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 provides general benefit information, forms and other Trust related items. Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Glossary of Terms can be reviewed here.

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.

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 

Membership Meetings in March and April, 2020 – CANCELLED

Due to the developing situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the membership meetings scheduled for March and April 2020 have been cancelled. Future meetings will be planned at a later date and communicated accordingly.

January 2020 – Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions

Are you getting ready to file your 2019 federal income tax return? The Administration Office will be mailing the Form 1095-B by March 1, 2020. The form will identify if you and your family had qualifying health coverage for part or all of 2019. Please check to make sure the information on the form is accurate and keep it with the rest of your tax documents.

It is not necessary to wait for the Form 1095-B to file your taxes. Just like last year, you can check a box on your tax return, verifying you had qualifying health coverage.

If you have any questions regarding Form 1095-B, please contact the Administration Office at (800) 351-6480 , option 4.

2018 Claim Processing Change Effective June 1, 2019

To:All Plan Participants
Washington-Idaho Operating Engineers-Employers

Health and Security Trust Fund

As you know, Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. (WPAS) became the new Administrator for the Washington-Idaho Operating Engineers-Employers Health and Security Trust Fund effective January 1, 2019. WPAS has been processing medical and dental claims for all claims incurred on or after January 1, 2019. Zenith has been processing claims with a date of service of December 31, 2018 and prior.

Effective June 1, 2019, all claims, dental, Medicare medical, retiree prescription drug, and self-paid medical claims, regardless of date of service, should now be directed to WPAS, Inc. at the following address:

WA-ID Operating Engineers
c/o WPAS, Inc.
PO Box 34567
Seattle, WA 98124-1567

If you have questions regarding claims or benefits, please contact WPAS (800) 351-6480, option 1 or (206) 441-7574 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST.

Board of Trustees
Washington-Idaho Operating Engineers-Employers
Health and Security Trust Fund

New Administrator Effective January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. (WPAS) has been selected as the new Administrator for the Washington Idaho Operating Engineers-Employers Trust Funds (the “Funds”). WPAS will assume responsibility for processing contributions and reconciling payments among other duties determined by the Board of Trustees. All participants covered by the Funds have been notified of the change in administration offices.