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School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program

In 2017, the Washington State Legislature directed the Health Care Authority (HCA) to administer health care and other benefits (such as life insurance) for all Washington State school employees through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program.

Starting January 1, 2020, all K-12 school districts, educational service districts, and charter schools will be required to participate in the SEBB Program. The SEBB Program will obtain health care and other benefits for eligible school employees statewide, and the benefits structure may change at that time.

The School Employees Benefits Board (SEB Board) studies, designs, and approves comprehensive and cost-effective insurance benefit plans for school employees and establishes eligibility criteria for participation in these plans. The SEB Board is separate and independent from the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEB Board).

The SEB Board meets regularly to discuss SEBB benefits. Their meetings are open to the public.