Welfare Notes - May 2009

May, 2009


The SUP Welfare Plan has an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) that offers counseling and assistance. The plan is administered through Health Management Center. Their phone line is open 24 hours 7 days per week. Your call is completely confidential and your privacy is protected. HMC’s phone number is 1-888-215-8903.

The HMC Employee Assistance Program is a professional evaluation, counseling, and educational program. An EAP counselor will discuss the nature of the problem and outline a plan of action for consideration.

The SUP Welfare Plan also offers a program that will provide alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation services for eligible members at a designated treatment center. Benefits are limited to one rehabilitation admission per active member not to exceed a period of 28 days of rehabilitation treatment during the member’s lifetime. Pre-authorization from the plan office is required.

Chemical Dependency Services are also available through your medical plans such as Kaiser, Health Net, and Group Health. Contact your plan for information on treatments available to you or covered dependents.

Keep Us Informed

Please be sure to keep the Plan office informed of changes: New Address, Dependent Changes (marriage, divorce, or children to be added) New dependents must be added to the HMO or PPO Plans within 30 days of the marriage, birth, or adoption. Dependents not added within 30 days will not be eligible to be added to the Plans until the next open enrollment period.

Michelle Chang, Administrator  
Patty Martin  
Virginia Briggs, Claims   
Michael Jacyna, Eligibility