New Anthem ID Cards Coming Soon

A computer system change at Anthem requires new ID numbers for all members effective March 1, 2022.  A detailed notice will be mailed to your home.  The new ID cards will be mailed soon directly from Anthem.   You and your eligible family members must use the new ID cards as soon as you receive them to avoid claims being denied for missing the new ID number.   

COVID-19 Tests

Effective January 19, 2022, every home in the U.S. can order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests.  The tests will be completely free.  There are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number.  Go to the website www.COVIDtests.gov.

If you chose to purchase COVID-19 tests from retail stores or on-line, the fund will reimburse eligible members in the health fund the cost of FDA approved, Over the Counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests.  Be careful to shop at reputable on-line retailers to avoid scams.  Read the attached FAQs for more information and select the link here or under the Documents tab for the claim form.

COVID-19 Test Kit Reimbursement FAQ

COVID-19 Test Kit Claim Form

Tax Forms

W-2 Forms: If you received Loss Of Time benefits in calendar year 2021 for a short term disability, you will receive a W-2 form for the amount of benefits paid to you by the Health Fund in 2021. Loss of Time benefits are taxable income for the IRS.

Form 1095-B: No forms are being mailed for 2021. While the Health Fund is required to report information to the IRS of the months that each of the participants and their dependents had health coverage in calendar year 2021, as an individual you are not required to report that information on your tax filing. If you need the form, please contact the Health Fund office.

TeleHealth Coverage Temporarily Expanded

With restricted access to medical and mental health treatment related to the COVID19 health crisis and Governor Tony Evers’ “Safer At Home” Order, the Board of Trustees approved temporary expansion of coverage for telehealth services.  Telehealth services for medically necessary treatment from Anthem network providers will be covered at the same benefit level as in-person…

Form 1095-B for 2019

Form 1095-B for calendar year 2019 will not automatically be printed and mailed. According to the IRS, the form is no longer needed to complete your federal income tax return. To request a copy, call the Health Fund at 262.549.9190, email hra@iuoe139.org, or mail your request to the Operating Engineers Health Fund, PO Box 160, Pewaukee, WI 53072.