FAQs for school administrators
The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) help you understand the SEBB Program and how it affects your school district, educational service district, or charter school.
Yes, SEBB My Account will have functionality to attest to the tobacco use and spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharges.
Funding parity was addressed by the Legislature in Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6241, which intended for insurance benefit allocations for school employees to be no less than rates for state employees. The amount of funding provided for PEBB and SEBB benefits will be addressed during standard legislative operating budget processes.
Yes, that is correct.
Yes, that is correct. Employees can buy supplemental life insurance if they choose.
Yes, SEBB My Account is being developed and tested to follow the Americans with Disabilities Rehabilitation Act (ADA) Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This includes making the system friendly for screen readers to read textual information.
SEBB Program base funding is calculated using the prototypical model and adjusted by the “benefit allocation factor” (BAF).
The BAF is part of the collective bargaining agreement, which the Legislature has approved.
Yes, the SEBB Program will meet the affordability requirements.
Yes, school districts, ESDs with represented employees, and charter schools will pay the wellness incentive, but it is already included as a component within the funding rate. There will not be an additional charge.
No, only school employees anticipated to work 630 hours or more during the school year are eligible. However, school board members are eligible to contract with PEBB Program for coverage, just as they were before.