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Important information about the Culinary Health Center
Latest COVID-19 information for
Participants Providers Employers

The Culinary Health Fund is taking care of you during these tough times!

The Board of Union and Employer Trustees is making sure you keep your health insurance coverage.

The Coronavirus is affecting those in our industry the most. It is causing reduction in hours, layoffs and closures, which impacts you and your family. But we are here to help!

What this means to you:

If you have been laid off or had your hours reduced, you will not lose your health insurance in the coming months. If you are currently not eligible, you will not gain eligibility by the chart below.

If you worked but didn’t have enough hours in... Will we cover your Self Pay? So that you and your family can keep your coverage until...
January and February YES June 30
If you had your hours reduced or were laid off in... Will we cover your Self Pay? So that you and your family can keep your coverage until...
March and April YES August 31
May and June YES October 31

Any medically necessary testing for Coronavirus is also covered at no cost to you.

  • This means that you won’t have to pay out of your pocket for any testing that your doctor orders related to the Coronavirus.
  • If you had testing and you paid out-of-pocket, please call Customer Service at 702-733-9938.

If you have questions about your health coverage:

Please call our Customer Service Office at 702-733-9938.

If you have questions related to your job:

Please call the Culinary Union Local 226 at 702-385-2131.

Culinary Health Center

The Health Plan is busy ensuring that we can continue to protect your coverage. But many of you are not using the Health Center right now. The Health Center is extremely expensive to operate and we have to protect our healthcare dollars for your benefits.

In order to use our healthcare dollars most efficiently and wisely, we will be closing the Health Center temporarily Thursday, April 16, 2020 and will reopen as soon as possible when this crisis has passed.

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