Insurance & Retirement
SEBB Annual Open Enrollment
Eligible employees may make changes to the current benefit elections during the Annual Open Enrollment period. The Annual Open Enrollment is October 26 - November 23, 2020, for changes to be effective January 1, 2021.
Current medical, dental, vision, and supplemental long-term disability elections will carry over to 2021 if no changes are made during the Annual Open Enrollment. Annual enrollment is required for Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) and/or Dependent Care Assistanct Program (DCAP) for continued participation.
2021 Key Highlights:
- Bariatric Surgery - offered by Premera Blue Cross at in-network and approved facilities, subject to medical necessity review. For questions about this benefit, please call Premera at 800-807-3710.
- Hearing Benefits - all SEBB medical plans will cover one hearing instrument per ear every five years for in-network providers at no cost to the member, except UMP High Deductible Health Plan members need to first meet their deductible.
- Medical Plan Availability - choose plans available based on county of residence or employment.
Where to enroll or make changes:
- Medical, Dental, Vision, and Supplmental Long-Term Disability - SEBB My Account (available October 26)
- 2021 Medical FSA or DCAP - Navia Benefits
- SEBB Open Enrollment Website
- 2021 Rates - employeement out-of-pocket medical premiums have increased, except for Uniform Medical Plan (UMP). Please pay close attention to the new rates.
- Virtual Benefits Fair
- Open Enrollment Webinars
All employees who are anticipated to work 630 hours or more, or who during the course of the school year reach 630 hours worked, are eligible for benefits offered through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB), administered by the state of Washington. Employees not making a selection within 31 days of becoming eligible (or those not waiving coverage within 31 days of becoming eligible) will be automatically enrolled in a basic employee-only (no dependents) medical/dental/vision package at a cost of $58/month.
Due to COVID-19, employees who were eligible for benefits on 2/29/2020 will maintain their eligibility during the Governor's State of Emergency, even if they are not anticipated to work 630 hours or more during the 2020-21 school year.
A variety of medical plans are available dependent on your county of residence or employment. Supplemental offerings are also provided for life insurance and long-term disability beyond the state-provided coverage.
For more information visit the Health Care Authority/SEBB site for school district employees:
Employees have an excellent state retirement plan regulated by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems.
Optional retirement programs such as a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and 403b Tax Sheltered Annuities are also offered by the district.
Connie Gard, Retirement
Patty McDugle, Benefits
Laveda Nichols, Absences & Workers Comp
Lynette Pearl, Time Sheets
Pam Jacobson, Director of Payroll & Benefits