2021 Medical Plan Transition

Effective January 1, 2021 Whatcom County will no longer offer the Self-Insured Medical or the Direct Reimbursement Dental plan.  

  • Unrepresented Employees: Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust (WTWT) will provide your medical and dental plans.
  • Fraternal Order of Police:  Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust (WTWT) will provide your medical coverage.  There is no change in dental.

The WTWT medical plan provides full family coverage with no monthly employee premium contributions. The plan is administered by Northwest Administrators (NWA).   

Northwest Administrators will be mailing, to your mailing address, the 
2021 Open Enrollment packets the week of November 23.  

The enrollment packet will include a welcome letter, Summary Plan Description, your temporary ID card, information about the Health Assessment, enrollment form and supporting documents.

  • Enrollment form: complete the enrollment form listing yourself and all members of your family you would like covered for 2021.
  • Supporting Documents: if you are adding a spouse and/or dependents on your insurance you need to provide a marriage certificate and birth certificates for all dependents.  

Enrollment forms and supporting documents must be returned to NWA by December 31 to avoid a disruption in 2021 coverage.

  • Your Temporary ID card: you will receive a permanent card January 2021. Your SSN# will be used by your provider as your Participant ID Number until your permanent card is received.
  • Health Assessment (HA): complete the Health Assessment between January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021.
    Refer to your packet for information on how to complete.  Spouses need to log in separately to complete the assessment.  If completed, you will be eligible for the lowest possible deductible for 2021.  If not completed, your annual deductible will increase. 

Your HR Rep can assist with questions and help you walk through the new plan.   Make a virtual appointment by calling (360) 778-5300 or emailing hr@co.whatcom.wa.us. 

  1. 2021 WTWT Medical Plan
  2. 2021 WTWT Dental Plan
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4.  Open Enrollment Meetings

WA Teamsters Welfare Trust Plan B