The Alaska Carpenter Trust Funds was established to provide medical, retirement and defined contribution benefits for their eligible members and their dependents through the collective bargaining process.
This site provides general benefit information, forms and other Trust related items. Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Glossary of Terms can be reviewed here.
American Rescue Plan – COBRA Subsidies
Effective April 1, 2021, employees (and their dependents) who lose coverage or who have lost coverage in the past 18 months due to an involuntary termination of employment or reduction in hours may be eligible for up to six months of free (fully subsidized) COBRA coverage (for the months of April 2021 – September 2021). For more information regarding ARP premium assistance and eligibility questions, visit:
For an application form, please click here.
July 2020 - COVID-19 COBRA Extension
Please click on the below letter to learn more about the COBRA extensions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 2020 - COVID-19 Update
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in the interest of keeping the community and our staff as safe and healthy as possible, all WPAS offices (Mercer Island, Gladstone, Anchorage, Spokane) will be closed for walk-in services effective March 17, 2020. WPAS will only be conducting business via phone, email, or fax. If you need to bring documentation or information to the office, there are drop boxes available at each of our office locations. Contact information can be found here: Contact Info.
May 2019 - Pension Plan Update
To find out more about the state of the Southern Alaska Carpenters Retirement Plan, please click here.