Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Benefit Funds

Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan

Health / Retiree Health Benefits

Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage Open Access (PPO)

A top priority for the Board of Trustees is making sure our Retirees and their eligible family members are offered quality, affordable healthcare. To that end, the Board of Trustees of the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Health Fund has made the decision to change the Retiree Health Benefit offerings. After a detailed analysis of healthcare options for our Medicare-eligible Retirees, we are improving coverage by moving to a BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois (BCBSIL) Group Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Open Access (PPO) plan, also called a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plan. This will take effect January 1, 2024.

Educational Sessions


Click the links provided below to join the corresponding information session.

Additional Resources

Hearing Flyer
Open Access PPO Notice
Plan Medicare Star Rating
Summary of Benefits
Nurseline Flyer
SilverSneakers Flyer
Dental Flyer
Enrollment Kit Cover Letter
Enrollment Brochure
Plan Comparison Chart
Virtual Visits Flyer


Contact the Retirement Benefits Department

(312) 787-9455, menu option 4
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.