The Three Trusts

The Alaska Electrical Trust Funds (AETF) is a family four Taft-Hartley multiemployer plans. AETF provides health & welfare, pension, retirement savings/401(k) and legal benefits to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1547 members working for over 150 participating employers in the electrical, telecommunications and related industries, including employers affiliated with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Alaska Chapter.

Alaska Electrical Health & Welfare Fund

The Alaska Electrical Health and Welfare Fund provides comprehensive coverage, including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits, to active and retired members.

The Health & Welfare Fund is financed by contributions made by employers as specified in their Labor Agreements with Local 1547 and other special agreements.

Over time, the Fund has adapted to the changing needs of our membership, adding new programs & services, and providing some of the most competitive coverage in Alaska.

Management Trustees Labor Trustees
Larry Bell
Alaska Chapter, NECA
712 West 36th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99503
Vince Beltrami
P.O. Box 569
Cooper Landing, AK 99572
Andrew Biden
Fullford Electric
303 E Van Horn Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Pamela Cline
IBEW LU No.1547
3333 Denali Street Ste.200
Anchorage, AK 99503
Blair Christensen
Alaska Communications
600 Telephone Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99503
Diana Ruhl
IBEW LU No.1547
3333 Denali Street Ste.200
Anchorage, AK 99503
Paul Lantz
CCI Electrical Services, LLC
5020 Fairbanks Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
Matthew Rumery
IBEW LU No.1547
813 W. 12th Street
Juneau, AK 99801
Elliot Marlow
Endeavor Electric
3560 W 74th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99502

Doug Tansy
IBEW LU No. 1547
2000 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK. 99701

Alaska Electrical Legal Fund

The Trustees of the Alaska Electrical Legal Fund recognize there are times when expert legal assistance could be critical to participants and their families. Our Legal Fund saves money by providing benefits to help cover participants’ legal expenses. The Legal Fund also provides participants with an Employee Assistance Program and Identity Theft Protection.

The Legal Fund is financed by contributions made by employers as specified in their Labor Agreements with Local 1547 or special agreements with the Alaska Electrical Trust Funds and self-pay participants.

Management Trustees Labor Trustees
Larry Bell
Alaska Chapter, NECA
712 West 36th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99503
Marcus Beckmann
PO BOX 241016
Douglas, AK 99824
Laura Bonner
3101 E. 112th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99516
Steve Wisdorf
Wired AK
600 W 58th
Anchorage, AK 99518
Serena Green
IBEW LU No. 1547
3333 Denali Street Ste.200
Anchorage, AK 99503
James Zehnder
Northern Powerline Constructors
7941 Sandlewood Place
Anchorage, AK 99507
Doug Tansy
IBEW LU No. 1547
3333 Denali Street Ste.200
Anchorage, AK 99503

Alaska Electrical Pension & Retirement Savings Fund

Since 1968, when the IBEW Local 1547 members voted in the pension plan, the Pension Fund has grown to a total membership of approximately 7,800. The growth and financial stability of the Pension Trust have given us the opportunity to make plan improvements over the years to benefit members.

The Trustees introduced the Retirement Savings Plan in 1980 to complement the Pension Plan. Originally established as a money purchase pension plan, the Retirement Savings Plan converted to a defined contribution 401(k) plan in 2020. In addition to negotiated employer contributions, participants can save toward their own retirement through voluntary pre-tax and after-tax contributions. The Retirement Savings Plan offers a variety of investment options, allowing participants to choose investments from a portfolio of professionally managed investment funds.

The Pension and Retirement Savings Plan are funded by participating employers who are required to make monthly contributions for each participant according to the collective bargaining agreement with IBEW Local Union 1547 or special agreement.

Management Trustees Labor Trustees
Larry Bell
Alaska Chapter, NECA
712 West 36th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99503
Vince Beltrami
PO Box 569
Cooper Landing, AK 99572
Lael Fullford
Fullford Electric Inc
303 E Van Horn Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
James Carr
IBEW LU No.1547
3333 Denali Street Ste.200
Anchorage, AK 99503
Jesse Hale
Alcan Electric
PO Box 91499
Anchorage, AK 99509
Julius Matthew
Fullford Line Constructors
303 E Van Horn Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Sherri Highers
Chugach Electric
5601 Electron Drive
Anchorage, AK 99518
Jay Rhodes
IBEW LU No. 1547
317 Stedman
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Brea Schmidt
Alaska Communications Systems
600 Telephone Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Doug Tansy
IBEW LU No.1547
3333 Denali Street Ste.200
Anchorage, AK 99503
James Zehnder
Northern Powerline Constructors
301 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Ste. 300
Anchorage, AK 99503
Jesse Young
IBEW LU No.1547
813 W 12th St
Juneau, AK 99801

For Employers

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