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If you have noticed a decrease in your pension benefit, it may be because more federal tax and/or state withholding have been adjusted. State Street Bank is now calculating the tax withholding for federal and state taxes instead of Benefit Connect, the new administrator for benefits. You can change the withholding amounts for the next pension payment for review and re-adjust accordingly. You can always contact your tax advisor for the accurate amount you need to withhold when deciding to change your withholding amounts. If you want to make withholdings changes, we will be happy to help you or you can call Benfit Connect at 1-888-409-3300 between the hours of 7 am to 3 pm.




Please keep your personal contact information, bank change and beneficiary information updated. As your Benefits Representatives, we are here to assist you if you have any questions.






Express Scripts Medicare Members - As of January 1, 2014 you will need to give permission to the Express Script Pharmacy to fill any prescriptions ordered directly by your doctor.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires Express Script to make this change for both new and renewed prescriptions sent directly to the Express Scripts Pharmacy.  Express Scripts Pharmacy will contact you through automated phone messages and/or by mail to obtain approval.  The prescription will be filled once your permission is received.  There are 2 ways to give your permission and request your medication.  Contact Express Scripts Medicare customer service at 1-866-662-0274 (24 hours/7 days a week) at prompt press #1 or log on to  If you have not set up your account you will need to register.  Have our prescription ID card handy and select the prescriptions you want to receive through home delivery.


DIABETIC SUPPLIES - As of March 1, 2014 US MED is no longer a participating provider.  If you purchase supplies after that date, you will be responsible for the charges. EDGEPARK (1-800-321-0591) and MEDTRONIC (1-800-646-4633) are in-network providers.




Non- Medicare (Pre-65)

Edgepark- 1-800-321-0591


Medtronic - 1-800-646-4633

Medicare (65 & Over

Kohlls- 1-877-733-7100


Non- Medicare (Pre-65)

Edgepark - 1-800-321-0591

Medicare (65 & Over

Edgepark - 1-800-646-4633


Medicare (65 & Over)


Edgepark - 1-800-321-0591



BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD PHI AUTHORIZATION -  January 1, 2016 new PHI forms are available for those retirees and dependents who have not signed one. The forms on file prior to January 1st will not need to be redone. The PHI forms are needed on file at BCBS in order for us and our alternates to call on your behalf about claims or even ordering a new card. One will be needed for your spouse, dependents or surviving spouses. Forms will be at the union hall, our office, and on the UAW Medical Trust website at Please contact our office so we can get one for you and your spouse to sign.



BENEFICIARIES - Please make sure you have updated your beneficiaries. You can call Benefit Connect at 1-888-409-3300 or contact our office. You will need to provide the name of the person you are designating, their birthdate, social security number and current address. When changing your address with us, our system does not cross over to the hall. Please contact the hall with your changes also 815-544-2111.


OPTIONAL DEPENDENT GROUP LIFE PREMIUMS- The cost of the Optional Dependent Group Life insurance (ODGL) premium has now been split to reflect the cost of payment for a spouse and/or children. Benefit Express mailed letters informing you to elect which dependent coverage you are paying for. If you do nothing, you will be paying for both. This applies for Surviving Spouses that continued the ODGL coverage as well. If you have not done this or need clarity, please contact us.


DELTA DENTAL - You can call Customer Service at 1-800-524-0149 or go on the website

Delta Dental Retirees 



DAVIS VISION - You can call the Customer Service number on the back of your healthcare or go on the websites (make sure you enter your id number so that you obtain providers in the correct network) or (make sure you enter the 3 letter prefix so that you obtain providers in the correct network).

 Retiree Davis Vision.docx   



LEGAL SERVICES REINSTATING - There is currently a part-time staff on site and they are not taking new cases as of yet. Attorney Black and Hart have retired and new attorneys need to be assigned to our location. The location and services as far as we know will still be the same; wills, power of attorney, name changes, bankruptcy, uncontested divorce, etc. We will post on the UAW Local 1268 website and Facebook page, and our office voicemail page the opening date once details become available.


Mopar Parts - are available for retirees at a 25% discount good for one (1) year by calling 1-800-852-6672. You are allowed six (6) discounts per year. You will need to give your last name and your CID (Corporate Identification Number).



Retirees who are receiving paper checks will experience longer delays in receiving their pension checks. We encourage you to sign up for Direct Deposit of your pension check. Your UAW Benefit Representatives can assist you. We will need your bank’s name, routing number and checking or savings account number.



If you have any concerns or questions please contact your Internationally Appointed Benefit Representatives. Office hours are Monday-Friday 4:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Dave Ingram- (815) 547-2118 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Charrise Staten- (815) 547-2468 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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