About the tobacco use premium surcharge
A monthly $25 surcharge is required in addition to your premium if you or a family member enrolled on your PEBB medical coverage uses a tobacco product. You can waive this surcharge if you respond that all adult tobacco users are enrolled in your PEBB medical plan’s tobacco cessation program. (Tobacco users ages 17 and under are considered enrolled in a tobacco cessation program if they access information and resources in Smokefree Teen.)
Note: As long as any family member covered under your PEBB medical plan uses tobacco, you will pay the tobacco use surcharge.
If you add a family member to your PEBB medical coverage, you must re-attest to the tobacco use surcharge within PEBB’s timelines (in addition to completing and submitting the appropriate enrollment form).
When do I need to report a change to tobacco use?
Whenever you or a family member enrolled on your medical coverage has a change in tobacco use or enrollment in your PEBB medical plan’s tobacco cessation program.
For open enrollment, you do not need to re-attest if there are no changes to the tobacco use status of any enrolled members on your medical coverage.
How can I report a change to tobacco use?
You have two ways to report a change to your or your enrolled family member’s tobacco use:
Generally, attestation changes will affect surcharges starting the first of the month after the changes were received. If attestation changes are received on the first day of the month, the change begins that day.
Frequently asked questions
What’s considered a change to tobacco use?