New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund

The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund is pleased to announce a partnership with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Effective 10/1/06, NJC Health Fund has entered into an agreement to provide the national BlueCard PPO program for all fund participants. This is a seamless network that affords our membership the ability to use any network doctor or network hospital nationwide. Members who are traveling, or living in another state will have access to 600,000 network doctors and over 6,100 hospitals in 50 states.

Your BCBS ID card has an easy identifiable PPO in a suitcase logo. To protect your privacy, all participants have been assigned a new random ID number. Therefore, for billing purposes, it is very important for each member to present this new card when visiting any provider.

To find a BCBS BlueCard PPO provider: Click on the link below:

www.horizonblue.com/njcarpenters

or you can call 1-800-810-BLUE (1-800-810-2583), or call the fund office if you need further assistance.

Be advised that the following benefits ARE NOT handled by BCBS, as they are managed separately by the NJC Fund:

            • PRESCRIPTIONS (use the MEDCO card)
            • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Mental Health/Substance Abuse)

The Behavioral Health department at the New Jersey Carpenters Fund has a designated, confidential phone line to assist our members who are in need of counseling or substance abuse programs. If you need help, call 1-732-417-0300. You can read details about this benefit by referring to the column on the right, click on Behavioral Health.