Benefits - LEOFF Fire Retirement


LEOFF Fire Retirement

The Retiree Medical Plan Annual Enrollment runs Thursday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 21, 2018 for coverage effective January 1, 2019. Your annual enrollment packet will be mailed on October 26, 2018. See the 2019 Fire retiree rates, annual enrollment letter, Most under age 65 plan highlights, Medicare plan comparison and required notices. If you are changing medical plans offered through the City, please contact the Benefits Unit at (206) 615-1340 or Benefits.Unit@seattle.gov to request an enrollment form to be emailed or mailed to you. You must fill out an enrollment form and submit it to the SDHR Benefits Unit postmarked no later than Wednesday, November 21, 2018. If you aren't making changes, no action is required.

If you pay by check, please change the check amount starting with your January payment. See the 2019 Fire retiree rate sheet.


The Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) Retirement System is a defined benefit plan that provides a secure, formula-driven income for retirement. Not sure which plan you are in? Plan participation is determined by when you first became a member.

  • LEOFF Plan 1 is for employees who became members before October 1, 1977.
  • LEOFF Plan 2 is for employees who first became members on or after October 1, 1977.

Go to the Washington State Department of Retirement System webpage at http://drs.wa.gov/member/systems/leoff/ for information on the following:

  • Disability Benefits
  • Plan Handbooks
  • Military Service Credit
  • Retirement Planning Frequently Asked Questions
  • Working After Retirement
  • Purchasing Additional Service Credit and More

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Fire Fighters LEOFF 1

If you are a LEOFF I member and have any questions about the Fire Fighter pension or retiree medical plans, contact:

Steve W Brown, Executive Director
Fire Pension Board
(206) 625-4355
StevenW.Brown@seattle.gov

If you are a LEOFF I dependent and have questions about the retiree medical plans, call City of Seattle Central Benefits at (206) 615-1340.

Fire Fighters LEOFF 2

Retiree Medical Plan Documents

2018 Rate Sheet - Fire Fighters
2017 Rate Sheet - Fire Fighters

Medical plan information if you are an under age 65 retiree:
2018 Under Age 65 Retiree Benefit Highlights - Most
2017 Under Age 65 Retiree Benefit Highlights - Most

2018 Under Age 65 Retiree Aetna Preventive Plan Book;   2018 Schedule of Benefits

2018 Under Age 65 Retiree Aetna Traditional Plan Book;   2018 Schedule of Benefits

2017 Under Age 65 Retiree Kaiser Permanente Standard Plan Book;   
2018 Benefit Summary

2017 Under Age 65 Retiree Kaiser Permanente Deductible Plan Book;  
2018 Benefit Summary


Medical plan information if you are an age 65 or older retiree (Medicare-eligible):
2018 Age 65 and Over Benefit Highlights
2017 Age 65 and Over Benefit Highlights

2016 Age 65 Retiree Aetna Evidence of Coverage;   2016 Medical Benefits Chart
2016 Pharmacy Benefits Chart

2017 Age 65 and Over Retiree Kaiser Permanente Evidence of Coverage;
2018 Benefit Summary

2017 Age 65 Retiree Kaiser Permanente MAPD 4 Evidence of Coverage;
2018 Benefit Summary

2017 Age 65 and Over United Healthcare Evidence of Coverage;   2017 Benefit Summary

Other Resources


Form if you want your medical premium payments to be deducted from your pension check:
DRS Pension Deduction Authorization

For information about Fire Fighters LEOFF 2 pension, contact:
Steve Nelsen, Executive Director
LEOFF 2 Retirement Board
(360) 586-2320
steve.nelsen@leoff.wa.gov

For information about the Fire Fighters LEOFF 2 retiree medical plans, contact City of Seattle Central Benefits at (206) 615-1340.


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