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Benefits Committee Training and Wellness Health Benefits Available

Date: October 8, 2021

This week, our MEC Benefits Committee conducted their annual committee training for AFA volunteers throughout our system.  The MEC Benefits Committee hosted representatives from LHR, ORD, DEN, SFO, LAX, HNL, IAD, LAS, BOS, CLE, and GUM at this years’ annual training event.  These trained professionals will now be working hard for each of us in our Local Councils.  We congratulate them on completion of the training and thank them for their dedication to supporting and educating our fellow flying partners in understanding the full cadre of our insurance and retirement benefits.

Our MEC Benefits Committee reminds all of us that our Contractual Health Plans offer wellness checkups, screenings, and routine vaccinations at 100% coverage, which means no out-of-pocket cost to you.

Examples of covered services include an annual physical, mammogram, prostate check, and wellness exams for children, which include all routine childhood immunizations.  We have negotiated these benefits to not only encourage ourselves to stay healthy.  Using the preventative benefits that have been negotiated by our Union is a fantastic way to stay in peak physical condition, especially during this period where an active pandemic is presenting challenges for all of us.

For a full list of preventative services covered, please refer to page 262 in our Contract (Section 29>Benefits>Appendix C>Preventive Services).

If you have additional questions, please reach out to your Local Council Benefits Committee for guidance and direction.

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