Welfare Notes - February 2007

February, 2007

A copy of the letter printed below was sent to all pensioners in January 2007.  A follow-up letter to all those who did not respond will be sent this month.

It is necessary that the SUP Welfare Plan have a copy of the notice from Social Security indicating deductions are being made for Part B Medicare enrollment in order to continue reimbursing pensioners for this charge on the pension checks. A copy of the Social Security letter for the member and spouse must be received in our office by March 15, 2007. If the Welfare Plan does not receive a copy of a Pensioner’s Social Security letter, the Medicare Part B reimbursement will be stopped effective April 1, 2007.  


As you may know, Pensioners receiving the Pensioner’s Annual Medical and Hospital Allowance may use their allowance to be reimbursed their Medicare Part B Premiums for both you and your spouse. 

In order to continue reimbursing your Medicare Part B ($93.50), the SUP Welfare Plan is requiring you to submit the form you received from the Social Security Administration which states how much is being withheld from your Social Security check for Medicare Part B. This information must be received by March 15, 2007.

This information was recently sent to you from the Social Security Administration. If you did not receive one or you have misplaced this information, you may contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or go to your local office and request a BENEFIT STATEMENT .

You may fax this information to our office at 415-778-5495.

Contact the SUP Welfare Plan office if you have any questions.

E-mail Addresses

You can e-mail questions to the SUP Welfare Plan at the following e-mail addresses.  To protect your privacy do not include your social security number or other sensitive personal information in your e-mails.

Michelle Chang, Administrator: mcsupsiupd@sbcglobal.net
Patty Martin: martinpatty59@sbcglobal.net
Virginia Briggs, Claims: vbriggs80@sbcglobal.net
Michael Jacyna, Eligibility: mjacyna67@sbcglobal.net
Terry O’Neill, Training Representative: terenceo@gmail.com