ASEA AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust is in Alaska

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The ASEA Health Benefits Trust has negotiated discounts with Pre­ferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), which means these providers charge less for the services they provide to Health Trust participants. This helps to keep your health care costs down, while also helping the Health Trust maintain outstanding benefits and minimize your monthly employee contribution rates.

In some cases, the Plan benefits are the same, regardless of whether you use a PPO provider. In other cases, you will pay more if you use a non- PPO provider for services that could have been obtained from a PPO provider. Please note that the Health Trust has several types of PPOs.

PPO’s Within the Municipality of Anchorage/Mat-Su Borough

They include:

  • Alaska Regional Hospital
  • Surgery Center of Anchorage (also known as Anchorage Surgicenter)*
  • New Frontier Anesthesia
  • Mat-Su Regional Hospital
  • Geneva Woods Birth Center
  • Chugach Physical Therapy
  • Ascension Physical Therapy
  • Alaska Hand Rehabilitation
  • Alaska Center for Ear Nose and Throat (effective 7/1/2017)

*Note: Located at 4001 Laurel Street, Anchorage

 

Nationwide PPO

Aetna contracts with providers within Alaska and across the country. For services that can’t be performed by a PPO provider within the Municipality of Anchorage/Mat-Su Borough, consider choosing a provider in the Aetna network.

To search for an Aetna provider or facility, go to Aetna’s public website at aetna.com/docfind. Without registering or logging in, you can quickly find a provider by clicking on “Continue as a guest”. Otherwise, you can register or log in as a member and search for a provider by selecting the “Aetna Choice POS II (Open Access)” network. When you make an appointment for service, make sure the provider is participating in the Aetna network. To obtain Aetna PPO discounts, you must identify yourself in advance as an Aetna participant. Plan benefits are the same, regardless of whether you use an Aetna preferred provider or another facility.

The ASEA Health Trust has negotiated discounts with Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs). A PPO plan offers you a choice of providers while keeping the ASEA Health Trust’s total costs as low as possible. PPO plans use networks of physicians and other providers who agree to offer their services at a discount. Services you receive from a PPO provider are considered ‘in-network.

In some cases, the Plan benefits are the same, regardless of whether you use a PPO provider. In other cases, you will pay more if you use a non-PPO provider for services that could have been obtained from a PPO provider.

Coalition Health Center

Use the Coalition Health Centers in Anchorage and Fairbanks for primary and preventive care services, including wellness visits, physicals, immunizations and lab tests as well as select generic and pre-packaged medications.

 

If you have any questions about whether a facility is a PPO or a non-PPO facility, contact the ASEA Health Trust Administrator.

 

For services that can’t be performed by a PPO provider within the Municipality of Anchorage/Mat-Su Borough, consider choosing a provider in the Aetna network.

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