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Update on Waiver of Cost-Shairing Related to Coronavirus Testing

Congress has passed and the President has signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act effective March 18, 2020 (“the Act”). The provisions of the Act related to health plans such as the NECA-IBEW Local 480 Health & Welfare Plan incorporate the measures your Trustees put into effect earlier. The Act establishes the provisions your Plan will continue to follow so long as required by the Act, unless the Trustees adopt a longer effective period. The following summation of the Act’s requirements will serve as a clarification of the policy adopted by the Trustees to deal with this crisis.

The Plan will charge participants no cost-sharing (deductibles, copay or coinsurance) for the following:

  • In vitro diagnostic products for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 or the diagnosis of the virus that causes COVID-19 that are approved, cleared or authorized by federal law and the administration of such in vitro diagnostic products;
  •  Items and services furnished to an individual during health care provider office visits (including in-person and telehealth visits), urgent care center visits and emergency room visits that result in an order for or administration of an in vitro diagnostic product described in the preceding section, but only to the extent such items and services relate to the furnishing or administration of such product or to the evaluation of such individual for purposes of determining the need of such individual for such diagnostic product;
  • The services described above will not be subject to prior authorization or other medical management requirements.

It is important to note the cost-sharing waiver only applies to administration of the diagnostic tests described above and to the office visit (including telehealth visits, acute care center visits and emergency room visits) associated with said diagnostic tests. The cost-sharing waiver does not apply to any other tests or visits not related to the coronavirus testing described above. Nor does the cost-sharing waiver apply to treatment of the coronavirus beyond the initial testing addressed by the Act. Telemedicine visits have always been provided to Participants at no cost to the Participant and that will continue to be the case.

If you have any questions, please call our office at (769) 257-5270 or 1 (800) 424-8434.

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On December 23, 1975, Local Union 480 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Jackson Division, Central Mississippi Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. established a jointly administered employee benefit trust to provide health and welfare benefits for eligible employees engaged in employment under the collective bargaining agreement. Today, we continue to provide benefits, retirement coverage, and optional benefit plans to electrical workers and their families throughout the Jackson area. If you have any questions about your union benefits, please get in touch. We're always happy to help.


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4767 I-55 S Frontage Road
Jackson, MS 39212
P.O. BOX 721119
Byram, MS 39272

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Jackson, Mississippi, and the Surrounding Areas

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