Council 19, SEA, 1st Quarter 2017 Committee Reports
Benefits and Maternity Committee
LEC Chair, Kathy O’Malley and Vice Chair, Terry Taylor
We have recently had questions and comments regarding Teledoc, a relatively new Premera Benefits option. This service is available to both PPO and Consumer’s Choice PPO plan participants. The phone number is: 855-332-4059. It can also be accessed through the Benefits Portal via AlaskasWorld, or at this link: https://member.teladoc.com/premera. There is no fee for the PPO plan, and a $40 fee for Consumer’s Choice PPO plan participants.
What is this service? It provides 24-hour access to a physician who can provide prescriptions if appropriate, and send them to a local pharmacy for pick-up. It offers a alternative to emergency rooms or urgent care facilities. The 24-hour nurse hotline is also still available through Premera, either via the Premera website, or at this phone number: 877-AAG-3525 (877-224-3525).
Injured at work?
It is extremely important that you submit an I-21 form as quickly as possible, even if the injury seems minor. The forms are available on the Inflight Webpage, under ‘Other Leaves.’ This is important for tracking safety concerns, and for documenting injury if medical treatment is required. If you need to seek medical treatment, you will need a Worker’s Compensation packet for the State in which you are based. If it is after-hours, you can call crew scheduling to be connected to a Duty Supervisor. Otherwise, the packets are available in your Inflight Office. A Worker’s Compensation claim does not begin until you seek medical treatment.
Medical/Maternity/Worker’s Compensation Leave of Absence
Planning and assistance is available through your Seattle Benefits Committee. To get you started, handbooks with a wealth of information, are available on the Inflight Webpage, under Administration. Forms that you may need during your leave are posted under ‘Other Leaves.’ If you have questions, or need assistance, please reach out to a Benefits Committee Member: https://afaalaska.org/sea/committees
Inflight Service Committee (ISC)
LEC Chair, Ross Dejong