Wyoming Public Employees Association

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Dues are $22.00 a month and are payroll deductible and tax deductible.
LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION*

Researching, drafting and lobbying legislation is a year round activity. Legislative representation is a broader field than many people initially think, because it includes constant work with the Governor’s office and key divisions within A&I (Personnel, Budget, Research and Statistics) and other departments, as well as legislators.

NEGOTIATIONS*

The WPEA functions as the bargaining agent for the Clerical, Food Service and Educational Assistant units of Laramie County School District #1. The WPEA also negotiates State Personnel Rules on a periodic basis. Since Wyoming public employees do not have the right to collectively bargain, success in these negotiations is dependent upon membership size and commitment.

GRIEVANCE REPRESENTATION*

The WPEA stands ready to provide assistance and legal aid to individual members in labor related matters consistent with WPEA Board policy. Most workers do not have the knowledge, experience, time, or money to pursue a grievance adequately. WPEA is there to "go to bat" for members, complete with one of the finest legal counsels available, without cost to members. Each year the Association handles dozens of formal and informal grievances, plus numerous less serious problems. Grievance assistance is similar to insurance: the value is not apparent until you really need it.

INSURANCE*

The WPEA offers several insurance programs to its members through payroll deduction. Insurance programs offered through the Association must be endorsed by the Board of Directors, and the number and type of programs available varies from time to time. A $3000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) policy is provided free as a benefit of membership.

At the present the following optional member paid programs are available: Insurance Company of North America (INA)-AD&D –coverage from $25,000 to $250,000 for member and spouse and $25,000 for child(ren). Cost per month for each $25,000 of insurance is $0.03 for an individual, $0.03 for each $5,000 in insurance for your spouse, and $0.83 to cover your child(ren) for $25,000.

Delta Dental is available to all WPEA members. Benefits include a wide range of preventive and diagnostic services as well as basic and major procedures. Some service exclusions apply. Plan details are available upon request. Premium rates are as follows: Employee Only ($35.50/month), Employee + One ($72.25/month), and Employee & Family ($113.75/month).

VSP Eyecare Insurance is available to all WPEA members. The VSP program is very similar to Delta Dental in its operation and covers eye exams, lenses, frames, and contact lenses. Details on coverage, copays, and benefit periods, etc are available upon request. The premium schedule is as follows: Member Only ($8.68/month), Member + One Dependent ($12.53/month), and Member + Family ($22.46/month).

10% discount available to WPEA members on Long Term Care Insurance through MedAmerica (not guaranteed issue/subject to individual underwriting).

Contact the WPEA office for more information at 635-7901.

LEGAL SHIELD PLAN*

The WPEA offers members the ability to become members of LEGAL SHIELD. The benefits of becoming a member of LEGAL SHIELD and subsidiaries include unlimited telephone consultations for personal or business questions, legal document review, will preparation, representation for moving traffic violations, IRS Audit Legal Services, and a 25% discount for non-covered legal services. The current cost is $15.95 per month for 24/7 coverage with pay-roll deduction available.

IDENTITY THEFT SHIELD*

WPEA also provides Identity Theft Shield to our programs through LEGAL SHIELD.  In case you ever face the growing problem of proving that someone else used your identity without your permission, this program provides credit reporting, constant monitoring and restoration of the member's identity as it was prior to the theft (most similar programs concentrate only on credit report.)  Five parts are addressed:

  1. Driver's License
  2. Social Security Number
  3. Character
  4. Medical Identity
  5. Credit Card/Financial

The cost is $12.95 per month for you and your spouse, but if you also have the Prepaid Legal Plan, together they cost $25.90 (that's only $9.95 for the ITS).  This service is provided through the international leader in risk management, Kroll Background America. For more information about the details or possible changes in benefits, please contact WPEA staff members at the Cheyenne, Wyoming office. They can be reached at phone number 307.635.7901.

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Wyoming Public Employees Association
 
500 Randall Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001

P. O. Box 2100
Cheyenne, WY 82003

Telephone: 635-7901
Fax: 637-3932

Email: wyo.public.employees@att.net