About the Trust

About the Trust

The Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust

Founded in 1958 the Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust (the Trust) provides high quality, affordable health insurance and wellness benefits to Trust participants and their eligible families.

The Trust is a self-funded Taft-Hartley trust, that is jointly managed by a Board of Trustees made up of union and employer representatives. The Trust is funded by participating employer contributions paid under the terms negotiated by labor agreements and covers approximately 20,000 active employees.

Benefits are bargained by the union and employers and can include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription
  • Life, AD&D insurance
  • Employee disability benefits
  • Mental health services
  • Wellness programs, and more

Not all labor agreements include all benefits, please refer to your Plan SPD for specific coverage information.