H&W Institutes Additional Changes to Help Support Boilermaker Families through COVID-19

The Boilermakers National Health & Welfare Fund understands the growing concern surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Fund is closely monitoring the evolving situation and, in this unprecedented time, has taken action to provide much needed support for our participants and their families.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FUNDS FLASH; AND be sure to review the information listed below.

What We’re Doing To Help Our Boilermaker Families

Listed below is a summary of the changes made recently to support our Boilermaker families. For more detailed information, please refer to the document titled “April 14 2020 COVID-19 Benefit Updates” located on our website at www.bnf-kc.com.

  • COVID-19 Hours (non-premium based active eligible participants).
    A lump sum of 300 COVID-19 hours will be awarded to participants, when certain qualifications are met , and is limited to one award per participant.
  • COVID-19 Visits and Testing
    Diagnostic visits for COVID-19 with in-network providers, whether at a provider’s office, urgent care center, or emergency room are payable at 100% of covered expenses. In addition, FDA-approved testing is payable at 100% of covered expenses.
  • No Pre-authorization Required
    FOR services received in the state of New York, notification requirements and utilization management review requirements for COVID-19 medical care are not required through May 31, 2020.

Amwell’s Online Providers Can Help
Amwell is a great option for easy access to a physician from a computer or cell phone. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending prior to going to a healthcare facility, that individuals call a physician for guidance.

Amwell Risk Assessment (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please anticipate longer than usual wait times.)

  • While a diagnosis of COVID-19 cannot be confirmed, Amwell providers can evaluate your risk for the virus, answer questions, and recommend next steps
  • Assessments are based on guidelines from the CDC and the World Health

Be prepared and sign up in advance. To enroll, visit www.amwell.com or download the app. Be sure to use the service key BOILERMAKERS to ensure the visit is free of charge. Instructions on how to enroll can be found on our website at www.bnf-kc.com.

***United HealthCare (UHC) – The information described above is not applicable for individuals who have coverage under the Fund’s Medicare Advantage Plan administered through UHC. These individuals can learn more about the resources available to them at www.uhc.com/health-and-wellness/health-topics/covid-19.