The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union of New Jersey, or BACNJ, represents craftworkers in the trowel trades across the state. These trades include bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile setters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers.
As you may have heard or read, starting on January 15, 2022, group health plans are required to cover over-the-counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 tests without participant cost-sharing, preauthorization, or medical management, even if no health care provider was involved in ordering the test.
As this requirement was just announced last week, the Health Fund and its vendors are currently working together to determine how to administer this new benefit. At this time, we have not yet determined whether health providers and/or pharmacies will be reimbursed directly for the tests, or whether participants will need to purchase the tests and submit claims for reimbursement. We are hopeful that SAVRx will provide a way to cover the tests through the prescription drug program so you can purchase them at no cost, but we do not know for sure if that program will meet all of the government requirements.
As soon as we know how the new OTC at-home test program will be administered, we will send out more information. In the meantime, please keep receipts for any OTC Covid-19 tests you purchase on or after January 15, 2022, and the box the test comes in, in case you need that to get reimbursed.
Please note that the federal government will deliver to each household 4 free at-home COVID tests. You can order them now at https://www.covidtests.gov
Please keep checking back here on our website for more information.
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For those participants with Health Fund eligibility effective January 1, 2021 (based on hours worked, or self-pay ‘banking arrangements) please be advised that The Board of Trustees of the NJ BAC Health Fund have adopted benefit improvements to the plan effective January l, 2021.