On January 31st, letters regarding a Dependent Audit were mailed to all eligible participants as of December 1, 2016 with a spouse or child on the fund as a covered dependent.
The Board of Trustees for our health fund has hired the independent firm HMS to verify that dependents enrolled in the Operating Engineers Local 139 Health Fund meet the eligibility guidelines. In order for your dependent(s) to continue to receive benefits under the Local 139 Health Fund, action is required by you to submit proof of their eligibility by no later than March 14, 2017.
In order for the audit to truly be independent, please submit all questions directly to HMS. The Local 139 Health Benefit Fund staff has not been trained to assist with this audit.
HMS can be contacted at (866) 868-9060 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm CT, Monday through Friday.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this important effort to control healthcare plan costs.
All required documents and the signed letter can be submitted using any of the following methods:
Upload documents online: https://www.VerifyOS.com
Submit documents via fax: (877) 223-8478
Submit documents via mail: Dependent Verification – PO Box 165308 – Irving, TX 75016-9923