Member Benefits

Important Notice for Homecare Workers

Administration of the Oregon Homecare Workers Supplemental and Benefits Trust to change on May 1, 2014.

Starting May 1, 2014, Benefit Solutions, Inc. (BSI) will be responsible for handling and processing all premium payments and member reimbursement payments for the Oregon Homecare Workers Trusts.

Should you need to contract BSI directly:

Phone: 844-507-7554
Fax: 866-459-4623
Mail: P.O. Box 6, Mukilteo, Washington 98275


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Time is running out! Full scholarships still available for LERC Summer School.

The SEIU Local 503 Board has funded up to 35 full scholarships for the LERC (Labor Education and Research Center) Summer School and 5 full scholarships for the Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW). Both of these programs have traditionally been great leadership development opportunities for union members, and they are a wonderful way to build solidarity between various unions.

The deadline is fast approaching! Applications must be received by SEIU Local 503 by May 12 to be considered for a General Fund scholarship.

Screen Shot 2015-05-08 at 12.44.31 PMThe LERC Summer School will be held from August 7 through August 9 in Eugene on the University of Oregon campus. Every year, SEIU Local 503 sponsors a number of SEIU members for this popular University of Oregon/LERC summer training. This year’s classes include:

  • To Organize and Fight: Building The Union During Troubled Times
  • Bargaining to Raise Standards: Traditional and Nontraditional Collective Bargaining Strategies
  • Effective Teaching and Facilitation Techniques

There will also be workshops around Workers’ Comp, Fair Representation, Grievances, and Social Media.

In order to apply to be considered for LERC Summer School, please go to this web address: Available classes are also listed there.

Screen Shot 2015-05-08 at 12.38.57 PMThe AFL-CIO Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) is scheduled in Portland on the campus of Reed College from June 23 through June 27. The Institute celebrates the solidarity of union women across boundaries of age, race, and nation, and it brings us together for skill building, education and fun. Workshops and plenary sessions examine current issues, ranging from politics, to health care, to international solidarity. Cultural events and workshops add richness to the Institute and inspire us to creativity in our union work.

In order to apply for the Summer Institute of Union Women, please go to this web address: Available classes are also listed there.

Scholarship recipients will be notified after the May 16 SEIU Local 503 Board of Directors meeting.



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Learn what NEW BIG discounts on auto insurance await you!

SEIU Local 503 members may be eligible for savings and benefits through MetLife Auto & Home’s insurance program. Call today to find out how you could save hundreds of dollars with competitive rates and discounts! Call 1-877-491-5087 and mention discount code C42 or click here to learn more!

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Sunrise Dental

Union members and their families are eligible for special rates through Sunrise Dental offices.

Don’t have dental insurance? At Sunrise Dental if you do not currently have dental insurance you will receive the SEIU 503 discounted fee schedule with special savings.

Have dental insurance? Sunrise Dental is a preferred provider with most dental plans, this translates to a lower fee schedule.

Visit for a location near you. Mention code F14SEIU503 to receive your UNION discount.

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Bright Now! Dental Discounts

Union members and their families are eligible for discount dental services through participating Bright Now! Dental locations.

Members without dental insurance can save up to 35% from average costs on most dental procedures.

Members with dental insurance can maximize your current dental benefits when visiting Bright Now! Dental offices.

For more information, contact the SEIU Local 503 member benefits department at 503.581.1505 or 1.800.452.2146, or visit the Bright Now! Dental website.

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Legal Insurance

SEIU Local 503 members are eligible for group legal insurance through the ARAG Insurance Company. The Ultimate Legal Insurance plan offers a toll-free telephone legal advice hotline, and will cover your attorney fees for wills, divorce, adoption, bankruptcy, financial education and counseling services, and many other covered services.

Members may enroll for coverage within 90 days of joining SEIU Local 503, OPEU or during an open enrollment period.

For more information, contact the Member Benefits Department at 503.581.1505 or 1.800.452.2146, or visit the ARAG Legal Benefits website and enter the code 10540SEI.

Legal Summary Plan Description
This detailed document describes the features of the legal insurance plan.

Summary Annual Report

This document must be available to all participants in the member life and disability and legal plan at the end of the financial year. This report contains financial and related information about the plan.

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Life and Disability Insurance

All members of Local 503 automatically receive $2,500 in free life insurance. You are automatically enrolled when you become a member of SEIU Local 503. The coverage continues as long as you are a dues-paying SEIU Local 503 member.

Members also have the opportunity to purchase additional life and disability insurance through the LifeMap Assurance Company. Members must work at least 80 hours per month to qualify.

Members may enroll in additional life and/or short term disability insurance within 90 days of joining SEIU Local 503 or during an open enrollment period. Enrollment during open enrollment may require Evidence of Insurability and approval by the insurance company.

For more information, contact the Member Benefits Department at 503.581.1505 1.800.452.2146.

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Aflac offers guaranteed-renewable insurance policies, including accident, hospital indemnity, dental, and critical illness policies. The benefits are predetermined and paid in addition to any other insurance you have.

Aflac is pleased to offer these insurance policies to SEIU Local 503 members. These policies may be the help you need if you are sick or injured. SEIU members can apply for these policies at payroll rates. You can even have the premium deducted from your checking or savings account, or charged to your credit card. We will meet with you in a confidential one-on-one setting to discuss the policies and determine which will best fit YOUR needs. We may ask a number of questions during our time together to help you make that determination. We want you to have the coverage you need to help protect you and your family. Several of the policies offer a choice of different levels of coverage. We will look at your present and future needs together to select the right coverage for you and your family.

Aflac policies made available to SEIU Local 503 members:

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Hartford Insurance

SEIU 503 Members receive exclusive discounts for auto insurance through Hartford Insurance. Auto insurance from The Hartford comes fully loaded with benefits:  Hartford Flyer

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ASPCA Pet Health Insurance

Members can protect their pets with insurance through the ASPCA. Pet Insurance helps you afford the quality veterinary care you want for your dog or cat. Receive a 5% discount for enrolling. Use ID code BRSEIU503 to receive your discount.


 ASPCA Pet Insurance

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