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Arizona Metropolitan Trust (AzMT)

Employee Benefits | Wellness | Health Insurance

What is AzMT

The Arizona Metropolitan Trust (AzMT) is an employee benefits consortium that is open to cities, towns, counties, fire districts, municipal corporations and any other political subdivisions of these types of entities located within Maricopa, Pima or Pinal counties in the State of Arizona. Please note that membership of fire districts, municipal corporations and other political subdivisions shall not exceed 25% of the total membership. Joint Powers of Authority (JPAs) will not be considered.

Formed effective July 01, 2012, the Trust currently has nine (9) members: City of Apache Junction, Buckeye Valley Fire District, City of El Mirage, Town of Fountain Hills, City of Litchfield Park, Town of Paradise Valley, Sun City Fire District, Town of Wickenburg and Town of Youngtown. Each participating entity appoints one (1) Trustee and one (1) Alternate Trustee to represent their entity with regards to Trust administration. Trustees meet on a quarterly basis to collectively administer medical, prescription drug, dental and vision benefits for their employee populations.

Over the years, providing affordable health insurance has become a strenuous journey with many hurdles. The combination of strict budget constraints and rising healthcare costs has forced public entities to find innovative ways to maintain control of benefit costs while simultaneously providing employees competitive benefits. AzMT provides member entities with a way to maintain a greater degree of control over their employee benefits programs through the advantage of their collectively larger numbers. Benefits of AzMT membership include:

  1. Enhanced financial security resulting from improved spread of risk over the larger group;
  2. Enhanced bargaining power when purchasing benefits-related products and services;
  3. Lower overhead for plan operations; and
  4. The ability to customize program offerings to meet specific needs and desires among the members.

If your public entity is interested in finding out more information about AzMT, or the benefits of a structure similar to this one, contact Jaime Schulenberg, AzMT Administrator, at (928) 391-2297.

Latest News


Temporary Coronavirus Benefit Changes

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The following temporary benefit changes apply ALL AzMT benefit plans:

Teladoc

  • All Teladoc cost shares waived until the State of Emergency is lifted
  • If you suspect you have COVID-19, Teladoc will assist in determining if you should go to a doctor, urgent care or emergency room and coordinate referral for testing and communication with the Public Health Department
  • Register TODAY to prevent any delays in seeking care by visiting www.Teladoc.com

Telemedicine (other than Teladoc)

  • All expenses for telemedicine visits with your provider will be treated as an office visit until the State of Emergency is lifted.

Medical Plan

  • All expenses for COVID-19 testing (test plus any related charges) will be paid by Medical Plan 100% until the State of Emergency is lifted.
  • Treatment for COVID-19 will be paid according to the benefit schedule

Coronavirus Wellness Tips

Maintaining Health & Safety During Coronavirus

As we still navigate through uncertain times, it is expected to feel a sense of worry and anxiety. Let’s transition efficiently to ensure we all stay safe and healthy.

Take care of yourself mentally and physically. Take time to eat well, exercise, reach out to a friend or family member for support and seek help if you need to.

Respect others. Again, this pandemic has been a new experience for all of us and it’s okay for people to feel differently about the state being open. Allow everyone to move at their own pace.

Keep the cleaning and sanitizing habits you developed during quarantine. Continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, sanitize your hands after going to the store, do not touch your face and always sneeze and cough into your elbow. These are helpful habits to have to protect yourself from COVID-19 as well as other illnesses such as the flu.

Continue to practice physical distancing while in public. Eventually we won’t need to enforce a 6-foot rule but maintaining a smaller personal space “bubble” will slow the spread of germs when it comes to cold and flu season.

Take your time. There is no right or wrong way to feel about everything that has happened. If you feel that you and your family are at high risk of contracting or spreading the virus, then continue to spend the majority of your time at home and wait a few weeks before returning to the gym or dining-in at restaurants.