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.
American Rescue Plan – COBRA Subsidies
Effective April 1, 2021, employees (and their dependents) who lose coverage or who have lost coverage in the past 18 months due to an involuntary termination of employment or reduction in hours may be eligible for up to six months of free (fully subsidized) COBRA coverage (for the months of April 2021 – September 2021). For more information regarding ARP premium assistance and eligibility questions, visit: https://www.dol.gov/cobra-subsidy For an application click here
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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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.