Retiree Health Benefits – Medicare Primary Only

Please be informed that effective April 1, 2023, your retiree coverage will change from Aetna to Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield. If you are Medicare-eligible and are already enrolled in Aetna, this change will be automatic on April 1st. If you are in the process of retiring or applying for Medicare, the Fund will assist in the process. See important links and information below:

  • Labor First / IBEW Local 25 Empire Blue Cross mailings, frequently asked questions, and general information:
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield website (set up access after 4/1/23):
  • If you prefer a mobile application, get a link for the app here:
  • Labor First phone number (if you need any assistance with your benefits):
    631-301-4347 or 1-855-460-7493.
  • Mail Order Pharmacy, CarelonRX, through Empire BCBS:
    1-833-409-1228, effective April 1st, 2023.