As of January 1, 2020, benefits will be administered by the state of Washington through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB).
The first annual open enrollment for SEBB is October 1-November 15, 2019. Employees anticipated to work 630 hours or more during the 2019-20 school year are considered eligible.
Eligible employees received/will receive a printed version of the SEBB initial enrollment guide, mailed to home addresses the week of September 16 and regularly thereafter to new and newly-eligible employees. In addition, some helpful resources include:
Insurance & Retirement
Medical Insurance (applicable until December 31, 2019)
All employees hired into a permanent position have basic life insurance and a family vision plan. Those employees working 15+ hours per week have family dental. Employees working 17.5+ hours per week will be enrolled in long-term disability.
Medical plans are offered to employees working 20+ hours per week, or at least a .5 FTE. A variety of medical plans are available dependent on your bargaining association.
Detailed plan information and premium costs are included in the benefit handbook. See the links on this page and be careful to select the correct benefit book for your bargaining group/position. The one titled "FWEA" includes all certificated staff and clerical staff belonging to the Federal Way Education Association. The one titled "non-FWEA" is for all other 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