyone gets overwhelmed sometimes. But too much stress can be hard on your health - so it's important to find ways to offset those negative effects. These healthy habits can help you stay cool under pressure. read more
Good Nutrition doesn't just benefit your body - it can keep your teeth and gums healthier, too! That's because the mouth is the initial point of contact for everything you consume. Poor eating habits can lead to gum disease and tooth decay, while smart food choices can create healthier smiles. read more
You can help avoid future heart problems by making healthy changes today. And the same habits that help keep your heart strong also reduce your risk for other diseases — another good reason to take these health tips to heart.
Practicing self-care is good for the mind, body, and spirit. Here are some simple thing you can do to boost your mood, beat stress, and enjoy life more. Each one takes just a little bit of time and effort - and you're worth it. read more
As the wildfires continue to impact some of our communities, Kaiser Permanente’s top priority is your safety. During this time, Kaiser would like to inform patients and members that all Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California are currently open and operating during normal hours. In read more
The open enrollment period for Bayer Corporation employees has officially begun and runs through November 21, 2018. This is your opportunity to enroll in the ILWU Warehouse Welfare Fund's health plan and take advantage of the competitive cost structure. read more
More than 1 in 3 American have prediabetes – and 90% of them don’t even know it. The good news is that most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable – healthy lifestyle changes can help you avoid, control, or even reverse the disease. read more
VSP® Vision Care maintains a HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (Notice) describing how health information about individuals covered under our vision care services insurance plans may be used and disclosed. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires that every three years we notify individuals curre read more
Mental health is one of our nation’s most pressing public health issues. Currently fewer than 1 in 3 employees with a mental health condition get the help they need. It’s time to change that. Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping members be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. In honor read more
Nothing matters more than your health - and many of the biggest health risks for women are preventable. Simple things like regular screening and making healthy lifestyle choices can help you stay healthier, longer. read more
Members of vision service plans are entitled to receive annual notification of their vision service plans’ complaint process and timely access to care. As a result, this notice contains information regarding the VSP complaint system, access to care, and the methods by which VSP members can commu read more
It's never fun to be sick, but the flu is more serious than the common cold. It can be dangerous - especially for older people, children under 4 and pregnant women. Protect yourself and the people you care about with these simple tips. read more
Get the care you need the way you want it. No matter which option you choose, your providers can see your health history, update your medical record, and give you personalized care that fits your life. read more
Forget juicing, fasting, and fad diets. Just focus on being healthy and fit. When you eat right and exercise regularly, mailing a healthy weight can happen naturally. read more
You know exercise is good for you. But when your to-do list is a mile long, it can be easy to write off your workouts. To get back on track, focus on simple ways you can move more, more often.
This year’s flu season has impacted Northern California harder than anticipated by the health community. Some emergency rooms, medical offices, and hospitals are experiencing overcrowding and long wait times – not just at Kaiser Permanente, but throughout Northern California.read more
VSP® Vision Care is doing everything we can to help those affected by the extensive wildfires ranging in various California counties. This includes you, and your employees.
Participants in Northern California will have access through their primary care physician to more than 3,000 specialists throughout Canopy Health’s network of hospitals and doctors.
The flu shot is your best defense against the flu. The flu isn't just a bad cold, it's highly contagious and can be very serious. It can take about 2 weeks to develop community, which is why you should get a flu shot before the season starts.
See why VSP® is the consumers’ #1 choice in vision care. VSP provides you with a vision benefit focused on delivering the best value, care, and choices. Now, members who prefer to shop online can buy eyewear from a site they can trust: eyeconic.com®, the VSP store.
With Exclusive Member Extras, savings never looked so good. We put our members first by providing exclusive special offers from leading industry brands, totaling more than $2,500 in savings.
Don't wait to lose that weight. A healthier body starts with healthier habits - and making healthy changes is easier than you might think. All you need to do is be a little more mindful of what you eat and how much you move.
The digital membership card is the latest feature of the Kaiser Permanente app, which also allows members to schedule appointments, email their doctors, manage prescriptions, view most lab results, and locate Kaiser Permanente facilities. And the integrated member phot read more
Being out in the sun can be good for you. Sunlight can brighten your mood and help you feel healthier. However, exposing yourself to long periods of direct Sun can also be harmful to your skin. Click on the links b read more
Be the best man you can be. Whether you're exercising, working, or just relaxing, healthy choices can help you stay at the top of your game. Take steps to improve your health and lower your risks of developing health problems, because healthier tomorrows start today.
Register on kp.org to get secure access to My Health Manager — your one-stop resource for managing your care online. Download the Kaiser Permanente app to access all the convenient features of My Health Manager on your smartphone. Download the app from the App StoreSM or Google Play read more
With the VSP Laser VisionCare Program, you'll enjoy a safe and successful path to better vision. In addition to fully covered visit before and after your procedure to your VSP dr., you'll get special pricing on services from a VSP-contracted laser vision center. read more
Good nutrition doesn't just benefit your body, it can help keep your teeth and gums healthier, too! That's because the mouth is the initial point of contact for everything you consume. Poor eating habits can lead to gum disease and tooth decay, well smart food choices read more
You may only see the gums in your babies mouth but this doesn't mean you don't need to take care of them. Caring for your babies teeth before they come in is the most important thing. Your babies teeth may be small, but they are important because they will turn into ad read more
Do you know what exercise is good for? Everything. It's good for your circulatory system, your sleep, and even your brain. No matter who you are, moving around is good for you.
When you eat better, you feel better. You might be surprised how easy it is to introduce healthy eating habits into your life. All it takes is a few small changes and simple swaps to start building a healthier plate.
As a reminder, UnitedHealthcare moved its wellness online to the Healthy Mind Healthy Body newsletter. Each month, Healthy Mind Healthy Body is available to members and non-members alike. See below for instructions on how you can sign up.
Your cardiovascular system moves blood and oxygen throughout your body to keep it going so you don't miss a beat. In fact, your heart beats about 100,000 times every day. Show it some love with a few easy-to-do activities.
Life Is complicated enough. Dental benefits shouldn’t be. But they should promote good oral health and help save you money. United Concordia Dental’s Preventive Incentives program does just that—offering an easy-to-understand way for you to maximize your benefits immediately with read more
Thanks to the many holiday dinners, parties and home-baked sweets brought to work, the average American gains about one or two pounds during the holiday season.
Unfortunately, that extra weight often stays with us and builds up year to year.
But wi read more
How do you feel in your head affects how you feel in your body. When life gets overwhelming and pressure it starts to build, it's important to take time to focus on your emotional wellness.
How do you feel in your head affects how you feel in your body. When life gets overwhelming and pressure it starts to build, it's important to take time to focus on your emotional wellness.
Exciting savings for you and your eligible dependents: from November 1 through March 31, eligible participants get an Extra $40 to spend on Calvin Klein and Cole Haan frames. No extra paperwork, no hassle, just fabulous frames. The extra $40 is automatically added to the current frame allowance read more
A chiropractic and acupuncture benefit plan from Landmark is your low cost, natural alternative to drugs and surgery for the relief of back, muscle and joint pain. Landmark has over 1,800 chiropractors and acupuncturists throughout California.
Healthy lifestyle changes can prevent 80% of strokes. But the healthy things you do should also make you happy. If you don't like to run, roller-skate. If you're not a fan of spinach, disguise it in a smoothie. Figure out what works for you and feel the benefits of better health. read more
Want to make healthy lifestyle changes you'll stick with long-term? Make them fun. Maintaining a healthy weight by eating right and staying active doesn't have to be a drag. In fact, it can be a delight! read more
The Holidays are well behind us and Spring is right around the corner, are you ready to get back into a healthy eating routine? It may sound impossible, but it's not! All you need is a little meal planning, portion control and colorful foods choices. This month UnitedHealthcare is he read more
Kaiser Permanente wants you to savor the flavors of Health! Did you know that certain foods are "power couples" that offer you more nutritional benefits when eaten together? read more
Important Information Pertaining to IRS Forms 1094 & 1095
Employees Will Be Receiving Notices From Their Employers & Medical Providers By March 2016
The topic of UnitedHealthcare's February Wellness E-Newsletter is very important because it is about your most important organ: your heart.
Are you at risk?
Update for Bayer Plan Participants
Please be advised that beginning in 2016, Bayer has decided to expand the enrollment period for status changes from 31 to 60 days.< read more
It's that crazy time of year again and Kaiser Permanente wants to help bring your mind & body into balance during the hustle & bustle of the holiday season.
United Concordia Dental offers a Preventive Incentive Program to help you maximize each & every benefit dollar! read more
Wouldn't it be great to spend less time managing your health & more time enjoying it?! Kaiser wants to help you do just that with their 24/7 online health resource: My Health Managerread more
Have you signed up for myuhc.com yet? UnitedHealthcare has made it as easy as 1-2-3 to register on their site to access plan benefits and health care information. Did you know you can:
Get the relief you deserve! Take advantage of chiropractic and acupuncture benefits provided by Landmark as part of your ILWU Warehouse Welfare Fund health plan.
Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding your health & welfare benefits read more
Locate contact information for your service providers read more
Stay up-to-date on the latest benefit changes and wellness information read more
Important Fund forms are available for you to download read more