The Locals 302 and 612 of the International Union of Operating Engineers Trust Funds was established to provide medical and retirement benefits and apprenticeship training 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.
IMPORTANT CHANGES – Notice of changes to Benefits and Summary of Material Modifications
Please click here to review recent changes to the pension plan benefits.
Update Regarding 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.
In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Trust wants to reach out to you with the enclosed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet that our telemedicine partner SwiftMD Physicians have put together for all plan participant members. SwiftMD doctors can provide consults for members who are suffering from symptoms of upper respiratory illness and are concerned they might have COVID-19. Our doctors can answer questions about COVID-19 and help a member assess their risk factors, such as whether they have traveled to a high-risk area or been exposed to anyone who has traveled to a high-risk area or has tested positive for COVID-19. For most patients, the illness will be mild and our doctors recommend that patients with minor symptoms stay home to recover rather than go in to be tested. There is currently no antiviral treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, but our doctors can provide supportive care to alleviate symptoms. SwiftMD Physicians cannot definitively diagnose COVID-19 via telemedicine and cannot order tests for the virus. For a definitive diagnosis of COVID-19, members will need to contact their PCP’s office to arrange for the necessary testing through their local health department, LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics. If their symptoms become severe, members should seek care in person at an ER. If a member does get a COVID-19 diagnosis, their PCP or specialist physicians should manage their ongoing care and recovery, including providing the FMLA paperwork that would be needed for a longer term absence.
Please click here for further information on the COVID-19 and FAQs from SwiftMD.
Membership Meetings in March and April, 2020 – CANCELLED
Due to the developing situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the membership meetings scheduled for March and April 2020 have been cancelled. Future meetings will be planned at a later date and communicated accordingly.
January 2020 – Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions
Are you getting ready to file your 2019 federal income tax return? The Administration Office will be mailing the Form 1095-B by March 1, 2020. The form will identify if you and your family had qualifying health coverage for part or all of 2019. Please check to make sure the information on the form is accurate and keep it with the rest of your tax documents.
It is not necessary to wait for the Form 1095-B to file your taxes. Just like last year, you can check a box on your tax return, verifying you had qualifying health coverage.
If you have any questions regarding Form 1095-B, please contact the Administration Office at (877) 441-1212, option 4.