SEBB's May Intercom newsletter
The School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program’s Intercom newsletter is your source for information and updates about your health benefits.
Welcome to Benefits 24/7
Benefits 24/7 will be the new online enrollment system for the SEBB Program and is coming soon! This system replaces SEBB My Account. Employees 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.
Spring into retirement
As a school employee, you may be eligible for Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) retiree insurance coverage when you retire. PEBB retiree insurance coverage offers a range of plans to choose from, with generous and affordable premiums. Learn more about retiree eligibility, enrollment, and benefits.
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.
Davis Vision changes administrators
Starting June 1, Davis Vision will have a new plan administrator, MetLife. Davis Vision’s plan details, rates, and network will not change. Members should expect to receive a new card with updated branding. When you receive your new card, destroy your old card. MetLife’s online portal, MyBenefits, will replace the Davis Vision portal and provide access to educational materials.
Share Your Story Spotlight
In this edition, we focus on thinking about your health throughout the year.
Lynnea was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder after three months and many different visits to urgent care, the ER, and different specialists. Read Lynnea’s story.
Audrey has a flexible spending account that saves their family when it comes to paying medical and dental bills. Read Audrey’s story.
Are you in the know about the SEB Board?
The School Employees Benefits (SEB) Board meets from January to July every year to discuss and vote on SEBB Program benefits. They set eligibility requirements, approve premiums for medical, dental, and vision plans, and approve benefits of all participating health insurance plans. Their meetings are always open to the public. Learn more about the SEB Board.
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.