Good news for PSHCP members! Effective October 1, 2014, the PSHCP will provide coverage for laser eye surgery, certain supplies and repairs for CPAP and BiPAP machines, and an additional $1000 for psychological services. Here are the details:
- Laser eye surgery will be covered up to a lifetime maximum of $1,000 (reimbursed at 80%) per plan participant. Surgery must be performed on or after October 1, 2014, to be eligible.
- Servicing fees, repairs, and replacement parts for CPAP and BiPAP machines will be covered up to $300 a year (reimbursed at 80%). Parts can include tubes, filters, masks or cushions. Cleaning solutions and warranties will not be covered. Purchases must be made on or after October 1, 2014, to be eligible.
- The maximum eligible expense for psychological services will increase from $1,000 to $2,000 a year (reimbursed at 80%). For the year 2014, expenses for services provided on or after October 1, 2014, will be eligible for reimbursement up to the additional $1,000. In 2015, the maximum eligible expense will be $2,000 for the entire year.
These benefit improvements and other important changes to the Plan will be addressed in the next PSHCP Bulletin.