Providing Benefits to Oregon Homecare and Personal Support Workers.

Thanks to the hard work of SEIU 503 member leaders, tens of thousands of homecare and personal support workers have access to Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program, and Paid Time Off benefits through the Oregon Homecare Workers Benefit Trust. Many of these workers also qualify for assistance with the cost of monthly premiums and some out-of-pocket expenses relating to Trust-Approved Qualified Health Plans purchased through their state or federal health insurance marketplace.

How it Works

The Supplemental Trust provides eligible participants who have Trust-Approved Qualified Health Plans assistance with their out-of-pocket premium, co-pay, co-insurance and deductible costs. The Benefit Trust offers premium-free dental, vision and Employee Assistance Program benefits.

Who is Eligible

You may be eligible if you work 40 hours of SEIU 503 homecare bargaining unit work each month for two months in a row. The 40 hours can be for multiple clients, and can come from both homecare and personal support work. After you have worked 40 or more hours per month for two consecutive months, you will then need to complete a one-month waiting period while the State reports your hours to the Trust. Trust staff must receive and verify your hours data before you will be covered, so make sure you turn in your vouchers on a regular basis.

Learn More About Eligibility

Learn More about Eligibility by Downloading your Benefit Booklet Revised May 2016 PDF – in EnglishSpanish, Vietnamese, or Russian.

Commonly Used Forms

Important Update

UPDATE: There are exciting changes to the Vision benefit insured through Ameritas! Eligible homecare and personal support workers can now access the VSP Choice Network to help pay for annual eye exams, glasses, and more! This change means fewer out-of-pocket expenses and no waiting for reimbursement for most services when you go to a vision provider in the VSP Choice Network. Click here to learn more!

Open Enrollment for medical coverage in 2020 has ended, unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment period. If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period and it is approved by the Marketplace, you can enroll into a Qualified Health Plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace but you have limited time to get enrolled, usually 60 days from the date of your qualifying event. See the 2020 Enrollment Materials page for more information.

Information about recent phishing attack: Vimly Benefit Solutions (“Vimly”) provides administration services to the Oregon Homecare Workers Benefit Trust and the Oregon Homecare Workers Supplemental Trust (“Trusts”). This notice is regarding a recent incident that may have involved some of the Trusts’ participants’ information. Read more…

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