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URGENT FastRead: Health Insurance Audit

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URGENT – PLEASE READ!! 

You may have recently received a letter from an independent audit company, on behalf of the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department, requesting information on the dependents you claim for medical and dental insurance. This letter from Willis Towers Watson should have included a self-addressed stamped envelope to submit documentation proving your dependent’s eligibility in the medical and dental plans.

It is imperative that you follow the instructions carefully, as outlined in the letter, and return the information and documentation as instructed.  If you do not, there is a very real risk that your spouse and children will be dropped from the Air Wisconsin insurance plans.  Because the company has only distributed this important request via the USPS, your ARW MEC is concerned that some pilots may be unaware of the letter, or may have mistakenly discarded it as junk mail.  If you have not seen this letter, or have discarded or otherwise misplaced it, please call the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department to determine the best course of action to meet the requirements of the audit.

YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE AUDIT LETTER BY MARCH 22 OR YOU RUN THE RISK OF YOUR SPOUSE/PARTNER AND/OR CHILDREN LOSING THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Some of you may find it will take time tracking down documentation such as birth certificates, naturalization documents, marriage certificates, etc., especially if you are required to obtain this documentation from a country outside the United States.  If you will not be able to meet, or feel you’ll struggle to meet, the March 22 deadline demanded by AWAC to provide this documentation it is imperative that you immediately contact the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department to work out an alternate plan.

Due to the adverse consequences of not replying, ALPA recommends that you submit whatever documentation you have by the March 22 deadline even if it is not fully compliant, and then follow up with the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department to discuss your incomplete documentation as well as options to make sure that your dependents are not dropped from your insurance plan while you are waiting to complete the document request.

If you are unable to meet the deadline, have a question as to whether you will meet the deadline, or have any other questions regarding the audit, please contact these individuals at the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department.

Stan Petersen Gauthier
920-749-4271
Stan.Petersen-Gauthier@airwis.com
Gregg Garvey
920-749-7519
Gregg.Garvey@airwis.com
Sarah Peters
920-749-7589
Sarah.Peters@airwis.com

 

The MEC does not take issue with the need for a benefits audit, and we support the company’s efforts. Our concern is how this vital information was distributed to the pilot group and the potential it raises for family members to be mistakenly removed from group health insurance coverage.

–Your Air Wisconsin MEC Retirement & Insurance Committee

Ken Reinert, March 9, 2016





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URGENT FastRead: Health Insurance Audit

New FastRead banner 2014 800px wide

URGENT – PLEASE READ!! 

You may have recently received a letter from an independent audit company, on behalf of the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department, requesting information on the dependents you claim for medical and dental insurance. This letter from Willis Towers Watson should have included a self-addressed stamped envelope to submit documentation proving your dependent’s eligibility in the medical and dental plans.

It is imperative that you follow the instructions carefully, as outlined in the letter, and return the information and documentation as instructed.  If you do not, there is a very real risk that your spouse and children will be dropped from the Air Wisconsin insurance plans.  Because the company has only distributed this important request via the USPS, your ARW MEC is concerned that some pilots may be unaware of the letter, or may have mistakenly discarded it as junk mail.  If you have not seen this letter, or have discarded or otherwise misplaced it, please call the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department to determine the best course of action to meet the requirements of the audit.

YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE AUDIT LETTER BY MARCH 22 OR YOU RUN THE RISK OF YOUR SPOUSE/PARTNER AND/OR CHILDREN LOSING THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Some of you may find it will take time tracking down documentation such as birth certificates, naturalization documents, marriage certificates, etc., especially if you are required to obtain this documentation from a country outside the United States.  If you will not be able to meet, or feel you’ll struggle to meet, the March 22 deadline demanded by AWAC to provide this documentation it is imperative that you immediately contact the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department to work out an alternate plan.

Due to the adverse consequences of not replying, ALPA recommends that you submit whatever documentation you have by the March 22 deadline even if it is not fully compliant, and then follow up with the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department to discuss your incomplete documentation as well as options to make sure that your dependents are not dropped from your insurance plan while you are waiting to complete the document request.

If you are unable to meet the deadline, have a question as to whether you will meet the deadline, or have any other questions regarding the audit, please contact these individuals at the Air Wisconsin Benefits Department.

Stan Petersen Gauthier
920-749-4271
Stan.Petersen-Gauthier@airwis.com
Gregg Garvey
920-749-7519
Gregg.Garvey@airwis.com
Sarah Peters
920-749-7589
Sarah.Peters@airwis.com

 

The MEC does not take issue with the need for a benefits audit, and we support the company’s efforts. Our concern is how this vital information was distributed to the pilot group and the potential it raises for family members to be mistakenly removed from group health insurance coverage.

–Your Air Wisconsin MEC Retirement & Insurance Committee

Ken Reinert,





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