News & Announcements

Published: March 27, 2020

Important Letter to Plan Participants

March 27, 2020 Dear Member, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“the “Act”) will become effective on April 2, 2020 and is set to expire automatically on December 31, 2020. The Act requires that the Alaska Teamster-Employer Welfare Trust waive cost sharing related to COVID-19 testing. Read full letter… Details

Published: March 26, 2020

OptumRx: Help with your medications during COVID-19

At OptumRx, we take your health seriously. This has become even more important with the recent spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since you may have questions about your medications during this time, we have prepared a list of common questions and answers for you below. Click to… Details

Published: March 17, 2020

Message from the Coalition Health Center

During this national crisis, Beacon has been working diligently to manage the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic while delivering the highest level of service to our clients and patients. The Coronavirus has mandated that we make difficult decisions to preserve the health of the medical community and to reduce the… Details

Published: March 16, 2020

Aetna: What you need to know about coronavirus

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus that was first identified in China. It is highly contagious and includes symptoms like fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The risk in the U.S. is currently low, but knowing how to protect yourself is key. Learn more >… Details

Published: March 2, 2020

Coronavirus Information

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Learn how to protect yourself, recognize the symptoms, and and more. Coronaviruses Prevention and… Details

Published: January 24, 2020

Teladoc benefits enhanced

The Board of Trustees of the Alaska Teamster-Employer Welfare Trust have added Behavioral Health and Dermatology services to your current Teladoc benefits provided at 100% coverage, which means you pay zero. Behavioral Health and Dermatology services are free of charge when provided by Teladoc. Speak with a… Details

Published: December 4, 2019

Dec 5th: Health and Welfare Benefits Session

Health and welfare representatives will be available to answer your questions on benefits, Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Bennie Rule Room at the Union Hall located at 520 E 34th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503. Eligible members and their spouses are invited to attend. Details

Published: August 15, 2019

Health Fairs Coming Up

2019 Coalition Health Fair – Various Dates; Fairbanks, Matsu-Valley, Anchorage, and Soldotna 2019 Coalition Health Fair – October 19, 2019; Juneau… Details

Published: April 10, 2019

04/18/2019 Health Talk ‘n’ Walk

Did you know that walking may be as beneficial as running? Researchers found moderate-intensity walking and high intensity running resulted in similar risk reductions for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol over a six year period. The emotional benefits are similar too. Psychologists found that a 10-minute… Details