The ASEA Health Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, the rules of which are laid out by the Trust Agreement. It is a unilateral board of volunteers, with no employer representatives and is a legal separate entity from ASEA/AFSCME Local 52.
Individual Trustees represent all Plan participants and oversee all aspects of the ASEA Health Trust to ensure that your benefit dollars are spent wisely. This includes benefits design and offerings, claims administration, appeals consideration and judgement, compliance with the IRS and other regulations and managing Trust Fund investments. New Trustees receive training that prepares them to take on these serious fiduciary responsibilities.
While Trustees may serve in other capacities, it is required that the duties of a Trustee must be carried out independent of the business of any collective bargaining agreement to which they are a member. The ASEA Health Trust exists solely to provide benefits to the Plan participants and a Trustee’s duty is to act in the exclusive interest of the Plan participants.