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COVID-19 Resources for Oregon Homecare and Personal Support Workers

As COVID-19 continues to take a toll on our communities, we are looking for ways to provide as much relief as possible to homecare and personal support workers. The Board of Trustees has passed the following benefit enhancements. Click below for more information, and check back often for updates! (Last updated March 27, 2020)

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: 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-10 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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