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10.09.20 – 2021 Annual Enrollment Begins in 6 Days

Friday, October 9, 2020 2021 Annual Enrollment Begins in 6 Days As a reminder, 2021 Annual Enrollment runs from October 15 to November 6, 2020. You will have until 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, November 6 to elect your 2021 benefits. The 2021 Annual Enrollment Guide should have arrived at your home this week. 2021 Annual Enrollment…

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9.30.20 – 2021 Annual Enrollment Begins October 15

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2021 Annual Enrollment Begins October 15 Annual Enrollment runs from October 15 to November 6, 2020. You will have until 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, November 6 to elect your 2021 benefits. Yesterday, the 2021 Annual Enrollment Guide was mailed to your home address on file with the Company. For those Flight Attendants…

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9.10.20 – Aflac® Open Enrollment Extended Through September 16th

Thursday, September 10, 2020 Aflac® Open Enrollment Extended Through September 16th Due to high demand, Aflac® Open Enrollment has been extended through, Wednesday, September 16th for its Voluntary Supplemental Benefits offering to our membership. Policy coverage will be effective October 1st. If you registered for Aflac® in past open enrollments, no action is necessary. Your policy will automatically renew. Voluntary…

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9.08.20 – Aflac® Open Enrollment Ends Tomorrow

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Aflac® Open Enrollment Closes Tomorrow As a reminder, Aflac® Open Enrollment closes tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9th for its Voluntary Supplemental Benefits offering to our membership. Policy coverage will be effective October 1st. Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) Flight Attendants: Leave of Employment – When a member retires, terminates or does not return to work,…

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9.03.20 – Aflac® Open Enrollment Ends Next Week

Thursday, September 3, 2020 Aflac® Open Enrollment Ends Next Week As a reminder, Aflac® Open Enrollment is now open until Wednesday, September 9th for its Voluntary Supplemental Benefits offering to our membership. Policy coverage will be effective October 1st. The Plans Being Offered: Short-Term Disability 24-Hour Accident Insurance Critical Illness Hospital Indemnity Dental   You can schedule a…

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9.01.20 – Aflac® Open Enrollment

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Aflac® Open Enrollment As a reminder, Aflac® Open Enrollment is now open until Wednesday, September 9th for its Voluntary Supplemental Benefits offering to our membership. Policy coverage will be effective October 1st. Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) Flight Attendants: Leave of Employment – When a member retires, terminates or does not return to work,…

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7.14.20 – New Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Mid-Year Options Now Available

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 New Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Mid-Year Options Now Available In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the ability to make changes to your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) mid-year. You may open a new FSA, or you may increase, decrease, or stop contributions to your current FSA.…

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6.03.20 – Maintaining Aflac® Coverage

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Maintaining Coverage While Separated from Work, On Leave, or Flying a Reduced Schedule The following information is for Flight Attendants who have signed up for any Aflac® products: If you have taken the voluntary early-out, an extended leave, or you are flying a reduced schedule, your paycheck may not cover your Aflac®…

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5.04.20 – Aflac® Special Enrollment Ends Friday

Monday May 4, 2020 Special Enrollment Ends Friday! APFA is pleased to provide Aflac’s special open enrollment as an option for all of our members. Special Enrollment Dates: Now until Friday, May 8th Call Center Phone: 877-453-2385 Call Center Hours: 09:00 (CDT) until 17:00 (CDT) Monday – Wednesday, and 08:00 (CDT) until 20:00 (CDT) Thursday & Friday…

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4.29.20 – Aflac® Special Enrollment Continues Now Through May 8th

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Special Enrollment Now Until May 8th APFA is pleased to provide Aflac’s special open enrollment as an option for all of our members. Special Enrollment Dates: Now until Friday, May 8th Call Center Phone: 877-453-2385 Call Center Hours: 09:00 (CDT) until 17:00 (CDT) Monday – Friday, and 10:00am (CDT) until 14:00 (CDT) on…

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4.23.20 – Aflac® Special Enrollment Opens Tomorrow

Thursday, April 23, 2020 Special Enrollment Opens Tomorrow Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, APFA recognizes that many of our Flight Attendants did not have the opportunity to sign up for AFLAC during the initial enrollment period. APFA and AFLAC have opened a special enrollment period for two weeks only! We are aware that in light of…

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3.26.20 – COVID-19 Safety & Security, Health, and IOD Update

Thursday, March 26, 2020 Update from Health, IOD, and Safety and Security Shelter-In-Place Orders Thirteen states have mandated “stay at home,” “shelter-in-place,” and/or “lockdown” directives. If you find yourself in one of these locations while working, please remember the following: These orders have been put in place to mitigate the risk of community spread. APFA…

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3.13.20 – Coronavirus Update

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Friday, March 13, 2020 Health What is the coronavirus? Also known as 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the coronavirus is a family of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tract of humans. It is commonly associated with the common cold and, more seriously, pneumonia. The respiratory illness was first detected in Wuhan, China. What’s the risk…

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3.13.20 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Friday, March 13, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Coronavirus (COVID-19) started as a complicated situation and has evolved into a global pandemic. APFA continues to work very closely with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Kris Belland, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as well as U.S. Department of State and Jurisdictional Public…

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1.23.20 – What We Know Now About the Novel Coronavirus Virus (2019-nCoV) & Worldwide Precautions

Thursday, January 23, 2020 What We Know Now About the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) & Worldwide Precautions APFA is calling on all airlines to institute immediate emergency measures, including providing crew members the latest information regarding the 2019-nCoV outbreak, identifying the signs and symptoms of illness (in oneself and others), and practical procedures to manage potentially…

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12.12.19 – FMLA Update from the Health Department

Thursday, December 12, 2019 FMLA Update from the Health Department The Company has been working overtime and hired additional employees to assist in processing FMLA paperwork. We are very pleased to announce that the FMLA paperwork intake process has been completed through December 5, 2019. We have secured weekly meetings with the Company for escalated cases going forward…

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11.13.19 – Lands’ End Uniforms Information

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Lands’ End Uniforms Information You may order the new Land’s End Uniform through Dec. 9, 2019. The new uniform rollout will be March 2, 2020. You may place your order through the Lands’ End website: http://www.landsend.com/American If you have any issues ordering through the website or have questions or concerns please…

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10.29.19 – Annual Benefits Enrollment Closes in 3 Days

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Annual Benefits Enrollment Closes in 3 Days As of today, only 45.5% of eligible Flight Attendants have enrolled. Annual enrollment ends Friday, November 1st at 23:59 (CT). Don’t forget to make your elections for 2020, enroll today!If you don’t enroll, your 2019 benefit elections will carry over for 2020, including added benefits, with…

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5.17.19 – Off the Rack Reimbursement

Friday, May 17, 2019   Off the Rack Reimbursement Program There has recently been some misinformation circulating on Facebook and AA Flight Service Official Facebook page about Off the Rack Reimbursement no longer being available to Flight Attendants. The information provided by an administrator of this group is incorrect. The program is intact and available…

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5.16.19 – BCBS and Texas Health Update

Thursday, May 16, 2019   BCBS TX and Texas Health Update As was recently announced on JetNet, the current contract between BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) and Texas Medicine Resources (TMR), a company staffing physicians for all of Texas Health Resources (THR) emergency rooms, expired April 15, 2019.TMR and BCBS continue negotiations at this time in hopes…

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1.10.19 – Update on BCBS 2019 Medical Benefit ID Cards

Thursday, January 10, 2019   You may have received a new ID card from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas with an effective date prior to Jan. 1, 2019. The effective date on your card reflects the date of enrollment into your specific medical plan option. If you did not make any changes to…

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1.3.19 – BCBS TX – Sutter Health and IOD Clarification

Thursday, January 3, 2019   BCBS TX and Sutter Health  On December 26, 2018, APFA Health was noticed that BCBS TX was in contract negotiations with Sutter Health System, a large hospital system in northern California. Their agreement was set to expire 1/1/19. While we had expected Sutter Health and BCBS TX to conclude their negotiations…

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