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 premium assistance and out-of-pocket expense assistance from the Oregon Homecare Workers Supplemental Trust relating to their Medicare plan or their Qualified Health Plan through the State Marketplace.

How it Works

Dental, Vision, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits are provided at no premium cost to participants. For Vision and Hearing benefits, you will need to pay the full cost at the time services are received and then submit your claim to Ameritas for reimbursement, up to the limits of the Trust’s coverage. For Dental benefits, you only will be responsible for paying any applicable out of pocket costs such as co-payments and coinsurance.

The Supplemental Trust provides eligible members on 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.

Important Update

UPDATE: Want to meet us in person? RSVP for an Education Event! For more information on an event, call the Healthcare Enrollment Team at 503-303-5668 (Portland Metro Area) or toll free at 1-855-437-2694.

UPDATE: Open Enrollment for 2019 is now closed. Please visit the 2019 Marketplace Enrollment Materials Page for more information.

UPDATE: Please visit this page if you have questions about Paid Time Off.

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 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 have to receive and verify your hours data before you can get 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.

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