Carewell SEIU 503 CARES Paid Time Off

Through the Carewell SEIU 503 CARES PTO benefit, eligible workers can get up to 80 hours of paid time off benefits. You may be eligible if you lost covered hours between June 1, 2020-December 31, 2020 for one of the following reasons relating to COVID-19, you worked at least 40 hours of bargaining unit work, and you have a Form W-9 on file with the Benefits Administrative Office.

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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



Carewell SEIU 503 Training logo

Are you looking for information about training? You can find out more about training and online orientation for new Homecare and Personal Support Workers by clicking here.

Important Update

UPDATE: Your Oregon Homecare Workers Benefit Trust Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to provide a Hardship Paid Time Off benefit for workers impacted by COVID-19 because of the huge impact that COVID-19 is having on our communities. Click here to learn more.

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!

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