The Trustees of the Electrical Welfare Trust Fund recognize and are concerned about the upcoming responsibility on the part of the participating Employers to fulfill their obligations under the Affordable Care Act. While the Trustees have no legal responsibility to assist in this effort, it is for the benefit of the Employers that they have agreed to do so. The materials provided below represent a few of the thousands of references to ACA on the internet. However, we have identified these materials as directly relating to the responsibilities of the Employers in multiemployer plans such as the EWTF.
Employer Shared Responsibility – Information from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Certain aspects of this healthcare reform law apply to the Electrical Welfare Trust Fund. Changes to the terms of the Plan required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related changes to the Plan adopted by the Board of Trustees are listed here.
This term was created by PPACA and the definition can be found in Section 1302. The term includes items and services covered within the following categories:
Participants do not gain these benefits if they do not have them in their current Plan of Benefits (i.e., House Wiremen do not have mental health/substance abuse except 8 free visits through BHS, prescription drugs or vision care).
At this time the government has not issued any examples of what expenses are non-essential health benefits.
Visit the healthcare.gov website to find out if you meet the criteria to buy coverage on the exchanges. If you are losing coverage with the Electrical Welfare Trust Fund (EWTF) due to:
If you experience losing your EWTF coverage, you will be sent information on how to continue your coverage under the EWTF Plan as well as accessing the exchanges in the Marketplace.
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The Commonwealth of Virginia opted not to set up a marketplace. Residents of Virginia may visit the healthcare.gov website.