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Open enrollment (PEBB)
Find information to help you make your benefits decisions for 2021. Open enrollment (OE) is November 1 though 30, 2020.
Important: Forms will not be available on the website until November 1.
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The PEBB Program's annual open enrollment is your chance to:
- Change medical and dental plans
- Add or remove a dependent from your health plan coverage. If you enroll a dependent, you must provide proof of your dependent's eligibility with your enrollment form before your dependent can be enrolled on your account. Check the list of acceptable documents to submit on the Dependent verification webpage.
- Exception: This does not apply to retiree subscribers enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B or any PEBB Continuation Coverage subscriber, unless enrolling a state-registered domestic partner.
- Reattest to the spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge.
- Enroll or re-enroll in the Medical FSA or DCAP through Navia Benefit Solutions, and choose your election amounts (available only to state agency and higher-education employees).
- Waive enrollment (employees only) in medical coverage if you have or are enrolling in other employer-based group medical, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare. You can waive coverage during the PEBB Program's annual open enrollment or due to a special open enrollment event. You cannot waive PEBB employee medical for PEBB retiree medical.
- Enroll in employee medical coverage if you previously waived medical for other employer-based group medical, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare.
- Defer your retiree insurance coverage due to other qualifying coverage. You must maintain continuous coverage in other qualified coverage to re-enroll in the future.
- Enroll in retiree insurance coverage if you previously deferred your enrollment. When you enroll after deferral, you must provide proof of continuous enrollment in other qualified coverage from the date of deferral.
Note: UW employees must use Workday.
Not making plan changes for 2021?
If you do not want to make any changes and your health plans are still available in your county for 2021, you do not need to take any action. However, if you cover a spouse or state-registered domestic partner in 2021, you may need to reattest to the spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge.
You can make changes to your benefits during the PEBB Program's annual open enrollment, November 1 through 30.
- Log in to PEBB My Account or Workday (UW employees only).
- If a form* is required, PEBB My Account will direct you to the appropriate form.
- For employees: Your payroll or benefits office must receive your forms by November 30.
- For retirees and PEBB Continuation Coverage subscribers: The PEBB Program must receive your forms by November 30.
Changes made though PEBB My Account or Workday must be completed by midnight on November 30, 2020.
*Forms will be available on November 1, 2020.
The October edition of the PEBB Program's For Your Benefit newsletter is your source for open enrollment information, including changes to your health benefits. The newsletter includes monthly premiums, changes you can make during the PEBB Program's annual open enrollment and how to make them, and more.
No in-person fairs in 2020
In an effort to keep our members' health and safety a number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic and follow the state guidelines for large gatherings, we will not offer in-person benefits fairs during open enrollment this year. The PEBB Program will also not offer in-person lobby services for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, these services will not be available during open enrollment this year.
Virtual benefits fair
We understand the importance of benefits fairs to our members, which is why we are offering a new way to learn about benefits from the comfort and safety of your home. The virtual benefits fair is available anytime, day or night during open enrollment.
Visit and explore to learn more about all the benefits available. You will find links to videos, plan comparisons, webinars, and other information to help you choose the right benefits for you and your dependents. Use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to explore at your own pace.
On Wednesday, October 14, we had a Facebook Live. If you missed it, you can watch the recording on YouTube.
The PEBB Program is providing a one-time opportunity during open enrollment to get extra protection by applying for or increasing your supplemental life insurance coverage by answering just five health questions. Learn more on the life insurance webpage.
Contact your payroll or benefits office.
Retirees and PEBB Continuation Coverage subscribers
Contact the PEBB Program at 1-800-200-1004. (TRS: 711)
Language assistance services are available free of charge.