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.
Annual Open Enrollment
Annual Open Enrollment for the Puget Sound Electrical Workers 401(k) Savings Plan (“401(k) Plan”) is being held from November 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021. Click here for more information. Any election you make will be effective with hours worked on and after January 1, 2022. Click here for the application.
Retirement Planning Meeting - November 13, 2021
A Retirement Planning Meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13th via Zoom. Please click here and here for more information. If interested in attending, please register with Local 46 dispatch office by October 22nd.
TEMPORARY PLAN CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19
Effective May 1, 2020 the Plan will cover personal protective equipment (“PPE”) up to $20 per visit per day when billed by dental providers in conjunction with other covered in-office dental services. This benefit will continue through December 31, 2021.
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, 2021. 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.
After December 31, 2021, only telehealth provided by Teladoc will be covered.
Update on COVID-19 Outbreak
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in the interest of keeping the community and our staff as safe and healthy as possible, all WPAS offices (Mercer Island, Gladstone, Anchorage, Spokane) will be closed for walk-in services effective March 17, 2020. WPAS will only be conducting business via phone, email, or fax. If you need to bring documentation or information to the office, there are drop boxes available at each of our office locations. Contact information can be found here.