PEB Board approves four resolutions

On April 14, 2022, the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEB Board) met virtually. The meeting was open to the public via Zoom.

Meeting recap

Highlights are listed below. See the briefing book for all presentation materials.

The Board approved the following resolutions:

2022-01 Employees returning to work from active duty: When an employee who is called to active duty in the uniformed services under USERRA loses eligibility for the employer contribution toward PEBB benefits, they regain eligibility for the employer contribution toward PEBB benefits the day they return from active duty. Employer-paid PEBB benefits will begin the first day of the month in which they return from active duty.

2022-02 Employees may waive enrollment in dental: An employee who is eligible for the employer contribution toward PEBB benefits and who waives enrollment in a PEBB medical plan when they are enrolled in TRICARE, Medicare, or other employer-based group medical, and are not enrolled in SEBB medical, may waive their PEBB dental only if they are enrolled in both a SEBB dental plan and SEBB vision plan as a SEBB eligible dependent.

2022-03 Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan enrollment during gap month: If a subscriber elects to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan, and the required forms are received by the PEBB Program after the date the PEBB retiree insurance coverage is to begin, the subscriber and their enrolled dependents will be enrolled in Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) Classic during the gap month(s) prior to when the MA-PD coverage begins.

2022-04 Deferring PEBB retiree insurance coverage when the subscriber becomes eligible for the employer contribution: PEBB retiree insurance coverage will be automatically deferred when the subscriber becomes eligible for the employer contribution toward PEBB benefits. The subscriber will be exempt from the deferral form requirement.

HCA staff provided presentations on the following:

  • Proposed rule changes.
  • Specific proposals of possible future benefit design enhancements for the Uniform Dental Plan.
  • Update on the PEBB Modernization Project.
  • Update on the status of legislation passed by the 2022 Legislature.

The Board met in executive session before adjourning.

Next meeting

The next public meeting of the PEB Board is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on May 12. Board members and the public may attend virtually via Zoom. The link or call-in number will be noted on the meeting agenda, which will be posted on the PEB Board Meetings and materials webpage.