Update on BLET short-term disability insurance program

The MetLife Claims Center opened on September 21 to handle short-term disability claims from members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

To initiate a claim for a sickness, accidental injury or pregnancy, it will be necessary to call: (800) 858-6506.

Call the toll free number if you are absent for more than 14 consecutive calendar days. If the absence is scheduled, such as a hospital stay, you should call prior to your last day of work. If you were disabled on July 1, 2004 or after and expect that the disability will continue through October 1, 2004, please call the toll free number as soon as possible in order to initiate a claim. When you call, you will be asked to provide the following information:

MetLife will determine eligibility based on information provided by the railroads.

MetLife will mail an "Authorization to Disclose Information About Me" form to you immediately after you report your claim. It is important that you do the following:

Failure to follow these steps could delay processing of your claim.

Your physician(s) may also ask you to sign his/her specific authorization form(s). Please do so.

A brochure describing the claims process in detail and a "Question and Answer" document will be mailed to covered individuals on participating railroads in the near future. A link to the "Q&A" document is on the BLET website at: http://www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/metlifeqa.pdf

If you need BLET assistance in working with MetLife, please contact:



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