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How to enroll

Find the required forms and timelines needed to enroll in SEBB benefits.

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When do I enroll?

If you are eligible for SEBB benefits, you must enroll within 31 days of becoming newly eligible or regaining eligibility for the employer contribution toward SEBB benefits.

How do I enroll?

Eligible school employees can enroll in benefits using SEBB My Account. When you first log in to SEBB My Account, you will be asked to create a Secure Access Washington account for security purposes. If you need help with signing up, 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 School Employee Enrollment form and any additional required forms. Your payroll or benefits office or the contracted vendor must receive your required forms and dependent verification documents with your enrollment elections no later than 31 days after becoming eligible.

Automatic enrollments

If you are eligible, you will automatically be enrolled in basic life insurance, basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and employer-paid long-term disability (LTD) insurance.

You will also be automatically enrolled in employee-paid LTD insurance, unless you decline this coverage. If you later decide to enroll in or increase coverage, you will have to provide evidence of insurability and be approved by the insurer. 

How do I enroll my dependents?

If you are eligible for SEBB benefits, you may enroll eligible dependents when you enroll yourself. You must provide proof of your dependents’ eligibility within the SEBB Program's enrollment timelines before we can enroll them under your coverage. If you do not enroll dependents when you first enroll, you will only be eligible to add them during the next annual open enrollment unless you have a special open enrollment event that allows the change.

Additional required forms for dependents

If you are enrolling one of the dependents described below, also submit the applicable forms when you enroll. 

Am I required to enroll?

If your employer determines that you are eligible, you are required to enroll. However, you may waive your enrollment if you are enrolled in another employer-based group medical, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare. If you waive, your dependents will not be enrolled.

If you waive enrollment in SEBB medical, you will still be enrolled in SEBB dental and vision. Exception: You may waive enrollment in SEBB medical to enroll in PEBB medical only if you are enrolled in PEBB dental. By doing so, you waive enrollment in SEBB dental and vision. 

What if I don't enroll?

If you are eligible but do not enroll or waive your enrollment in SEBB medical, you will be automatically enrolled as a single subscriber in UMP Achieve 1 (for medical), Uniform Dental Plan, MetLife vision, basic life insurance, basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and employer-paid long-term disability (LTD) insurance. You will also be automatically enrolled in employee-paid LTD insurance (unless you decline this coverage). Your dependents will not be enrolled. You will be charged a monthly premium for medical coverage as well as a monthly $25 tobacco use premium surcharge.

If you are automatically enrolled, 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.

Effective January 1, 2022, if you are eligible to enroll in both the SEBB and PEBB Programs, you are limited to a single enrollment in medical, dental, and vision plans (SEBB Program) or medical and dental (PEBB Program). If you do not take action to resolve the dual enrollment, the SEBB Program or the PEBB Program will automatically enroll you or disenroll you as described in WAC 182-31-070.

What if I'm eligible for benefits as an employee and a dependent?

Medical, dental, and vision coverage is limited to a single enrollment per individual. 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 under your own account and, instead, stay enrolled in SEBB 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 employer-paid LTD insurance under your own account. You will also be enrolled in employee-paid LTD insurance, unless you decline the coverage.
  • Enroll in medical (as well as dental, vision, basic life insurance, basic AD&D insurance, and employer-paid LTD insurance under your own account. You will also be enrolled in employee-paid LTD insurance, unless you decline the coverage. You must be removed from the other medical, dental, and vision accounts.

Can I enroll in both SEBB and PEBB benefits?

No, you cannot enroll in both SEBB and PEBB health plans. You may waive your SEBB medical to enroll in PEBB medical if you are also enrolled in PEBB dental. In doing so, you waive your enrollment in SEBB dental and vision.  

What if I'm enrolled in Medicare?

If you or any of your dependents are enrolled in Medicare or may soon be, learn more about how Medicare and SEBB benefits work together while you are still employed.

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