2019 PEBB open enrollment has begun. You have until November 30, 2018 to make changes to your coverage.

Employment ending without retirement

If you do not meet DRS criteria for retirement or you choose to not retire when your employment ends, you may have the option to use COBRA coverage as a "bridge" to PEBB retiree insurance coverage.

To use COBRA as a "bridge," you must enroll in COBRA and be eligible to retiree when your coverage ends. If you are not eligible to retire when your COBRA coverage ends, you are not eligible for PEBB retiree insurance coverage.

  • If you are eligible to retire when your COBRA coverage ends and you plan to apply for PEBB retiree insurance coverage, see COBRA
  • If you are a DRS Plan 3 member separating from employment and meet the age and length of service requirements for your plan, but are not retiring with DRS, see Separating employment.
  • If you are retiring or separating employment from a higher education retirement plan or are not participating in or retiring under a Washington State-sponsored retirement plan, see Higher education or not participating in a Washington State-sponsored retirement plan.

Contact

The PEBB Program

Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
Online
360-664-7000
Toll-free: 1-800-547-6657