Continuation coverage

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PEBB Continuation Coverage

On April 2, 2020, the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEB Board) held a special telephonic meeting to approve policy resolutions that extend continuation coverage eligibility and enrollment timelines during the Governor’s state of emergency due to COVID-19. Learn more about the approved emergency resolutions.

The PEBB Program offers one or more ways for you and your dependents, if eligible, to continue PEBB Program coverage.

  • PEBB Continuation Coverage (COBRA) — a temporary extension of PEBB health plan coverage available to PEBB members defined as qualified beneficiaries under federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) rules, and for state-registered domestic partners and their children, based on RCW 26.60.015 and PEBB policy resolution that extends PEBB coverage for dependents not otherwise eligible for COBRA. Coverage may be temporarily extended only if the PEBB member experiences a qualifying event.
  • PEBB Continuation Coverage (Unpaid Leave) — a temporary extension of PEBB insurance coverage for employees who lose eligibility for the employer contribution toward insurance coverage due to specific types of leave.