The Spokane Fire Fighters Benefit Trust continues to establish our own foundation for sustainable and comprehensive medical coverage. Healthcare is ever changing, so our Trust must accommodate change without losing sight of our goals and priorities. Your Trustees are fully engaged in assuring that our Trust continues to evolve and provide members with the best healthcare experience possible.
History of your Trust
The Spokane Fire Fighters Benefit Trust was established on January 1, 2013. The Trust is the legal vehicle for the union to manage its own health and welfare plan. Today, the SFFBT provides coverage for medical, vision, prescription drugs, dental, VEBA Health Reimbursement Arrangement and life/AD&D and long-term disability to over 1,000 members, including retirees and their families.
How the Trust Operates
A board of seven trustees is elected or appointed from the Local 29 membership plus one chair position. The Trustees are responsible for the governance and direction of the Trust, including plan designs, partner relationships, member contributions, and ensuring we have sufficient funds.
A group of advisors is retained to assist with the daily operational, legal, and consulting aspects of managing the Trust. Trustees meet four to five times a year, although they consult with the advisors several times a week.
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