*Failure to timely report changes could result in fraud, especially if claims were collected that were not to be allowed or due*
NOTICE: Retiree MEDICARE members
Copies of new Medicare ID Cards are due to the Trust Office, NOW!
After January 1, 2020, if your new Medicare ID Card has not been registered by the Trust, any Medicare claims will be rejected by Medicare and will be returned to the Trust. To avoid any and all issues related to Medicare claims, please send a copy of your NEW MEDICARE ID CARD to:
Kingston Trust Fund, Attn.: Kathy Hyatt, PO Box 4461, Kingston, NY 12402
Take a picture of your card and email it to: Kathy@ktftrustfund.com .
PLEASE DO IT NOW!
NEW PLAN AMENDMENTS--Effective July 1, 2019
2019-5: The maximum annual benefit for medical marijuana shall be increased from $1,000 to $2,000.
2019-6: The surgery pre-authorization threshold shall be increased from $1,500 to $2,500.
OUT OF AREA STUDENTS
If you have a student dependent who is residing out of the 75 mile radius of Kingston, please forward information regarding their Fall registration and college enrollment to the Trust Office by September 30 and by Jan. 30 for the Spring semester.
CanaRx: PATIENT IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT
Canadian pharmacies are now required to have a photo ID on file prior to dispensing prescriptions. CanaRx will be contacting all Trust members who have existing prescriptions with them to ensure there is no interruption with any orders. To satisfy the requirement, a copy of your driver's license should suffice:
1. Use your cell phone to take a picture of your driver's license.
2. Email it to: ID@CanaRx.com. Note the group--Kingston Trust Fund.
If you don't have a smart phone, ask a friend to take the pix and to email it for you.
Out of Area forms for students are no longer needed, but a copy of the students college registration and schedule needs to be submitted to the Trust Office each semester.
Trust Fund ID Cards contain all of your benefits on one card. Please destroy your old NHAI cards. In presenting your card,Please State: "I have the Kingston Trust Plan administered through MagnaCare with the MagnaCare PPO Network and the existing KTF Network, formerly NHAI." Families received two (2) cards, each in the member's name. Individuals received one (1) card. Customized cards for spouse and dependents have been printed and mailed. Show your new cards to your provider, lab, dentist, and pharmacy. Some providers are not set up to accept MagnaCare and if they think that's the only PPO Network you have, the computer will reject it. Further, if they don't accept MagnaCare, but were an existing provider in the NHAI Network or want to join the KTF Network, please have them contact the Trust at: 844-KTF-FUND. *DO NOT CALL MagnaCare or NHAI.*
PPO Providers: You have access to the KTF Network (formerly NHAI) and the additional MagnaCare Network. and MultiPlan when outside of the 75 mile radius of Kingston or when MagnaCare or a KTF Network provider is not available.