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Initially, all eligible school employees will enroll in SEBB benefits during the first annual open enrollment, October 1 through November 15, 2019.
To enroll in benefits (starting October 1), visit SEBB My Account. When you log into SEBB My Account, you will be asked to create a Secure Access Washington account for security purposes. If you need help with signing up, watch the SEBB My Account training videos, read the User Guide, or ask your payroll or benefits office for assistance.
If you do not have access to a computer or internet access, ask your payroll or benefits office for a 2020 School Employee Enrollment form. Your payroll or benefits office must receive your 2020 School Employee Enrollment form with benefit elections no later than November 15.
If you are eligible for SEBB benefits, you will enroll eligible dependents when you enroll yourself. You must provide proof of your dependents’ eligibility within the SEBB enrollment timelines before we can enroll them under your coverage.
If your employer determines that you are eligible, you are required to enroll. However, you may waive your enrollment in SEBB medical if you are enrolled in other employer-based group medical, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare. (If you waive, your dependents will not be enrolled.)
If you are eligible but do not enroll or waive your enrollment in SEBB medical during the first annual open enrollment, you will be enrolled by default as a single subscriber in UMP Achieve 1 (for medical), Uniform Dental Plan, MetLife vision, basic life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and basic long-term disability insurance. Your dependents will not be enrolled. You will be charged a monthly $33 premium for medical coverage as well as a $25-per-account monthly tobacco use premium surcharge.
If you are enrolled by default, you cannot change plans or enroll your eligible dependents until the next annual open enrollment unless you have a special open enrollment event that allows the change.
You cannot enroll in two SEBB accounts at the same time. If you are an eligible employee and are also eligible as a dependent under your spouse’s, state-registered domestic partner’s, or parent’s account, you may choose one of these options:
- Waive your enrollment in SEBB medical and be enrolled in medical under your spouse’s, state-registered domestic partner’s, or parent’s SEBB account. You must still enroll in dental, vision, basic life insurance, basic AD&D insurance, and basic LTD insurance under your own account.
- Enroll in medical under your own SEBB account.
Yes. If you are enrolled in SEBB Program benefits, and your spouse or state-registered domestic partner or parent is enrolled in Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program benefits, you can be enrolled in both programs. Your primary coverage would be through the SEBB Program and your secondary coverage would be through the PEBB Program.
If you are enrolled in the SEBB Program covering yourself as well as your spouse or state-registered domestic partner as a dependent, or vice versa, and your spouse is enrolled in the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program and covers you as a dependent, you would not incur the monthly $50 spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge as long as you attest that it does not apply to you. However, if your spouse or state-registered domestic partner waives medical coverage and enrolls on your account,, you will be charged the monthly $50 spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge in addition to your monthly medical premium. Alternatively if you waive enrollment in SEBB medical and your spouse or state-registered domestic partner enrolls you as a dependent on their PEBB account they will be charged the monthly $50 spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge in addition to their monthly medical premium.
For employees and their enrolled spouses or state-registered domestic partners age 65 and older, SEBB medical plans provide primary coverage, and Medicare coverage is usually secondary. You may choose to waive your enrollment in SEBB medical and have Medicare as your coverage. However, you will remain enrolled in SEBB dental, vision, basic life insurance and AD&D insurance, and basic LTD insurance.