The Plan offers a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) through BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas. Contact BCBS at
1-800-432-3990 or at www.bcbsks.com to find a participating provider.
Kansas City Metro/Missouri
The Plan offers a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) through Preferred Health Professionals (PHP). You can contact
PHP at 1-800-544-3014 or at www.phpkc.com
to find a participating provider.
The Plan offers prescription drug benefits through SavRx. The SavRx pharmacy network includes most major chain pharmacy
locations, where you can fill your prescriptions. Please remember that any prescriptions filled at Wal-Mart or Sam’s
Club are not covered under the Plan. You may contact SavRx at (800) 228-3108.
Utilization Management (UM)
The Plan offers a Utilization Management (UM) Program through HealthSmart. If you are going to be in-patient the
Provider must call HealthSmart to pre-authorize the care. If they do not make this call, the benefits payable by the
Plan may be reduced. In case of an emergency admission, you or a family member must call HealthSmart by the next
business day after the admission. Call HealthSmart at (877) 202-6379.
You may use any dental provider for services, however the Plan will pay more if you use a PPO dentist. As a participant
of the Plan, you have access to the services and benefits of Delta Dental, which offers discounted rates for your dental
care needs. You may contact Delta Dental at (800) 234-3375 or at
You may use any vision provider for services, however the Plan will pay more if you use a VSP provider. As a participant
of the Plan, you have access to the services and benefits of VSP, which offers discounted retail rates for your vision
care needs when you go to any provider participating in the network. Simply tell your eye doctor that you are a VSP
participant and you will receive instant discounts on frames, lenses, contacts and exams. To verify that your vision
care provider participates in VSP, ask them, or call VSP at (800) 877-7195.
Short Term Disability
The Plan provides a Short Term Disability Benefit. If you are totally disabled you may be eligible to receive this
benefit. You are considered totally disabled if you are completely unable to perform the regular duties of your job
because of a non-occupational injury or illness and are under the direct and continuing care of a physician. If you are
eligible for this benefit, you should call the Fund Office as soon as possible at (785) 267-0140.
In the event of your death, the Plan may provide a death benefit to your beneficiary. The amount of your death benefit
is $10,000.00 for the member and $5,000.00 for spouse or dependents. The death benefit will be paid to your beneficiary
as designated by you on the form authorized by the Fund Office, provided the Fund Office receives your completed form
prior to your death. A beneficiary designation form is available at the Fund office, you can request a form from the
Fund Office at (785) 267-0140.