for more info call 888-387-3909

Use Bridge Health to save you and our Plan money. Health care costs in Alaska are almost three times higher than the lower 48. If surgery is in your future, take the time to learn about benefits available to you as a team member.D

Bridge health website

Having been a Teamster member for 40 years I’ve seen a lot of changes in our healthcare. I would like to share my recent BridgeHealth Medical experience. This new option is one I would highly recommend to any Teamster looking at major surgery.

Teamster Member

I needed a hip replacement and started looking in Alaska. I found a highly recommended surgeon in Anchorage who I was planning to use until I began looking into the advantages of Teamster’s BridgeHealth option. Medical costs in Alaska are very high and choices are limited compared to other places. A recent excellent article, in The Alaska Business Monthly (December 2014), referred to the healthcare pricing process in Alaska as “the wild west of healthcare systems.”

Teamster Member

There is a common misunderstanding regarding our Teamster medical insurance—that our medical expenses are paid by big insurance companies. We are self-insured which means all of our medical costs come right out of our own pool of hourly contributions so any cost savings will help to keep our medical fund strong.

Teamster Member

BridgeHealth contracts with self-insured groups such as ours to find affordable and top-quality surgeries around the country. My misconception was that they would find some cheap place with mediocre doctors to do the work. Instead, I received expert, advanced care at a top-rated surgical facility.

Teamster Member

Using the Teamsters BridgeHealth option, our deductible and out of pocket maximum are waived, so the member pays nothing at all out of pocket for the entire surgery process. Travel and hotel for the member and a companion are paid for, and the member receives $100 per day for food and incidental expenses. Also included in our services was daily post-surgical physical therapy right at our hotel. And still, using this option saved our union significant funds!

Teamster Member

BridgeHealth assigned a great care coordinator who answered my questions, and provided a list of doctors and facilities to consider I said, “I want to go south and sunny with a good doctor.” Their website had a very extensive list of all places around the country with all the ratings. They use a national rating database website: CareChex, and only contract with the top-tier CareChex rated providers they also do all reservations, scheduling, etc

Teamster Member

I narrowed my search to a center in Newport Beach, California. The surgeon, Dr. James Caillouette and the facility were rated as excellent, and in fact every aspect of my experience with them was the best! I was accepted for surgery there and got a call from Dr. Caillouette, who said he did a (very advanced) minimally invasive, muscle sparing posterior hip approach. After reading his website, I found that he does 500 joint replacements and 150 arthroscopic surgeries a year. Take a look at his website to see all his honors and accolades at

Teamster Member

Also, in today’s confusing and mysterious healthcare cost scene the website for his surgical center, The Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County (, amazingly, lists the all-inclusive dollar price for each surgery!

Teamster Member

The surgery went great and I was discharged within 23 hours and walking. A week later, at the post-op appointment, I walked out of his office and forgot my cane! Surprising to say about a major surgery it was a wonderful experience and the +70° weather and sun were a nice bonus in January.

Teamster Member


As a Teamster Local 959 member, you may be covered by the Alaska Teamster-Employer Welfare Plan, provided your
Employer has agreed to participate in the Plan through collective bargaining.

Like the Pension plan, the Plan is administered by a joint Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of an equal number of
employer representatives and employee (Union) representatives. The Trust also employs skilled Customer Service
Representatives to provide information and answer any questions you may have regarding your benefit coverage.

Welfare & Trust Contact Info

520 E 34th Ave #102,
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 751-9700
(800) 478-4450

For more detailed information about benefits and services.

visit the Pension and Welfare Trusts website

Member Portal

Quickview of your healthcare & retirement benefits, hours worked, eligibility status, etc...(this will take you to an external link)

Member Portal

This site provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to commonly requested forms, useful highlighted links, and FAQ regarding your benefit information.


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General Trust Service

General Trust Customer Service Office
(907) 751-9700 or (800) 478-4450
Trust Email :

Pension Trust Service

520 East 34th Avenue, Suite 107
Anchorage, AK 99503-4116
(907) 751-9700 or (800) 478-4450

401(k) Supplemental Income Plan

Some Teamster employers have agreed to offer a 401k plan to our members (employee contributions only). Review your collective bargaining agreement or contact your business representative to find out if this option is available to you.

Affordable Dental Care

Locations are open in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Wasilla. Tell them you are a Teamster member or retiree and receive discounts on many services. To make an appointment, meet the dentists or learn about services visit them

Life with Dues

Every member in good standing with Teamsters Local 959 is entitled to benefits under the Teamsters Life with Dues Benefit Plan, and the Local Union will pay any premiums that are due. Benefits will be paid to eligible persons under the terms of the Plan as administered by its trustees. To update your beneficiary information you may download the form Life with Dues Beneficiary form and submit to Attn: Dues, Teamsters Local 959, 520 E 34th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99503 or
Life with Dues Benefit Plan Summary Plan Description information is available here and at the Union hall, or you may call the Anchorage Dues Office at (907) 751-8500 or 800-478-0959 or the Fairbanks Dues Office at (907) 452-2959 for more information.

Training Trust

The Training Trust employs a full-time training staff dedicated to serving the membership with access to quality; pertinent, equitable and timely training; and up-to-date, vocationally oriented training programs.

Courses offered include hazardous materials for shipping and handling, entry level and commercial driver training, OSHA health and safety, first aid/CPR, NSTC, forklift, flagging, Microsoft and Adobe products business applications, and a number of other training courses.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for training or the courses offered, please contact your local ATESTT office, Anchorage (907) 278-3674 or
Fairbanks (907) 479-8451.