As reported to members on June 26, 2019, the ETFO Employee Life and Health (ELHT) Board of Trustees implemented a number of changes effective during the 2019-2020 Benefits Year. The changes made effective September 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020 were largely administrative and, in most cases, will have a minimal impact on members. However, they are important to help keep the benefits plan sustainable – and, in the case of the specialty drug changes, will improve member service.
In addition, it was also communicated on June 26, 2019 that part-time funding in locals with grandparented arrangements would be eliminated effective September 1, 2020. As of the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, all part-time members wishing to participate in the benefits plan will pay pro-rated premiums. (e.g. 0.5 FTE will pay 50% of the monthly premium; 0. 8 will pay 20% of the monthly premium, etc.). For more information about pro-rated premiums, click here.
To view details about all of the changes, click here. An email regarding these changes was also sent to plan members on June 26, 2019 and March 5, 2020, and is also posted in the News section of this website.