The Puget Sound Electrical Workers Trusts was established to provide medical, retirement and 401(k) Savings Plan benefits for their eligible members and their dependents through the collective bargaining process.
This site provides general benefit information, forms and other Trust related items. Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Glossary of Terms can be reviewed here.
Temporary Plan Changes Due to COVID-19
Effective March 1, 2020, the Trust will cover medically necessary charges for telephonic, online or other consultations where the patient is not physically present with the physician, dentist, or other Covered Provider at the time of the consultation as any other office visit through December 31, 2023. The temporary waiver will allow coverage for telephonic or other virtual care visits subject to the annual deductible and coinsurance benefits, as follows:
- For a real-time interactive telephone or audio/video consultation (telehealth/telemedicine), to be covered, the telehealth/telemedicine consultation must be diagnosis and treatment focused via a live discussion or video exchange with ongoing participation by the patient and the provider throughout the visit.
- Reimbursed up to the allowed amount, for use of a telemedicine service such as Teladoc (or regional telehealth service for example via Virginia Mason or Providence) for which member paid out of pocket for services.
- Reimbursed at 100% of the allowed amount for all telephone or audio/video visits related to COVID-19 testing and visits.
Additionally, telehealth provided by Teladoc has been extended through June 30, 2023.