Potential government shutdown

In the event of a federal government shutdown, individuals enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid), Public Employees Benefits Board, and School Employees Benefits Board coverage—and those accessing behavioral health services—will not experience a disruption in care. In addition, health care providers will continue to be paid for the services they provide.

If a shutdown occurs, we will share more information at that time.


Find out if the tobacco use premium surcharge and the spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge apply to you.

About the surcharges

The Legislature requires two premium surcharges that may be added to your medical plan premium each month:

These surcharges apply to PEBB subscribers who:

  • Are enrolled in a PEBB medical plan.


  • Do not have Medicare Part A and Part B as their primary coverage.

When you enroll in or add a dependent to your PEBB medical, you must respond on your enrollment form to whether the tobacco use and spousal coverage premium surcharges apply.


Employees: Your payroll or benefits office

All other subscribers: The PEBB Program