Please be advised that as of May 11, 2023, the Federal public health emergency declarations, related to the COVID-19 pandemic will end.
The following declarations will NO LONGER be in effect.
COVID Vaccines- Plans and issuers are no longer required to cover COVID-19 vaccines without cost sharing even when provided by out-of-network providers or reimburse out-of-network providers a reasonable amount for vaccine administration.
COVID-Testing - Group health plans and individual health insurance plans are no longer required to cover COVID-19 tests and testing-related services without cost sharing or prior authorization or other medical management requirements.
COVID At Home Testing Kits - Over the counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests authorized, cleared, or approved by the FDA, will no longer be covered by the Plan.
COVID Home Testing Kits Reimbursement- Group health plans and individual health insurance (including grandfathered plans) are No longer required to reimburse out-of-network providers or participants for tests and related services.
COBRA Extensions- The extensions to the elections period, premium payments, time frames for filing claims and deadline for external appeals will end 60 days after May 11, 2023.
If you have any questions on the above enhancements to our Plan, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Welfare Fund Office at (908) 687-4488.
The Trustees of Teamsters Local 641 Welfare Fund are proud to announce that as of June 1, 2023, the Plan will be utilizing a new prescription benefits manager
All Benefits will remain the same.
EmpiRx Health provides a personalized touch at every level, with Member Services and pharmacists available 24/7/365 to assist with all your prescription needs.
Please check your mail carefully in the month of May for your EmpiRx Health Welcome Packet, it
contains a plan brochure and mail order materials, and you will also receive new cards separately.
Present your new ID card to your participating pharmacy on or after June 1, 2023.You can present a physical copy of your card, or you can access a digital version using the EmpiRx Health App on your mobile device or online at myempirxhealth.com. To fill a prescription prior to receiving your new card, please provide the pharmacy with your first/last name, date of birth, ID number found on your medical card, and EmpiRx Health's processing information:
RxBIN 017688, RxPCN 9743, RxGRP 19117
Mail Order Pharmacy
EmpiRx mail-order pharmacy is Benecard Central Fill. They fill or coordinate most maintenance, high cost, and specialty medications that require special handling and administration. Where applicable, alternative funding for select high-cost specialty drugs may be obtained, and your out-of-pocket costs could be reduced.
For Your Health & Safety
Some prescriptions may require clinical review before being filled. This process is a safety measure that protects you from potential side effects and harmful interactions with other medications, and ensures you receive the most appropriate therapy for your health condition. If a clinical review is needed for your medication, EmpiRx Health works directly with your doctor to get the information needed before filling the prescription.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact
EmpiRx Member Services toll-free at
1-877-241-7123/ TDD 1-888-907-0020.
They will always be available to assist you with live Member Services Representatives and Pharmacists 24 hours a day, seven days a week dedicated just for Teamsters Local 641 Welfare Fund
The Trustees are committed to always looking to enhance our members’ benefits and they feel that EmpiRx Health will deliver a more personalized approach to our members’ needs for pharmacy benefits.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Fund office at 908-687-4488.
ALICE RYAN - CLAIMS ANALYST