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Important Benefit Update – Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Attention CWA 4340 Members @ AT$T:

Effective Jan 23, 2018, your AT&T Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) was transferred to Your Spending AccountTM (YSA) from WageWorks. You can now view your AT&T HRA balance, conduct transactions, and submit claims for reimbursement. Simply go to the AT&T Benefits Center and then click on Reimbursement Accounts.

Submitting Claims

2017 incurred expenses: You may submit any remaining 2017 expenses that were not previously submitted to WageWorks by Dec. 31, 2017, to YSA through the AT&T Benefits Center, or by using the Reimburse Me mobile app. Be sure to submit any required receipts or documentation.

2018 incurred expenses: If you participate in AT&T medical, dental, vision or prescription drug programs, your claims will be submitted for you and processed automatically. No action is required of you. Starting the week of Jan. 22, your 2018 claims from the following participating AT&T administrators will automatically be sent to your account for processing. This process applies to company-sponsored plans only*, and includes the following AT&T administrators:

  • UnitedHealthcare (Medical or CarePlus)
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Medical)
  • CVS Caremark (Prescription Drug)
  • Beacon Health (Employee Assistance Program and Mental Health/Substance Abuse)
  • Cigna (Dental)
  • EyeMed (Vision)
*Automatic claims reimbursement does not apply to fully insured health care such as Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Dental Health Maintenance Organizations (DHMOs).

If you’re enrolled in a non-participating AT&T administrator, such as an HMO, and you have out-of-pocket health care expenses, you’ll need to manually submit your 2018 health care claims to YSA. You can submit a claim at the AT&T Benefits Center website or by using the Reimburse Me app. Be sure to provide any required receipts or documentation.

Direct Deposit

If you want to have your reimbursements automatically deposited into your checking or savings account, you must sign up for direct deposit, if you have not already done so. For privacy and security purposes, your banking information was not included in the transition. Log on to the AT&T Benefits Center website, and click the Direct Deposit Message or click Reimbursement Accounts on the top navigation and then select Update Direct Deposit under Other Resources. If you do not sign up for direct deposit, reimbursement checks will be mailed to your home address on file.

For More Information
If you have questions, contact the AT&T Benefits Center at 877-722-0020 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Central time, Monday through Friday.


Corporate Bond Rates 2018

To: All AT&T Union Members

The corporate bond rates have been published.  The new corporate bond rates affect the value of AT&T lump sum pensions, which will change in the 2018 calendar year. 

CLICK HERE to Read More/View Corporate Bond Rates for 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018


2018 AT&T open enrollment additional time

Attention: All CWA Members employed by AT&T

We have been informed that due to high call volumes, Annual Enrollment for 2018 Benefits will be extended as follows:

For participants scheduled to enroll 10/2 – 10/13. 
 Additional time to enroll or make changes:  10/14 – 10/27.

  • ·           Bargained Retirees AIT (Midwest)   
  • ·           Bargained Retirees AT&T (Legacy T) (Includes Puerto Rico)
  • ·           Bargained Retirees NIC (Tier 1 and 2)
  • ·           Bargained Retirees Mobility

For participants currently enrolling in 2018 benefits during 10/9 – 10/20.  
Additional time to enroll or make changes:  10/21 – 11/3.

  • ·           Active AT&T (Midwest) Bargained
  • ·           Active AT&T (Legacy T) Bargained (includes Puerto Rico)
  • ·           Active Mobility Bargained

For participants that begin enrolling in 2018 benefits 10/16 – 10/27.  
Additional time to enroll or make changes:  10/28 – 11/10

  • ·           Active Midwest & Legacy T DTV Technicians
  • ·           Active Bargained NIC (Tier 1 and 2)
  • ·           Bargained Retirees Midwest & Legacy T DTV Technicians

AT&T Midwest/Legacy S 4th Quarter Surplus

Today, AT&T announced a potential 4th quarter surplus in the Technical Field Services (TFS) Department, Internet & Entertainment Field Services (IEFS) Department and Business Services Department.  This will affect employees represented by CWA Local 4340 in the Cleveland FAA.

The majority of the employees to be affected by the AT&T announcement have met with management today, September 15, 2017 to review SIPP information.

AT&T’s announced surplus affecting CWA Local 4340 members are:

  • AT&T is eliminating 8 Customer Service Specialist (CSS) positions in TFS throughout the Cleveland FAA.
  • AT&T is eliminating 6 Customer Service Specialist (CSS) positions in Business Services within the Cleveland FAA.
  • AT&T is eliminating 1 Dispatcher position in IEFS in Euclid

Article 26 of the CWA contract with AT&T governs all AT&T surplus declarations.  Please contact your Steward or the Union office with questions regarding Article 26.  The Union will continue to release updates as there are updates.