October For Your Benefit newsletter available now

October For Your Benefit newsletter available now

The October PEBB For Your Benefit newsletter is all about open enrollment. You’ll find everything you need to know about what’s changing and what you need to do.

Read the full issue for your group.

Important dates

Open enrollment begins November 1 and ends November 30. Changes made during open enrollment are effective January 1, 2023.

Changes to your PEBB benefits for 2023

Find all the changes to your benefits, including:

  • Changes in plan benefits.
  • New health savings account (HSA) limits.

Don’t forget to visit our open enrollment webpage for more information.

Changes you can make during open enrollment

Certain changes to your account, including changing plans and adding dependents, can only be done during open enrollment. Read about everything you can do during this time.

2023 monthly premiums

See your monthly premiums:

Employer group employees get premiums from your payroll or benefits office.

Retirees, are you concerned about health care costs?

About five years ago, HCA began hearing from retirees that health care expenses were too high, so we took action. Last year, the UnitedHealthcare’s PEBB Balance and PEBB Complete health plans were introduced to provide lower-cost, high-quality health care. Attend a town hall to learn more about these Medicare Advantage plans.

Return of in-person benefits fairs

In-person benefits fairs are back this year. And you can still visit the virtual benefits fair, too.

Facebook live

On November 3, tune in for a Facebook Live Q&A about open enrollment from 4 to 5 p.m. on the Washington Health Care Authority Facebook page. 

State agency and higher-education employees: Your FSA funds may carry over

If you are enrolled in a Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) or Limited Purpose FSA and reenroll for the upcoming plan year, you may be able to carry over some funds.

Non-Medicare members: Covering a spouse or SRDP? You may need to reattest to premium surcharges

Even if you do not make health plan changes, if your spouse or state-registered domestic partner (SRDP) is covered on your PEBB benefits, you may be required to reattest to the spouse or SRDP coverage premium surcharge. If you need to attest, we will mail you a letter in late October.

The website has a new look!

You shared your ideas; we listened. Visit our new, user-experience-inspired website.

Check out our dental plans

Three dental plans are available. DeltaCare and Willamette Dental are managed-care plans and Uniform Dental Plan is a preferred provider organization plan. Review the plans to see which is right for you.

Your medical plan can help you kick tobacco

You’ve heard all the reasons tobacco is bad for you, but we know quitting is difficult. Your medical plan can help you live tobacco free and save $25 a month by not having to pay the tobacco use premium surcharge.