Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs, and door-to-door visits. If a beneficiary agrees to genetic testing or verifies personal or Medicare information, a testing kit is sent even if it is not ordered by a physician or mediacally necessary.
TIPS: If a genetic testing kit is mailed to you, you shouldn't accept it unless it was ordered by a physician. Refuse the delivery or return it to the sender and keep a record of the sender's name and the date returned.
Be suspicious of anyone who offers free genetic testing and then requests a Medicare number. If personal information is compromised, it may be used in other fraud schemes.
A physician should approve any request for genetic testing.
Medicare beneficiaries should be cautious of unsolicited requests for their Medicare numbers. If anyone other then their physician's office requests their Medicare information, do NOT provide it.
*Failure to timely report changes could result in fraud, especially if claims were collected that were not to be allowed or due*
OPEN ENROLLMENT: Any eligible members wishing to review other health plans and wishing to change coverage as of July 1 for the 2019-20 school year should attend Open Enrollment at the NYSUT Conference Center, 201 Stockade Drive, Kingston, on Wednesday June 5, 3-5pm.
RETIREE DENTAL: Retirees are reminded that the semi-annual premium payment for 2019-20 dental coverage is due to the Trust Office by June 30, 2019. Any eligible members not currently enrolled who desire coverage should contact Kathy Hyatt at the Trust Office, (845) 338-5422 or Kathy@ktftrustfund.com
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, 2019.
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.