Health Benefits

A printable version of this information may be found here: Summary 

Health Benefits for LIUNA Public Employees Local 71 members are managed by the Local 71 Trust fund. Members are able to access healthcare, vision, and dental benefits.  Members can consult the applicable plan benefits booklet for details or check the key contacts list below.

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General Trust Questions

  • Open Enrollment (general questions)
  • Understanding your coverage
  • If you need a member advocate  

Trust Administrative Office
Public Employees Local 71 Trust Fund
2510 Arctic Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: In Anchorage 276-7611, option 7 
           Outside Anchorage 800-446-3671, option 7 (toll-free)
Union Website:; click Benefits (or hover for more options)

Claims Administration

  • Medical/Dental claims
  • Travel preauthorization
  • Case Management
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Appeal process
  • Eligibility and enrollment
  • Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance

Zenith American Solutions
111 West Cataldo Ave., Ste 220
Spokane, WA 99201-3201 
Phone: Claims: 800-557-8701 (toll-free) Fax Claims: 206-282-0775 
COBRA/HIPAA: 800-757-0071, Option 1 or 800-426-5980 ask for COBRA Department (toll free numbers)
FSA: 800-757-0071 Option 2 or 800-426-5980, ask for FSA Department (toll-free numbers)


  • All inpatient stays, to extend a stay
  • Outpatient medical procedures


Average time to prepare for surgery is 6 to 10 weeks, depending on the procedure complexity, record
collection, and scheduling. 

(888) 387-3909 |

Care Coordinator

  • Administrative work
  • Health Plan Approvals
  • Scheduling

Bridge Health

Medical Provider Phone Line: 888-632-3862 (toll-free)

Precertification Requirements  

Steps to Surgery through Bridge Health

Health Care Services in Anchorage & Fairbanks

    • Make an appointment online, by phone or just drop in

Coalition Health Centers


2741 DeBarr Road, Suite C210

Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: 907-264-1370

Regular Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Ridgeview Business Park,
575 Riverstone Way, Unit 1,
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Phone: 907-450-3300

Regular Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Prescription Drug Benefits

  • Locate a Caremark retail pharmacy
  • Using the retail or mail-order service
  • Brand name formulary
  • Specialty medications

Phone: 866-818-6911 (toll-free)

Specialty Medications: Call 800-237-2767 (toll-free) or go to 

Vision Benefits

  • Locate a VSP provider
  • Vision services claims

Vision Service Plan (VSP)
PO Box 997105
Sacramento, CA 95899 
Phone: 800-877-7195 (toll-free)


Nationwide PPO network

  • Locate an Aetna provider


Website: (under:DocFind)

Doc Find FAQs

Disease Management

  • Get program information


    Optum: 855-738-1764 (toll-free)   
           Nurse Connections: 866-676-0740 (toll-free) 

Plan Booklets & Enrollment guides are listed by bargaining unit.
Please make note of the changes in your Enrollment Guide under "Health Plan Choices"


Summary of Benefit


Coverage by Plan


Enrollment Guides


Plan Year


Summary Plan Description


Yellow Plan

Blue Plan

State of Alaska 

Anchorage School District

Municipality of Anchorage  

Local 71 

Haines Borough


State of Alaska 

Anchorage School District 

Municipality of Anchorage 

MOA Preferred Providers

 Local 71 

Haines Borough 




 Dental Benefits

Preferred Provider Orthopedic Services 

Plan Booklets & Enrollment guides are listed by bargaining unit.
Please make note of the changes in your Enrollment Guide under "Health Plan Choices"