Spousal coverage surcharge

A $50 monthly premium surcharge may apply to you if you have a spouse or state-registered domestic partner enrolled on your SEBB Program medical.

What is the spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge?

A monthly $50 premium surcharge will be charged, in addition to your monthly medical plan premium, if you have a spouse or state-registered domestic partner enrolled on your SEBB medical account and they have elected not to enroll in their employer-based group medical insurance that is comparable to the PEBB Program’s Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) Classic. The comparison must be to the PEBB Program’s UMP Classic, even if you are not enrolled in that plan.

Who needs to attest?

You need to attest to this surcharge if you are enrolling your spouse or state-registered domestic partner on your SEBB Program medical account.

You do not need to attest if you are not enrolling your spouse or state-registered domestic partner on your SEBB Program medical. The surcharge will not apply to your account.

How do I attest?

More details about how to attest will be available closer to open enrollment in fall 2019.

What happens if I do not attest?

If you have a spouse or state-registered domestic partner enrolled on your SEBB Program medical account and you do not attest, you will be charged the monthly $50 premium surcharge in addition to your monthly medical plan premium.

Do I need to attest every year?

If you plan to continue SEBB medical coverage for your spouse or state-registered domestic partner for the next year, you must reattest to the spousal surcharge during the SEBB Program's annual open enrollment in the fall.