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Important Retiree Medical Trust (RMT) Improvements Coming Soon! - 6/12/19

Started by Mike Vail, Wednesday June, 12, 2019, 09:58

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Mike Vail

Good Day Everyone,

After a competitive bidding process, the RMT Trustee Board has selected a new third-party administrator (TPA). With this transition, significant changes and improvements are coming to the DSA's Redwood Empire Retiree Medical Trust! We are very excited to bring these changes to you. The new TPA is called Vimly Benefits Solutions and will be replacing the W.C. Earhart Company. Included in this post is a copy of a letter you all members will soon be receiving in the mail. The letter you receive will depend on whether you are an 'Active' member, 'Group A' retiree or a 'Group B' retiree.

There are some exciting new benefits that come from our arrangement with Vimly. Vimly has partnered with a company called BPAS to provide a credit card associated with your account for Group A members. The card can be used to pay for your medical expenses. They also have web portal to view your balances and account information online. These are just two of the new benefits.

Rather than overwhelm people with a ton of information all at once, we will be posting the info about the Trust changes as they take effect and when they will be most useful to members. The posts will always be on the DSA for your future reference and can easily be accessed by clicking the large RMT button at the top of the DSA Member Area.

Most of the information will be sent to your home address via US Mail. We will also post and announce new posts on the DSA website with the information. You should receive an email notification that the posts are ready for you to read. Please keep an eye out for these announcements and other correspondence from the RMT Trustee Board. The information is designed to be helpful to you. There are numerous changes and improvements coming in the near future that will benefit both Group A and Group B members.

Once the changes are fully implemented, we plan to hold a breakfast meeting at the DSA Hall for active and retired members to meet with the RMT Trustees Board members, hear a presentation on all the new benefits and ask questions about the RMT and your benefits. We will make sure we fully notify everyone of this meeting in advance so as many people can attend as possible.

Take care and thanks for your patience as we bring this new company online to provide the best service possible for our retired members. The transition should go quickly and will be well worth it!

A HUGE thanks to our RMT volunteer Trustees for working through this process for our bothers and sisters!

Fraternally,
Mike Vail and the RMT Trustee Board
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Mike Vail

All,

The contact phone number for Vimly that was sent to everyone is incorrect. Below is the correct number for you to call for their assistance. The RMT Trustees have been notified and will be working with Vimly to correct their documentation. I have updated the documents notices in the first post here with the corrected phone number if you want to re-download them.

Vimly Benefit Solutions
Phone: (855) 796-6978
Email: redwood@vimly.com

Take care,
Mike Vail
Mike's Favorite Quotes:
"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood" - General George Patton
"A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week" - General George Patton
"No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making other poor bastards die for theirs" - General George Patton
"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" - George Orwell
"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. HIT IT!" - The Blues Brothers
  • Patrol, FTO, EOD, Windsor PD, Courts, DSA VP, DSA President

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I just spoke with Melissa at Vimly to check on the BPAS debit card to pay for medical expenses and she confirmed that talks with BPAS have broken down and they will not be partnering with them for a debit card payment system, nor have they been in talks with any other company to provide services so for now we pay for medical expenses out of pocket, then submit a reibursement form.
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