Updates and announcements for I.B.E.W. Sound & Communication members.
Federal Emergency Declaration Expiration effective May 11, 2023
What does this mean for me?
Starting May 12, 2023, you will still have access to vaccination and medication related to COVID-19
- COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be covered for you at no charge
- Treatment for COVID-19 (including Paxlovid® and Lagevrio®) will be available to you under your normal benefit structure (subject to cost share, deductible, and out of pocket)
What about the free at-home COVID-19 test?
Starting on 5/12/2023 at-home COVID-19 test will no longer be covered under your health plan. You will still have access to these products as they are available without a prescription and over-the-counter (OTC).
There are multiple ways to continue to access FREE COVID-19 at home tests, including:
- The federal government has provided access to free covid tests through their dedicated website, covidtests.gov. Every household in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home OTC COVID-19 tests and have them shipped to their home.
- You can also access free testing in your community. A list of community-based testing sites can be found here. COVID-19 tests are also available without cost-sharing to covered individuals when administered by a healthcare provider like a nurse, doctor, or pharmacist, without limitation.
Effective May 1, 2021, United Administrative Services will be taking over the administration of the IBEW/ NEWC Sound and Communications’ HRA Plan from Navia Benefits Solutions. UAS will be using the Wex Health online platform.
Upcoming conferences, seminars, and other events for I.B.E.W. Sound & Communication members
Benefits Site for I.B.E.W. NECA Sound & Communications Locals 6, 100, 180, 234, 302, 332, 340, 551, 591, 595, 617, and 684.
We understand the administration of plans and benefits
The Board of Trustees of the I.B.E.W. Sound and Communication Pension Trust Funds is dedicated to making the Funds more accessible and friendlier to Participants.