PEBB's May For Your Benefit newsletter

The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program’s For Your Benefit newsletter is your source for information and updates about your health benefits.

Read the May issue.

Welcome to Benefits 24/7

Benefits 24/7 will be the new online enrollment system for the PEBB Program and is coming soon! This system replaces PEBB My Account and employees, retirees, and continuation coverage subscribers can use Benefits 24/7 on a computer or mobile device to enroll in and manage benefits throughout the year. Read more about Benefits 24/7.

The race to eliminate hepatitis C

May is hepatitis awareness month, which makes it a great time to get tested or treated for hepatitis C. Hepatitis C virus, or HCV, is a viral infection that affects the liver. The virus is transmitted when someone comes in contact with the blood of an infected person. In 2018, Governor Inslee announced a plan to eliminate hepatitis C in Washington State by 2030. Read more about hepatitis C.

Are you in the know about the PEB Board?

The Public Employees Benefits (PEB) Board meets from January to July every year to discuss and vote on PEBB Program benefits. They set eligibility requirements, approve premiums for medical and dental plans, and approve benefits of all participating health insurance plans. Their meetings are always open to the public. Learn more about the PEB Board.

Share You Story Spotlight

In this edition, we focus on thinking about your health throughout the year. One day Marilyn was having trouble breathing. After the COVID test came back negative, she called the consulting nurse and went to a walk-in clinic. Marilyn was sent to the ER and after a few more tests was admitted. More tests were done and Marilyn learned she had a wound in her heart. Read Marilyn’s story.

UnitedHealthcare MAPD plan information sessions

UnitedHealthcare is hosting online sessions to help members better understand the Group Medicare Advantage PPO plans, PEBB Complete and PEBB Balance. The session covers plan details, including vision and prescription drug benefits and a live Q&A after. Register for a session.

MetLife will mail a beneficiary reminder

Has it been a while since you thought about your life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance beneficiaries? MetLife’s annual beneficiary solicitation will take place in June. You’ll receive a letter from MetLife if you need to designate a beneficiary. Designate or update your beneficiaries using MetLife’s MyBenefits.

A different kind of tired

Burnout. It’s a phrase we hear a lot. Burnout refers to physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms of long-term stress. While stress from a job can commonly be the cause, a difficult home life, demanding relationship, or living with mental illness are among the reasons for burnout. Learn more about burnout and how to care for yourself or a loved one.