WHIT, the Western Healthcare Insurance Trust, provides unique and competitive employee benefit solutions for member hospitals, medical clinics and other healthcare groups. Founded in 1976 by members of the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), WHIT is a non-profit, member-driven trust that provides benefit coverage for healthcare organizations with 10 or more employees in Portland, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana.
More than 50 hospitals and clinics rely on WHIT to provide their employee benefit plans:
WHIT is an employee welfare benefit plan and is also considered a multiple employee welfare arrangement (MEWA) under ERISA. WHIT serves hospitals and other health care related entities across the United States Pacific Northwest.
WHIT was established to provide unique and cost effective employee benefit plans to its members. This continues to be the criteria we use when evaluating new products and/or carriers. The products in WHIT must provide something the hospitals and healthcare related groups cannot obtain on their own.
Public and private hospitals located in the Pacific Northwest are eligible for participation in the Trust, as well as other employers in the health care industry with a minimum of ten employees.
Employee benefits consultant DiMartino Associates and WHIT are happy to work with participating groups' benefits consultants and/or insurance brokers. Please have your representative contact us at 206-467-9408 (Seattle) 1-888-715-8000 or email us at WHIT for further information.