Current News and Announcements

3/31/2017 - EXPANDED AUTISM BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN

The Board of Trustees has recently expanded Autism benefits for children up to age 16. Please read the attached newsletter to learn more about this expanded benefit as well as other important Plan reminders.
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2/3/2017 - Tax Forms - Coming Soon

The LINE CONSTRUCTION BENEFIT FUND (LINECO) is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to send out proof of health coverage for 2016.
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12/21/2016 - Retiree Self-Pay Rates for 2017

The Board of Trustees has announced there will be a slight increase to the rates effective March 1st 2017. Current participating retirees will receive an official notice in January 2017 with updated rate information. These rates take effect on 3/1/2017.
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11/21/2016 - New SPD and Important Benefit Updates

Each year the Line Construction Benefit Fund is required to provide certain important Plan information to our members. Please take a moment to review the attached regarding benefit changes effective January 1, 2017.
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10/4/2016 - LINECO Nondiscrimination Notice

The Line Construction Benefit Fund (the "Plan") complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Read our full nondiscrimination notice.
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8/17/2016 - Attention California Members:

Effective 9/1/2016, LINECO will begin to exclusively utilize the Blue Cross of California PPO provider network. In a majority of cases, the provider you see today is already in the Blue Cross of California network. Please see attached post card for additional information.
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1/21/2016 - New Tax Forms Coming Soon!

The LINE CONSTRUCTION BENEFIT FUND (LINECO) is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to send out proof of health coverage in the coming months. If you were eligible for LINECO at any time during 2015, you may receive an IRS 1095 – B Form that proves you had qualified and minimum essential health coverage for you and your eligible family members during 2015.

Please keep these documents with any other important tax forms (W-2's, etc) in case they are needed when you file your return.

Please keep an eye out for your 1095-B mailing from LINECO during late January / early February 2016. TO LEARN MORE: Please click on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the new tax forms.


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12/16/2015 - Retiree Self-Pay Rates for 2016

The Board of Trustees has announced there will be a slight increase to the rates effective March 1st 2016. Current participating retirees will receive an official notice in January 2016 with updated rate information. These rates take effect on 3/1/2016.
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12/1/2015 - Line Connection Newsletter and Important Benefit Updates

Each year the Line Construction Benefit Fund is required to provide certain important Plan information to our members. Please take a moment to read this document and familiarize yourself with any upcoming changes regarding your benefits. Helpful tips to get the most out of your plan are included. You should keep this newsletter near or with your Summary Plan Description (SPD).
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9/4/2015 - We Are Moving

Effective September 8, 2015, LINECO has moved. Our New Address is:

Line Construction Benefit Fund
821 Parkview Blvd
Lombard, IL 60148 - 3230
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6/29/2015 - Introducing Teladoc

24/7 Access to Board Certified Physician and Pediatricians. Only a Phone Call Away and FREE to Fund Members.
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2/20/2015 - INFORMATION ABOUT ANTHEM BlueCross BlueShield Cyber-Attack

Line Construction Benefit Fund is closely monitoring a recent cyber attack against the IT Systems at Anthem BlueCross BlueShield (Anthem).
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1/16/2015 - 2014 Tax Information - Eligibility Statements now Online

You may be told by your tax preparer that you need documentation regarding your group health plan coverage in 2014 in order to complete your tax filing.
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12/24/2014 - Retiree Self-Pay Rates for 2015

After two (2) years of no changes to the Retiree Self - Pay rates, The Board of Trustees has announced there will be a slight increase to the rates effective March 1st 2015.
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11/26/2014 - Line Connection Newsletter and Important Benefit Updates

Each year the Line Construction Benefit Fund is required to provide certain important Plan information to our members. Please take a moment to read this document and familiarize yourself with any upcoming changes regarding your benefits. Helpful tips to get the most out of your plan are included. You should keep this newsletter near or with your Summary Plan Description (SPD).
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11/26/2014 - Updated SBCs Now Available

Updated SBCs Now Available for Active and Medicare.
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12/13/2013 - Line Connection Newsletter and Important Benefit Updates

Each year the Line Construction Benefit Fund is required to provide certain important Plan information to our members. Please take a moment to read this document and familiarize yourself with any upcoming changes regarding your benefits. Helpful tips to get the most out of your plan are included. You should keep this newsletter near or with your Summary Plan Description (SPD).
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12/13/2013 - Updated SBCs Now Available

Updated SBCs Now Available for Active and Medicare.
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12/13/2013 - Retiree Self-Pay Rates for 2014

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that there will be NO increase to the current rates for retiree benefits under the Line Construction Benefit Fund.
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7/9/2013 - $250 Gift Card for Healthy Moms = Healthy Babies!

Medical Cost Management (MCM), Lineco's medical review organization also provides a prenatal program for Lineco participants.
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7/3/2013 - New Summary Plan Descriptions Coming Soon

Lineco is distributing new and improved Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD's). You should receive these in the mail this summer!
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7/3/2013 - Filling Prescriptions Just Got Easier

Effective July 1, 2013, you no longer have to send your retail pharmacy prescription receipts to Lineco and wait for reimbursement. Your 20% coinsurance and any deductible remaining will be calculated right at the pharmacy while you wait for your prescription to be filled. You no longer need to pay 100% of the cost up front and file your claims for reimbursement.
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12/21/2012 - Summary of Material Modifications

This notice contains important Plan improvements to your Lineco Plan of benefits.
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12/30/2011 - Notice About Walgreens And Express Scripts

Walgreens and Express Scripts, Lineco's prescription benefit manager, have been in a contract dispute. Walgreens will not be in the Express Script's network as of January 1, 2012.
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12/19/2011 - Important Notice

Please read this notice carefully - it contains important information, clarifications regarding your benefits, and benefit changes effective January 1, 2012.
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5/24/2011 - Hearing Health Discount Plan

This notice describes Lineco's Hearing Health Discount Plan, offering substantial savings off hearing aids and related health care services, generous trial and warranty periods, and more.
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12/16/2010 - IMPORTANT NOTICE of Plan Changes Effective 1/1/2011

The Trustees of the Line Construction Benefit Fund have adopted the following Plan changes, most of which are effective January 1, 2011. Many of these changes represent significant Plan enhancements. Please read this notice carefully and keep a copy with your June 1, 2009 Summary Plan Description (SPD) booklet for future reference.
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10/28/2010 - Summary Annual Report (2009)

This is the Summary Annual Report for the Plan year ending 12/31/2009.
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6/2/2010 - Second Lineco Newsletter, Benefits Beat, Available Online

This edition contains news and information about:

  • Prescription Drug Benefits
  • Prenatal Care
  • The Member Assistance Program (MAP)
  • And more...


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12/21/2009 - Benefit Plan Changes

Important Notice Regarding the Benefit Plan: Extension of the acupuncture benefit, revised eligibility rules for weekly income benefits, and full-time student medical leave.
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11/15/2009 - First Lineco Newsletter, Benefits Beat, Available Online

This edition contains news and information about:

  • Lineco's Updated Website!
  • Reminders about ValueOptions
  • How to File Claims
  • Wellness Benefits for Children
  • Reciprocity
  • And more...


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7/1/2009 - Summary Annual Report (2008)

This is the Summary Annual Report for the Plan year ending 12/31/2008.
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5/18/2009 - New Features

Two new features have been added to your online access to information. When you login, you will see two new tabs that allow you to access (1) your claims history and Explanations of Benefits (EOBs) and (2) all of your medical and dental year-to-date deductibles and maximums. Check it out!
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10/3/2008 - Summary of Material Modifications

This notice contains important Plan improvements to your Lineco Plan of benefits.
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6/18/2008 - Summary Annual Report (2007)

This is the Summary Annual Report for the Plan year ending 12/31/2007.
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6/18/2008 - Summary Annual Report (2006)

This is the Summary Annual Report for the Plan year ending 12/31/2006.
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5/21/2008 - New Website Launched

The Trustees are pleased to present a newly redesigned website.
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5/12/2008 - Summary of Material Modifications

This notice contains important Plan improvements to your Lineco Plan of benefits.
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