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Important message from the Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund. Health Screening

July 6, 2017billrossInquirer

The WellTeam® Screening Program
is again going Full Steam!

An Integral Part of the Teamsters
Health and Welfare Fund’s Wellness Initiative

We care about your health . . .and we want to ensure you have the tools you need to maintain your good health! Since 2004, the Fund has sponsored a Disease Management/Wellness Program to help members with moderate to chronic
medical conditions maintain and improve their health. Beginning this March, the Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund has expanded its wellness program, which will now be known as WellTeam®, to include yearly wellness screenings for all members and their spouses.

WellTeam® encourages all members and their spouses to undergo a quick and easy wellness screening to identify health issues
before they become serious. The Fund has partnered with Health Care Solutions and Quest Diagnostics with its “Blueprint for Wellness” program to provide these screenings
(at no cost to the patient) between March 1st and September 30th at any one of Quest’s more than 2000 Patient Service Centers throughout the United States. A quick call to Health Care Solutions, or to Quest, or registration on the Quest
website, will enable you to schedule a screening at a time convenient to you at the Quest Patient Service Center closest to you. (You have the option of having your doctor complete the screening and fax the results to Quest, but you must register on the Quest
website to obtain a “Physician Results Form” and you will be responsible for copays, deductibles and co-insurance relating to those services.)

A wellness screening provides an assessment of your basic health status and offers valuable insights into your health risks. The wellness screening includes a non-fasting test for cholesterol and blood glucose (sugar) levels,
blood pressure measurement, height, weight and waist circumference to calculate body mass index (BMI). (NOTE: A fasting blood test produces more accurate results.) The screening takes only minutes to complete and is offered through the Quest Diagnostics Blueprint
for Wellness® program. A comprehensive, customized report specific to you is sent to you in about two weeks after your screening.

Although the program is voluntary, the only way to earn participation for your family in the Fund’s top plan beginning January 1, 2018 is to participate in the program and complete the screening. Employees and covered spouses
must complete a wellness screening by September 30, 2017. Participation in the Platinum Plan, the plan having the lowest copays, deductibles and out-of-pocket expense, will be effective January 1, 2018. (Dependent children do not participate in the WellTeam®
screening program.) Those who choose not to participate in the WellTeam® program will default to the Fund’s “Gold” Plan in 2018.

Don’t wait! Schedule your screening . . .

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