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Important information for providers who care for 1199 members


At the Benefit Funds, we support the care you provide for members of ours who are part of group 1199SEIU. You should continue reminding them to stay current with their annual preventive screenings, including mammograms for women between ages 40 and 80. As you know, a mammogram is a vital tool used to help detect cancer at an early stage, when it is most treatable. Early detection means less aggressive treatment and higher rates of survival. 



No prescription or referral needed for annual mammogram 
Mammograms can save lives. We want our members to know that they can get this procedure. So, we want to remind you that your 1199SEIU patients do not need a prescription or referral to schedule the procedure. They simply need to provide their radiologist with the name and contact information of their primary care physician, who will get the test results.