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How do I notify SEBB that my loved one has passed away?

Who you contact depends on you situation. 

Employees

If a covered dependent dies, submit the School Employee Change form to your payroll or benefits office to remove the dependent from your coverage no later than 60 days after they pass away. By submitting this form, your premium may be reduced to reflect the change in coverage.

You should notify your payroll or benefits office of the employee's passing. As the survivor of an employee, you may be eligible to enroll in or defer enrollment in PEBB retiree insurance coverage. To learn more, visit: 

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements to enroll in or defer enrollment in PEBB retiree insurance coverage, you may be eligible to continue your health plan enrollment in SEBB Continuation Coverage (COBRA)

SEBB Continuation Coverage subscribers

First, notify the SEBB Program of your loss.

Send us a secure message

You will need to set up an account to use this system. In your message, include your loved one's:

  • Full name.
  • Social Security number.
  • Date of death.

Why do I need to set up an account? To protect your and your loved one's privacy and sensitive health information. Using our secure messaging system helps us ensure your information remains safe. 

Call us

You can call SEBB Customer Service at 1-800-200-1004 (TRS: 711) and let the service representative know your loved one's: 

  • Full name.
  • Social Security number.
  • Date of death.

Your situation will determine the next steps

You only need to notify the SEBB Program. Your loved one will be removed from your coverage. Your monthly premium may be reduced to reflect the change in coverage.

When you let SEBB Customer Service know, your continuation coverage will end. You will be provided information regarding options to continue enrollment in SEBB Continuation Coverage (COBRA). If you choose to continue coverage, you will be enrolled under your own account and may be eligible for additional months of continuation coverage up to a maximum of 36 months. The amount of time you have been enrolled in SEBB Continuation Coverage will be included in the maximum number of months allowed under SEBB Continuation Coverage (COBRA).