Save Now for Medical Costs After Retirement
The IAFF Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP), created by WSCFF Employee Benefit Trust, provides crucial benefits for you and your family in retirement.
The IAFF MERP is a completely tax-sheltered plan designed to help participating members pay for health insurance premiums and other medical expenses in retirement. Your lifetime monthly benefit is determined based on how much you contribute to the plan throughout your career and for how long.
Brief History of MERP
Launched in 1999, there are more than 8,400 participating members from 148 participating locals across the IAFF as of January 2022. With the program being expanded to allow locals from all over the IAFF to join, we expect growth to continue. The Trust currently has more than $200 million in assets managed by an Investment Consultant and professional fund managers.