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Then consider a new program built locally from the ground up!
PayneWest Insurance has partnered with the Tri-City Construction Council to bring you more employee benefit options. Offering you and your Employees…
- Competitively priced Medical, Dental & Vision plans
- Embedded Life/AD&D & EAP with all medical plans
- Favorable Pricing Terms & Conditions – Bundling Discounts & Alternative Premium Arrangements
- Prepaid Ground & Air Ambulance coverage options
- Extensive Preferred Provider Network
- Simplified Benefit Administration for employers
- Online Enrollment Platform, Consolidated Billing & Payment
- Full Service COBRA Administration
- Employer Compliance Support including Notices,
- Disclosures & Filings on group’s behalf
Award Winning Service Providers
As a founding member of NWIPCA, the Tri-City Construction Council participates in a construction industry trade Association Health Plan comprised of general contractors, sub contractors & suppliers serving our local community. The program offers Premera Blue Cross medical & dental, Ameritas vision & MetLife Life/ AD&D group benefits to employers with 2 or more enrolled employees along with the following features:
- Highly competitive group rates
- Offering flexibility & choice with 9 different PPO & HSA plan designs
- Medical plan deductible ranges from $500-$5,000
- All plans include prescription drug coverage & Telemedicine
- Largest PPO network including Providence Health Care Facilities
- Single medical & dental ID card
- Dental & Vision PPO Networks
- Additional discount available when dental is bundled with medical
For More Information, Please Contact:
Matt Henderson, PayneWest Insurance
The inaugural issue of Council Connect, an official association magazine, is now available! The publication has been distributed free of charge to all members, developers, architects, engineers, city planners, and other stakeholders of the Tri-Cities construction industry. Extra copies are available at our office and also viewable digitally online at the following link.
Over the past few months, representatives from DEL Communications Inc. have contacted members for purposes of participating in the publication with advertising. A huge thank you to all 31 advertisers that were able to support this publication! Also thank you to those who were able to contribute content for the magazine.
COUNCIL CONNECT is published by:
DEL Communications Inc.
Sales Representative: Dayna Oulion
Toll Free: 1.866.424.6398
Toll Free Fax: 1.866.711.5282
Beginning July 1, 2019, all businesses are required to have training before bidding and/or performing work on public works projects. In 2018, the legislature passed ESSHB 1673 adding this training requirement to the responsible bidder criteria in RCW 39.04.350 and RCW 39.06.020 (app.leg.wa.gov).
Note: You may continue working on a public works project that starts before July 1, 2019, and continues on or after July 1 without needing to meet this training requirement.
Verify who needs training
Use the Verify a Contractor tool to verify the training status for your company or other businesses. For projects starting on or after July 1, 2019, contractors and awarding agencies need to add this training requirement to the items you use to verify a business is responsible before hiring and working on public works projects.
You are exempt from this training requirement if you’ve been in business with an active Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for 3 or more years AND have performed work on 3 or more public works projects.
Free training options
L&I has 2 training options available for businesses to meet this new requirement. Check out our training outline (360 KB PDF) to see what you’ll learn during this training.
Now available! Businesses can now access online training through your Prevailing Wage Intent and Affidavit portal. Take this training at your own pace during any time of the day! Once completed, you’ll meet this new requirement. Learn more about how to access this training.
Check out L&I’s Contractor Training Days held around the state to sign up and attend our in-person, 3-hour training class. Sign up early as classes and registrations are limited.
Bidding on public works projects
You’ll need to ensure you meet this training requirement before submitting a bid on or after July 1, 2019, for public works projects. Awarding agencies will be required to verify all contractors submitting bids meet this new requirement before awarding the contract.
Send L&I an email with your questions.
More than 25 different classes are offered on subjects including safety, managing your claims to control your workers’ compensation costs, public works contracting, business planning, risk management, marketing and more.
Classes that give credit for continuing education have an asterisk (*) next to it.
If you need assistance reading this information or the registration forms, please call 360-902-6366 or email Julie Perales.
If you are interested in attending or would like additional information, please contact Julie Perales, Outreach and Education Program Specialist, 360-902-6366.