All Trustees are elected by the membership of ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 to a term of four years, with no rules against serving multiple terms. The Board consisists of:
- Two Trustees elected At Large by the general membership of the Union
- One Trustee elected by ballot of the members of the Central (Anchorage) Region
- One Trustee elected by ballot of the members of the Southeast (Juneau) Region
- One Trustee elected by ballot of the members of the Northern (Fairbanks) Region
- One Trustee elected by ballot of the members of the Rural Region
In order to be considered for election to the Board of Trustees, an individual must be a ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust participant, whose status is any one of the following:
- On leave-of-absence
- On layoff as an employee of an employer contributing to the ASEA Health Trust
For a regional position, you must reside in that area. Board members are elected based on their credentials, taking into consideration the individuals' knowledge of employee benefits issues, special training pertaining to benefit plans and/or fiduciary responsibility, and other unique qualifications, training, or knowledge.
Your Commitment as a Trustee
- Trustees attend four two-day board meetings and one three-day board meeting each year; each meeting requires about eight hours of prep time.
- In addition, each Trustee has at least one committee chair assignment requiring work between board meetings, and is assigned to participate on a minimum of two additional committees. These commitments can range from several hours per year to several hours per week.
- Board members communicate regularly by teleconference or one-day meetings to deal with business between regular board meetings.
- New Trustees are required to obtain their CAPP certification (Certification of Achievement in Public Plan Policy) by attending two two-day training sessions, and all Trustees have the opportunity to attend the annual IFEBP conference or other training classes.
Interested in Running?
If you are interested in running for the position of Trustee:
- Carefully review the following documents:
- Applicants must also submit a resume or statement of personal qualifications.
Trustees are governed by a number of policies:
- Election Policy
- Methodology for Determining a Reasonable Level of ASEA Health Trust Reserves
- Policy on Compensation Reimbursement
- Policy on Educational Conference Attendance
- Policy on Individual Trustees Requesting Information or Action
- Policy on Participant and Beneficiary Requests to View Trust Documentation
- Policy on Trustee Communications with Participants on Eligibility or Benefits Coverage
Find more information in the Trust Agreement.