healthcare

How To Contact Your Fund Office Regarding Your Benefits
 
 
Local 338 Member Services Department
For Assistance With A Current Health Benefits Issue You May Call Us At (516) 294-1338 x776.
The Member Services Department can handle your eligibility questions, member, dependent and beneficiary changes, all claims issues, all general Plan information and questions, and virtually any other Medical inquiry or problem.
The Local 338 Medical Call Center is open from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30
P.M.

Prescription Department

If you are a participant in a 338 prescription plan and need information about your eligibility or your plan, or need a prescription ID card, you call the Prescription Department at (516) 294-1338 x223.

For questions about receiving medications for chronic conditions through mail order, please contact Orchard Pharmaceutical Services at 866-909-5170 or visit their website at www.orchardrx.com.

For questions about receiving specialty medications, please contact Orchard Speciality Pharmacy at 877-437-9012 or visit their website at www.orchardrx.com/en/specialty

Optical and Dental Benefits, and Voucher Benefits
For optical voucher requests and all dental benefit call our Administrative Services Department at (516) 294-1338 x324.

Pension/COBRA/Death Benefits Department
For our Pension/COBRA/Death Benefits Department call (516) 294-1338 x305.

MagnaCare
The Fund’s network of doctors and hospitals is MagnaCare. Use doctors, other medical providers, labs and radiology centers, and hospitals that are participating providers or facilities with MagnaCare to lower healthcare costs and save you out-of-pocket costs.



Miss the Health Care Exchange Deadline?
Here's an excellent guideline of frequently asked questions and answers for those who may have missed the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment deadline.
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Special Discount on Glasses for Local 338 Members
You could save money on your next pair of glasses!
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Stores Participating in the Prescription Plan’s 90-Day at Retail Program
The Trustees of the Local 338 Benefits Fund are pleased to announce an expansion of the “90-Day at Retail Program” through the Prescription Plan of the Fund. Additionally, you can save on your prescriptions at Waldbaums and Pathmark with a special coupon offer!
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Important Information for Local 338 Members!
In order to protect your medical and prescription benefits while out on Disability or Worker's compensation it is important that you provide certain information to the Local 338 Funds Office. Any failure to mail or fax such documents to the Local 338 offices in Mineola, will result in the loss of eligibility to use your medical and prescription benefits. Please Click Here For More Information About What is Needed to Protect Your Benefits


Do You Need Help to Kick the Habit?
Did you know that there are several free or reduced-cost Smoking Cessation aids, resources and programs available to you, your family, and your friends and coworkers? Resources are readily available to Local 338 members and their families, along with important information on why you should quit and what the benefits are to quitting now. Click here to see a list of resources.

Please also visit this website for more information about the risks associated with smoking and how to quit: http://betobaccofree.hhs.gov


ALL MEMBERS WORKING AT DUANE READE
Medical Benefits: Call Crossroads for medical benefits questions (medical, optical, dental) except for prescription, at(866) 646-1778.
Prescription Benefits: Call the Duane Reade Benefits Helpline for prescription benefit questions at (212) 356 6820
Pension Benefits: Call Savasta and Company for pension benefit questions at (212) 308-4200


Is It Really An Emergency?
Ever wonder why the hospital’s ER waiting area always seems filled with people waiting for hours to get care? One of the main reasons is that millions of Americans use the ER for routine medical care -- instead of real emergencies. Last year, there were almost 10 million ER visits for non-emergency care. When someone visits the ER for non-emergency care, we all pay more. Unnecessary ER visits raise insurance premiums, co-pays and deductibles. In an emergency, don’t hesitate to go to the ER, but if your condition isn't urgent, check with your doctor first. You can call your doctor anytime.
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