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About the Trusts

Carewell SEIU 503 is the family of training and benefits hardwon by SEIU 503 homecare and personal support providers to enhance their lives. Read more about the history of Carewell and the Trusts that make it all possible.

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Benefits

In 2013, one in four Oregon homecare and personal support workers had no healthcare coverage. That’s why SEIU 503 members fought hard for the successful 2013-2015 homecare contract with the State of Oregon, which implemented a new healthcare model that helps eligible Oregon homecare and personal support workers access affordable health care coverage.

That year, the union chartered two labor-management trusts: The Oregon Homecare Workers Supplemental Trust, which provides Carewell SEIU 503 Healthcare Cost Assistance benefits, and the Oregon Homecare Workers Benefit Trust, which provides Carewell SEIU 503 Dental, Vision, Hearing, Employee Assistance Program, and Paid Time Off benefits.

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Training

For years, in-home care providers knew that the best way to ensure safe, high-quality care for all consumers—and a career path for all providers—was to equip homecare and personal support workers with universal training.

In 2018, Oregon homecare and personal support workers came together with community partners to help pass Senate Bill 1534. This statute set standards for all Oregon homecare and personal support workers to make sure they have the skills, knowledge, and abilities to provide quality care and supports. In 2019, homecare and personal support workers went on to establish the SEIU 503 Training Partnership, the labor-management trust that provides Carewell Training.

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