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The Washington-Idaho Operating Engineers Trust Funds were established to provide medical and retirement benefits and apprenticeship training for their eligible members and their dependents through the collective bargaining process.

This site covers the following trusts:

  • Washington-Idaho Operating Engineers Employers Health & Security Trust Fund
  • Engineers-AGC Retirement Trust of the Inland Empire
  • Western States Operating Engineers Institute of Training Apprenticeship & Training Trust.

For information on the Idaho Operating Engineers Pension Trust Fund, click here. Alternatively, you can navigate to the Idaho Operating Engineers Pension Trust Fund by clicking “Idaho Pension Trust” at the top right of the page.

 

For Participants of Engineers-AGC Pension Plan of the Inland Empire
VERY IMPORTANT PLAN CHANGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021
Click Here to watch a video (approx. 10 minutes) about how the benefits work.

Sustainable Income Pension Benefit Guide – Effective January 1, 2021. Please click here to review the abbreviated SIP guide. All active plan participants will be receiving a mailed copy of the complete guide soon.

For Participants of Washington-Idaho Operating Engineers Health & Security Trust Fund - VERY IMPORTANT PLAN CHANGES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2022

The Washington-Idaho Operating Engineers Health & Security Trust Fund will be merging into the Locals 302 & 612 IUOE-Employers Construction Industry Health & Security Trust, effective August 1, 2022.

There will be Benefit meetings held in July regarding the merger with plan personnel to answer any question you may have. The dates and locations are:

Monday, July 11th, 2022 at 5 PMIUOE Union Office, Spokane, WA

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 5 PMLocal 302 Union Office, Kennewick, WA

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 at 5 PMCentral Labor Council, Lewiston, ID

Monday, July 26th, 2022 at 5 PMLabor Temple, Boise, ID

Tuesday, July 27, 2022 at 5 PMLabor Temple, Pocatello, ID

Please click here for the Membership Meeting Notice.

If you are an Active Participant, please click here for the Merger Notice.

If you are a Retiree, please click here for the Merger Notice.


Important Information Regarding Coverage of Telemedicine - August 3, 2020

The coverage of Telemedicine services has been approved effective March 1, 2020. Telemedicine services will be covered as any other office visit, subject to co-pays and deductibles. Please click here to read the Summary of Material Modification regarding this benefit change.


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.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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