ASEA AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust is in Alaska


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The ASEA Health Trust has partnered with Transcarent Surgery Care (formerly called BridgeHealth) to provide you with another option, in addition to the Plan’s PPOs in Alaska, for elective and non-urgent surgeries such as total hip or knee replacement, coronary artery bypass graft or spinal fusion. Through Transcarent Surgery Care, you can have your surgery performed by a top rated surgeon who is considered an expert for that procedure at a surgical facility that has a proven track record for healthy outcomes – at NO COST to you! The Health Trust is able to offer this benefit because the cost for these procedures can be much lower outside of the state of Alaska.

If you choose Transcarent Surgery Care, the Health Trust pays:

  • ALL surgical costs during the episode of care; and there is no deductible or coinsurance,
    • There may be other costs incurred which may be covered by your medical benefits but may be subject to your deductible or coinsurance such as medical clearance exam, durable medical equipment, additional imaging, follow up care with your local provider, and on-going physical therapy.
  • Your travel expenses, including first-class airfare, lodging and food, up to benefit limitations,
  • Travel expenses for a companion (whom you choose) to go with you as your caregiver.

NOTE: Plan limitations and exclusions will apply with respect to surgical procedures covered by the Plan. If the ASEA Health Trust Plan is your secondary health plan, Transcarent Surgery Care may not be available to you. Contact ASEA Health Trust Administrator for more information.

How To Use Transcarent Surgery Care

  1. If your doctor recommends surgery, contact Transcarent Surgery Care to ask if it is a covered procedure.
    • Member Care Coordination: 844-249-8108
    • Member Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Online: Register for an account on Click on “Get Started”, complete the information and follow the prompts.
  2. You will work with a dedicated Care Coordinator who will guide you every step of the way:
    • Assist you by explaining your benefits
    • Help you understand your treatment options
    • Make your travel arrangements
    • Set up your pre-operative visit, surgery and post-operative visits with a Transcarent Surgery Care surgeon

More Details:

  • Transcarent Surgery Care/ASEA Health Trust Surgery Care Flyer
  • Transcarent Surgery Care (formerly called BridgeHealth)
    Phone: 844-249-8108 (toll-free)
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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