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ATTN: Cornerstone Disability Members
All of the Local Chairmen and Secretary Treasurers have received a flyer announcing the open enrollment. As you may be aware, your group insurance with the BLET BNSF/MRL is renewing onNovember 1st, 2016. Due to very high claims volume, there have been significant changes made to the rates and benefits. The overall performance of the BLET BNSF/MRL GCA plan is included here for your review. It is important that you and your members understand the attached PDF showing the Loss Ratio and Claims Data for the union group insurance. Claims volume and benefits paid to your members is what forces any changes to monthly premiums and benefits provided. Also attached is the new monthly premium rate guide.
My name is Chris Colton and I will be your dedicated renewal specialist. All members should receive a packet in the mail within the next few weeks. If a member does not receive a packet by the end of September, please reach out to the Cornerstone office at (847) 387-3555. If an address has changed or if a new member has joined your Division, please send me the information. I will assist your members with determining, and selecting the plans that best meet the needs for them and their families. Please remember that all coverage is voluntary. Members must enroll by Friday, October 28.
• All members currently enrolled will need to re-enroll (phone call to Cornerstone office is preferred method)
• Coverage is “guaranteed issue” during open enrollment, Members cannot be declined coverage
• Total losses for STD, LTD, and Life Insurance benefits paid (including reserves set aside for LTD) since 2/1/2014 make up a total loss of $4.1 million
• Short Term coverage will now cover 50 weeks with a 14 day waiting period
• Long Term Disability benefits have a 12 month waiting period (covered by STD) and give up to 5 years of disability protection (combination of STD & LTD gives 6 years coverage)
• Monthly premiums will increase
• The next renewal will be on 11/1/2019 (3 year rate guarantee)
After shopping the market, Cornerstone is confident that the offer through Principal is the best for the union and its members. This plan has helped many members through difficult times and the changes to the plan will help secure the longevity of the coverage.
Regional Account Executive
Cornerstone Assurance Group
22333 Classic Court
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 387.3555 Office
(847) 533.5140 Mobile
EMS Failure Reporting Form.pdf
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Added BLET Div 32 Meeting Synopsis!
Couldn't attend the last Div 32 Meeting? That's ok, we will see you next time. Now you can stay up to date with everything Div 32 by navigating to the MTG Synopsis tab at the top of the page! Or just click MTG Synopsis to be redirected.
Inward Facing Cameras Have arrived!!!
brought to the attention of this office that foreign
line locomotives equipped with inward facing cameras have
been arriving on the property. Please inform your
membership that they should assume that these cameras
are actively recording at all times and to make every
effort to remember this at all times during their tour of
duty on these locomotives. It is imperative that they
do not interfere or tamper with these devices to avoid
any chance of discipline.
PLEASE NAVIGATE TO THE CLAIMS SECTION FOR INFORMATION REGARDING PENALTY CLAIMS FOR THESE CAMERAS
If you have any concerns about an investigation notice that you may have received please contact Marty Fox (815) 751-2741 directly. Don't count on him receiving a timely copy of the notice. Also, if you place a copy of any claims/declinations in the box at eola please let Marty know about it. Thanks.
IF YOU RECEIVE A DECLINATION ON A CLAIM PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD IT TO THE LOCAL CHAIRMAN VIA TSS. PLEASE FILL OUT AN R-100 AND INCLUDE ANY RELEVANT INFORMATION, PLACE IT INTO THE BLE CLAIMS BOX AT EOLA AND LET MARTY FOX KNOW IT IS THERE. THANKS!