3 Local 338: Healthcare
healthcare
 

"My Local 338" Makes Finding Information About
Your Benefits Easier Than Ever Before
!
 


If you are enrolled in the Local 338 Health & Welfare Fund, you will be able to view detailed information about your eligibilty for various benefits such as Medical, Prescription, Optical, and Dental Benefits.

*Please note, you must first be logged in to your account before clicking the links below.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Now you can also see details about your medical claims history;
  • Download your Summary Plan Description (SPD); and
  • Learn about benefits that you may have, but are NOT using. You may be eligible for benefits such as the Child Care Reimbursement Benefit, Legal Benefit or Hospital Income Replacement Benefit.
  • See an estimate of your Local 338 Pension using the Pension Calculator

For any additional questions, you can contact Local 338 staff quickly and securely through the "My Messages" section with any additional questions about eligibility, dependent and beneficiary changes, and virtually any other Medical inquiry or problem.


Optical and Dental Benefits
 

Click this link to request an optical voucher or to ask a question about dental benefits. Once you have received your voucher, you can find an optical or dental provider near you by visiting our Links Page: My Local 338 Quick Links. For further assistance, call our Administrative Services Department at (516) 294-1338 ext. 1324. 

Prescription Benefits

Please contact Magellan Rx Management at (800) 424-0472 or visit their website at www.magellanrx.com for:
  • Help finding a pharmacy,
  • Questions about receiving a 90-day supply of medications for chronic conditions through mail order (such as blood pressure and high cholesterol meds), and
  • Questions about receiving specialty medications.
Most local pharmacies are in our network, including most of the major pharmacy chains, such as Duane Reade, CVS, RiteAid, and Walgreens.

You can also  obtain a 90-day supply of medications for chronic conditions at mail order pricing in our “90-day supply at retail program” at select participating retail pharmacies including: all Duane Reades, ShopRites in Uniondale, Plainview, Commack, Hauppauge, and Patchogue, and all Stop and Shops.

MagnaCare
The Fund’s network of doctors and hospitals is MagnaCare. To lower healthcare costs and save out-of-pocket expenses, be sure to use doctors, hospitals, labs and radiology centers, or other medical providers that are participating providers or facilities with MagnaCare. For more information about a Magncare providers near you, visit:
magnacare.com

Local 338 Medical Call Center
For assistance with a current health benefits issue, call us at (516) 294-1338 ext. 1776. 



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Important Information for Local 338 Members Working at Duane Reade
Medical Benefits: Call Crossroads for medical benefits questions (medical, optical, dental) except for prescription, at (866) 646-1778.
Prescription Benefits: Call the Duane Reade Benefits Helpline for prescription benefit questions at (212) 356 6820
Pension Benefits: Call Savasta and Company for pension benefit questions at (212) 308-4200


Important Information for Local 338 Members!
In order to protect your medical and prescription benefits while out on Disability or Worker's compensation it is important that you provide certain information to the Local 338 Funds Office. Any failure to mail or fax such documents to the Local 338 offices in Mineola, will result in the loss of eligibility to use your medical and prescription benefits. Please Click Here For More Information About What is Needed to Protect Your Benefits


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