MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT’S PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE MESSAGE behalf of behalf the Local of the 1014 Local Health 1014Plan Health Board Plan of Trustees, Board of Trustees, I’m excited I’mtoexcited to present the present new quarterly the new quarterly newsletter: newsletter: The 1014 The Health 1014Line. Health WeLine. are proud We are to proud to offer you offer a newyou name, a new a new name, look, a new andlook, new content and newreflective content reflective of those issues of those that issues that matter most matter to the most active to the andactive retired and members retired members of the Local of the 1014 Local Health 1014Plan. Health Plan.
Dave Dave Gillotte Gillotte
As a 25-year As amember 25-year of member the LosofAngeles the LosCounty AngelesFire County Department, Fire Department, my familymy andfamily and I are proud I are members proud members of the Local of the 1014 Local Health 1014Plan. Health OurPlan. plan Our is truly planoutstanding is truly outstanding PresidentPresident and the coverage and the available coverage available to Firefighters to Firefighters is among isthe among best in thethe best State in the of State of Los Angeles Los County Angeles County California,California, if not theifCountry. not the Firefighters Country. Firefighters are exposed are to exposed a vast range to a vast of toxins range of toxins Firefighters Firefighters Local 1014 Local 1014 and hazards andon hazards a dailyon basis, a daily so that’s basis, why so that’s it’s imperative why it’s imperative for our health for our plan health to plan to offer premium offer premium care to meet carethe to meet unique theneeds unique of our needs members of our members and retirees. andThe retirees. The Local 1014 Local Health 1014Plan Health has always Plan has been always there been for me there and formy mefamily, and my especially family, especially as as my children my were children growing wereup growing and more up and susceptible more susceptible to injuriestoand injuries illnesses. and illnesses. Fortunately Fortunately under ourunder healthcare our healthcare plan, I have plan, never I have hadnever to worry had about to worry lacking about lacking sufficientsufficient coverage to coverage keep my to loved keep my onesloved safe ones and healthy. safe and healthy. Local 1014 Local is the 1014 only is the health onlyplan health by Firefighters, plan by Firefighters, for Firefighters, for Firefighters, and and the onlythe planonly youplan can you takecan withtake youwith intoyou retirement into retirement “as is”. “as is”. Within these Within pages, these wepages, hope to weshare hopevaluable to share information valuable information regardingregarding your your healthcarehealthcare so that you so can thatkeep you can up-to-date keep up-to-date on the latest on the news latest andnews developments. and developments. In this issue, In this we’ve issue, highlighted we’ve highlighted information information regardingregarding our newlyour expanded newly expanded vision vision and dental and coverage, dental coverage, which makes which ourmakes healthour plan health hardplan to beat hardintoterms beat of in terms of coverage and coverage cost. and You’ll cost. alsoYou’ll read also about read recent about federal recent and federal state and legislative state legislative proposalsproposals that seekthat to address seek tothe address gaps in theproviding gaps in providing quality and quality affordable and affordable healthcarehealthcare for all. While for all. there While are there outside arefactors outside that factors couldthat potentially could potentially compromise compromise the integrity the of integrity the Local of the 1014 Local Health 1014Plan, Health our Plan, collective our collective strength strength and unityand in support unity inofsupport our union of our sponsored union sponsored health plan health serves plan us serves well and us well and prepares us prepares to defend us towhat defend we have whatrightfully we have rightfully earned. earned. We encourage We encourage you to take youthe totime take to thereview time to your review healthcare your healthcare options. options. Even more Even importantly, more importantly, we hope that we hope you learn that you howlearn to take howadvantage to take advantage of all of the of all enhanced of the enhanced benefits now benefits available now available under ourunder plan. our Theplan. BoardThe Board of Trustees, of Trustees, along withalong yourwith Localyour 1014 Local Executive 1014 Executive Board, areBoard, honored are honored to serve the to serve proudthe men proud and men women andofwomen the LosofAngeles the LosCounty Angeles County Firefighters Firefighters IAFF Local IAFF 1014, Local and1014, we remain and wecommitted remain committed to securing to securing quality care quality and comprehensive care and comprehensive coverage for coverage all of our for all members. of our members.
“Our“Our plan plan is truly is truly outstanding outstanding and and the coverage the coverage available to to I hope youI hope enjoyyou thisenjoy update. thisFor update. more For details more ondetails any ofon theany topics of the covered topicsincovered this in this available newsletter, newsletter, visit our website visit ouratwebsite local1014medical.org at local1014medical.org or contactora contact membera of member the of the Firefighters Firefighters is is Board of Trustees Board of or Trustees the Executive or the Executive Board. Board. among among the best the best Fraternally, Fraternally, in theinState the State of of California, California, if notif not the Country.” the Country.” Dave Gillotte Dave Gillotte PresidentPresident Los Angeles Los County AngelesFirefighters County Firefighters Local 1014 Local 1014