Fund Office Contact Info
Local #701 Welfare Fund Office
Local #701 Pension/401(k) Fund Office
When you are ready to apply for benefits, contact the Fund Office to request your application. The staff at the Fund Office will assist you in filling out your pension application. You must file your application one month in advance of the date you expect your pension benefit to begin. For example, if you want your benefit to be effective as of March 1, you must submit a completed application on or before February 1. Your application must include proof of your age, such as a certified copy of your birth certificate or a copy of a valid passport. If you are married, you must submit proof of your marriage and the date of birth of your spouse. If you were previously married, you must submit a copy of the full divorce decree(s). Your award date will always be one month after your effective date. For example, if your effective date is March 1, your award date will be April 1.
Provider Contact Info
Teladoc provides telemedicine online or over the phone with no cost to you 0% co-insurance and no deductible. Teladoc allows 24/7/365 access to care and prescriptions.
EmpiRx is the Plan’s prescription drug vendor.
PaydHealth is the Plan’s specialty drug case manager. If you are prescribed a specialty drug and co-insurance assistance is available, you are required to apply for co-insurance assistance through PaydHealth.
Delta Dental of Illinois
This Plan uses the Delta Dental of Illinois dental network.
Vision Service Plan ("VSP")
VSP is the Plan’s vision provider. Locate a VSP provider to maximize your benefits.
0% co-insurance and no deductible on imaging (CT/PET scan, MRI) if you use a provider directed by Absolute Solutions.
Amplifon is the Fund’s preferred hearing aid vendor. You will receive significant savings by using Amplifon.
Medical Cost Management ("MCM")
The Plan’s case management vendor is MCM. MCM provides preauthorization when needed and reviews all case management cases.
Professional Benefit Adminstrators, Inc ("PBA")
PBA is the Plan’s Third Party Administrator (“TPA”) for processing medical claims. Their website allows access to your claim status, history of processed claims and you can view Explanation of Benefits (“EOBs”).
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois ("BCBS")
This Plan uses the BCBS PPO provider network for medical benefits. Contact BCBS to locate a network provider.
Milliman is the recordkeeper for the 401(k) Plan. You can access your account balance and make investment changes.