* Administering Health, Pension and Vacation Benefits For the Men and Women Who Help Build the Southwest *
Effective January 1, 2019, the Trust Fund introduced a new, enhanced Anthem Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). This plan replaced the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) and UHC PPO, Anthem PPO and all Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) in all states except the Kaiser HMO in California and Colorado. Under the enhanced Anthem PPO, prescription drug benefits are administered through Express Scripts (ESI), a pharmacy benefit administrator that is separate from your medical plan. Also, the Trust Fund made some changes to the Kaiser HMO and introduced new, enhanced UnitedHealthcare dental plan options, a copayment plan and a Dental Preferred Provider Organization (DPPO). These new UnitedHealthcare dental plans will replace all former dental plan options. Note that the copayment plan will not be available in New Mexico or Texas.
The plans available to you in 2019 depend on the state in which you live:
The Trust Fund offers the Kaiser HMO in California and Colorado because Kaiser:
The way your medical coverage will be affected in 2019 will depend on the plan you are currently in and the state in which you live. Find your current medical plan in the list below: