Questions regarding your benefit? Here are some important numbers or contacts:
In Juneau, 586-9855 or 586-2334
(800) 478-9991 toll-free
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One of the eligibility criteria is that you must be a member or fee payer in one of the following APEA/AFT bargaining units:
Employees Association (CEA)
Fairbanks North Star
Borough Employees Assoc. (FNSBEA)
Juneau Mental Health
Support Staff (JESS)
Nome Joint Utilities
State of Alaska
Supervisory Unit (SU)
(University Crafts & Trades employees)
Employees Association (KBEA)
If you are a State of Alaska Employees but not in the Supervisory Unit
or the Confidential Employees Association, you are most likely in the General Government Unit (GGU). GGU members also have a legal
trust benefit with their union, the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA).
If you are a GGU member, please go to
We also coordinate benefits for you. If you and your
spouse (or same-sex domestic partner) are both APEA/AFT members, please let us know by completing that portion of the
Member Agreement form. Benefits will be paid equally between both members'
benefits. OR, if
your spouse has a legal service benefit through a different union (i.e. ASEA for GGU
members), the primary member's union pays first and routes the payment copy to
the secondary member's union for either payment or file. A primary member is
defined as having the earlier birth month and day.
The legal services plan will pay $2,000.00 on your behalf for covered services
each fiscal year. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 thru June 30. This benefit
amount does not carry over into the next fiscal year.
The Plan A" attorneys we have listed have
agreed to restrict their rate to $125 per hour for our members. If the attorney
you would like to handle your case is not listed on our website, please refer
to Section 4 of the Plan Booklet where it explains in detail the difference between using a Plan A
vs. Plan B attorney. Plan B attorneys may charge their regular hourly rate. When a Plan B attorney charges more than
$125.00 per hour, the Trust will only pay $60.00 per hour. Or, ask them
to lower their rate for you in order to be paid at 100% up to your maximum.