100% COBRA Subsidy – Frequently Asked Questions

If you lost health coverage with the Fund during April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, due to a reduction of your work hours, you may be eligible for a 100% COBRA subsidy to maintain your coverage with the Fund. Please review the attached Frequently Asked Questions. If you think you qualify for the free coverage during this period, contact the Health Fund office for the enrollment forms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tax Forms

W-2 Forms: If you received Loss Of Time benefits in calendar year 2020 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 2020. Loss of Time benefits are taxable income for the IRS.

Form 1095-B: No forms are being mailed for 2020. 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 2020, 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.