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.
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 – SEBB Contact Information and Resources Click Here
Facebook Live: September 18th (5-6 pm) https://www.facebook.com/WAHealthCareAuthority
October 7 3:00-8:00 ESD 112
October 24 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm Bates