Saturday, December 19, 2015

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  • Review Your 2016 Benefits Elections - LAA/LUS
  • Voluntary Insurance Deductions Begin in January - LAA/LUS
  • Earn a Free Doctor on Demand Visit - LAA/LUS
  • 2015 Flexible Spending Account Reminder - LAA/LUS
  • Predesignation of Personal Physician - LAA (LAX, SFO)

Review Your 2016 Benefits Elections - LAA/LUS

Before 2016 begins, please review your benefits via to confirm your 2016 elections were captured correctly. Also, be sure to verify your beneficiaries for life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage are updated and correct.

Login by going to and click on Benefits Service Center under Quick Links. Then, click on Health & Insurance > Coverage Details > Future Coverage.

Contact the Benefits Service Center with any questions at 1-888-860-6178 M-F 9am-6pm CT.

Voluntary Insurance Deductions Begin in January - LAA/LUS

Automatic deductions will begin in January for those APFA members who signed up for the voluntary insurance through Union Benefit Partners (UBP) during open enrollment in October. Whether your payment method is via checking, savings or credit card, the deduction will be taken on January 4th. After January, the deductions will be taken the first day of each month. If you have any questions about your deductions or benefits, please email Carolyn Ernau with UBP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 862-926-5244.

Earn a Free Doctor on Demand Visit - LAA/LUS

American Airlines has partnered with Doctor on Demand to offer 24/7 access to board-certified physicians on your camera-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer. Doctors can diagnose and treat you and your dependents for most non-emergency medical issues, including 18 of the top 20 conditions treated in urgent care centers and emergency rooms. They can even send prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. Doctor on Demand will begin on January 1, 2016. But if you set up an account before December 31, 2015, and enter the code AAFREE, you can receive a credit for a free visit usable at any time. Download your Doctor on Demand app today from the App Store or Google Play, and set up your Doctor on Demand account today.

2015 Flexible Spending Account Reminder - LAA/LUS

If you had a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for the 2015 plan year, there is a grace period that extends into 2016 for your 2015 expenses if you still have a remaining account balance. You can use your 2015 FSA for services rendered between January 1, 2015 and the extended grace period deadline of March 15, 2016. All claim forms and receipts must be submitted to Your Spending Account (YSA) no later than June 15, 2016.

Predesignation of Personal Physician - LAA (LAX, SFO)
California-Based Flight Attendants: In August 2014, employees based in California should have received a letter from Harbor Health Systems explaining the recent change to the Pre-designation law. Now all California-Based employees are required to update their pre-designated physician information. The pre-designated physician change was included in an APFA Hotline message dated 9/13/14.

It has recently been brought to our attention that some Flight Attendants based in California have been notified stating their pre-designated physician form is no longer valid. If an employee does not have a pre-designated physician on file in the event of an Injury on Duty (IOD) claim, they will be required to select a physician from the Worker’s Compensation Network. In California, it is the Medical Provider Network (MPN), 855-854-6141 or If you wish to have your own physician on file in the event of a Worker’s Compensation claim (IOD), you may complete the following form: Predesignation of Personal Physician. The form must be completed prior to filing a new IOD claim.
The completed form needs to be sent to:

Harbor Health Systems
P.O. Box 54770
Irvine, CA 92619-4770
Be sure to provide a copy of the form to your FSM to be included in your P-file (personal file). In order to be eligible for Salary Pay Continuance under Section 27 of our JCBA, the pre-designated physician must be in the MPN. Any questions regarding the pre-designated physician requirements may be sent directly to APFA National IOD Chair, Bellia Peckson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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