Marketplace – Hourly Members Only

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The Midwest Operating Engineers Health Plan Marketplace (the “Marketplace”) became effective April 1, 2016.  The goal of the Marketplace is to allow more choices to better meet our members’ health care needs while addressing rising health care costs for the Welfare Fund. To make this happen, you must start thinking like a consumer:

  • review your family’s health care needs
  • weigh the costs and features of each health plan option
  • do you have enough credits in your Credit Bank to afford the health plan you want to select?
  • what are your projected work hours and employer contribution rate (less the retiree subsidy)?
  • is your Employer reporting your hours timely?  Log into your My150 account and view your My HOURS tab.

By considering the above, you can choose a plan that best meets your family’s needs and is affordable.  If you don’t need coverage under Plan A and/or family coverage, you’ll be better off choosing a different health plan option. This will keep more credits in your Credit Bank to pay for health plan coverage over time.

If you are a new member to the Marketplace, you must meet the eligibility requirements of working 300 hours in a rolling consecutive 12 month period.

For example:  May – 150 Hours       June – 150 hours

You worked your 300th  hour in June but these hours are not reported to the Fund Office until July;  August is considered the Administrative Period and your coverage under the Marketplace will begin September 1st.

Once the Fund Office starts receiving your welfare contributions, you will receive information so that you can register on My150 and start adding your dependents.

For the first Plan Year that you become eligible for the Marketplace, you will be covered under the Bronze PPO Plan based on your appropriate coverage tier (i.e. Member Only, Member + 1, or Family).  During the next Open Enrollment period, you will be able to select from any of the Marketplace health plan options.

PLEASE NOTE:  Open Enrollment is an annual process. The open enrollment period for the upcoming 2019/2020 Plan Year is from January 14, 2019 through February 28, 2019.  Its important that you re-evaluate your projected work hours and your medical needs to ensure you are choosing a health plan option that best fits your family’s needs. Prior to open enrollment, you will receive all the information that you will need in order to make and informed health care option decision. 

Please take advantage of the resources available.  The Fund Office is always here to support you!!