The Legislature has approved and funded a new health care system for K-12 school employees that begins in January 2020. The new School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) program will replace the existing health insurance negotiated locally in each school district. That means all K-12 public school employees will have a new insurance plan beginning January 1.
Open enrollment is October 1 – November 15. Be prepared with documentation if you plan to cover dependents. Watch for declaration of non-smoker on the enrollment form. Tobacco users will be charged an additional $25 surcharge. ***Failure to enroll by November 15th will result in only YOU being covered (no dependents) on the UMP Plan 1 and incurring the tobacco surcharge.
Plan options are based upon the county you LIVE in. Clark County offers Kaiser NW and Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) https://www.hca.wa.gov/employee-retiree-benefits/school-employees/medical-plans-county
Health Care Authority Website: https://www.hca.wa.gov/employee-retiree-benefits/sebb-open-enrollment
Summary of Benefits and Coverage – Coverage, limitations, preauthorizations: https://www.hca.wa.gov/employee-retiree-benefits/school-employees/benefits-and-coverage-plan#what-is-sbc
Compare Premiums, Deductibles, and Out of Pocket Costs:
Provider Directories: https://www.hca.wa.gov/employee-retiree-benefits/school-employees/find-provider
WEA Health Care Hotline 1-855-668-5039 (Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm)
SEBB Contact Information and Resources Click Here
November 7 – Roosevelt Commons 2:00-5:00
November 13 – Bates Room 100 3:00-6:00
November 14 – Bates Room 100 2:00 – 5:00
NOVEMBER 15 – LAST DAY OF OPEN ENROLLMENT!!!