benefit buzz

MAY Edition

who is your beneficiary?

Can't remember? No worries! We are sure that updating your beneficiary is not at the top of your priorities. However, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you how important checking your beneficiary is, and how easy it is to update.

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APRIL EDITION

Mobile App is Coming Soon!

We have partnered with Viveka Health to provide a mobile app to our membership. The mobile app allows you to have access to your health benefits at your fingertips as well as keeps you informed of important events and benefit news.

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February Edition

Laborers' Addiction Program

In addition to LEAN STL, we also offer another program to help our laborers and their dependents fight the devastating epidemic of addiction. This program started in 2018 and is called the Laborers’ Addiction Treatment Program and is available for all eligible Plan participants.

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january EDITION

new Year, New Deductible

Like in years past, your deductible starts over in January. The good news is you DO NOT have to worry about adjusting your budget this new year due to increased deductibles! We have had the same deductible since 2009.

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november Edition

Prescription Drugs Cont. to Rise

Did you know that hundreds of drug prices are outpacing inflation?
List prices on over 1,200 prescription drugs rose faster than inflation between July 2021 and July 2022; and not slowing down.

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october EDITION

2023 health Fair: RECAP

We want to give a special thank you to our members and their families for coming to the Health Fair last month. We had around 145 participants in attendance and 122 participating in the Wellness Program.

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september Edition

Recovery & Suicide
Awareness Month

Take the time this month to educate yourself on recovery and suicide awareness and prevention, along with the value of open dialogue, effectiveness of treatment, and the lives impacted.

Many people do not associate recovery with mental health. Did you know two-thirds of people with mental illness enter into recovery?1 Treatment works!

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july EDITION

Skip the ER...Call Teladoc

Teladoc doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone or video. This benefit is available for all Active, Retired, and Non-Medicare participants covered under the Plan at NO cost.

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JUNE Edition

New LEAN STL Program

We all know how challenging the construction field is physically and mentally too. This is one reason why the construction industry has nearly twice the rate of substance abuse as the national average. In March, we launched a new program to help our members and their families struggling with substance use disorders, alcohol dependence, mental health concerns, and recovery support.

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MAY EDITION

who is your beneficiary?

Can't remember? No worries? We understand that updating your beneficiary is not at the top of your priorities. However, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you how important checking your beneficiary is, and how easy it is to update.

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march Edition

What is this form for?

We send forms out regularly to participants to be completed and returned to the Benefit Office. Such as... COB (Coordination of Benefits) ; Illness/Injury ; Beneficiary, and Change Request Forms .

 The forms are required to keep your information updated on you and your family and ensure that benefits are processed appropriately.

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FEBRUARY EDITION

colorectal Awareness Month

Did you know that March is Colorectal Awareness Month? A colon screening is probably not a topic you normally find yourself discussing with your spouse, co-workers, or friends, but it is an important thing to talk about.

Most patients with early-stage colon cancer have no symptoms and can be diagnosed through screenings.


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january Edition

New Year, New Deductible

Like in years past, your deductible starts over in January. The good news is you DO NOT have to worry about adjusting your budget this new year due to increased deductibles! We have had the same deductible since 2009.

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december EDITION

How do you send your forms?

We send out forms regularly to participants that need to be completed and returned to the Benefit Office. We have several ways you can send in documents, payments, and required forms.

We have recently noticed that mail is taking much longer to get back to the Benefit Office.  We wanted to take a moment and let you know there are other ways to send your forms to our office.


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november Edition

2022 Health Fair:  RECAP

We want to give a special thank you to our members and their families for coming to the Health Fair in September. We were excited to be able to have our Health Fair for the first time since 2019.

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OCTOBER EDITION

Are you eligible for Medicare?

We understand that Medicare can be confusing and overwhelming for almost everyone.  
Most people may associate Medicare eligibility with turning age 65.  However, there are other ways to become eligible for Medicare before turning 65.


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SEPTEMBER Edition

Everside Health Clinics: Exciting News!

Everside Health is now offering DOT physicals. If you need a DOT physical and your work does not provide it, you can now get your DOT physical done at any of the seven Everside Health
Clinic locations.

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AUGUST EDITION

How much do I owe on this claim?

When you get a bill from a provider, and you are not sure if the amount you owe is correct, the most efficient way to confirm this is to refer to the I-Site portal on our website:  www.stllaborers.com.

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JULY Edition

wellness Program: Everside Health

This past March, we introduced Everside Health Clinics. The clinics offer an easy, more convenient, all-inclusive healthcare option with no out-of-pocket costs for all covered individuals*.
Everside Health will serve as another option for eligible participants and their spouses to participate in the Wellness Program.

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