Open enrollment (SEBB)
The SEBB Program's first annual open enrollment is October 1 through November 15. Find the information you need to enroll in benefits.
- What you need to know before open enrollment fact sheet
- Top 10 SEBB myths you can't afford to ignore fact sheet
Important! You must take action during the SEBB Program’s first annual open enrollment (October 1 to November 15) OR you will be automatically enrolled in coverage and charged $58 a month, and your dependents will not be enrolled. Take action by November 15. Need help choosing a plan? Use ALEX, the online benefits advisor or visit the virtual benefits fair.
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During open enrollment you can learn more about health plans and other insurance options by attending one of the SEBB Program’s benefits fairs. At a fair, you can pick up information and speak with representatives from the health plans, the SEBB Program, and other plan administrators that administer SEBB benefits. See the benefits fairs schedule.
Virtual benefits fair
A virtual benefits fair is a new way to learn about your benefit options through an online experience — and it’s available anytime, day or night, during the first annual open enrollment.
Visit and explore to learn more about all the benefits available. You will find links to videos, downloadable content, provider searches, and other information to help you choose the right plans for you and your dependents. Use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to visit at your own pace.
Not sure which plans to choose? Use one of our tools to help you decide.
- ALEX, the online benefits advisor. ALEX will help you understand your benefits and guide you through choosing your medical, dental, and vision plans. ALEX will suggest plans that might make the most sense for you to consider. Your responses to ALEX are private and confidential. See how ALEX can help you.
- Medical benefits cost comparison 2020 (printable)
- Behavioral health benefits comparison 2020 (printable)
- Compare medical plans
- Summaries of Benefits and Coverage
- Dental benefits comparison 2020 (printable)
- Compare dental plans
- Vision benefits comparison 2020 (printable)
- Compare vision plans
All school employees will be offered a selection of plans based on their county of residence. Some school employees, including those who live outside Washington State, may have more plan options if they work in a district that crosses county lines or is in a county that borders Idaho or Oregon. (Note: If your school district is not listed in the Medical plans available by district, you may only choose plan options available in the county you live in.)
- Medical plans available by county (school employees)
- Medical plan premiums and deductibles available by county (printable)
SEBB Continuation Coverage
- Medical plans available by county (SEBB Continuation Coverage)
- SEBB Continuation Coverage medical plan premiums and deductibles available by county (printable)
Note: You only pay the employee share of the monthly medical premium.
There are no school employee premiums for dental, vision, basic life and accidental death and dismemberment, and basic long-term disability insurance. These benefits are paid for by your employer.
- Employee monthly premiums 2020 (printable)
- Medical plan premiums
- Supplemental life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance premiums
- Supplemental long-term disability (LTD) insurance premiums
SEBB Continuation Coverage
- SEBB Continuation Coverage monthly premiums 2020 (printable)
- SEBB Continuation Coverage premiums
- Life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance premiums
Check the plans' provider portals to check if your current providers are in the plans' networks.
Summaries of Benefits and Coverage are required under the federal Affordable Care Act to help members understand plan benefits and medical terms. View the SBCs for:
You will be charged the following surcharges in addition to your monthly medical plan premium, if they apply to you.
- $25 monthly tobacco use premium surcharge. A $25 premium surcharge per-account if you or a dependent (age 13 and older) enrolled on your SEBB medical uses a tobacco product. If more than one person on your account uses a tobacco product, you will still be charged a total of $25.
- $50 monthly spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge. A $50 premium surcharge if you have a spouse or state-registered domestic partner enrolled on your SEBB medical for 2020, and they have elected not to enroll in their employer-based group medical insurance that is comparable to PEBB Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) Classic. If you are not covering a spouse or state-registered domestic partner under your SEBB medical for 2020, this premium surcharge does not apply to you.
Visit SEBB My Account during open enrollment (October 1 through November 15) to complete your enrollment.
If enrolling dependents, make sure you have proof of eligibility. Dependents will not be covered under your account until they have been verified (approved) for enrollment. A list of acceptable documents is located on the Dependent verification webpage.
Language assistance services, including interpreters and translation of printed materials, are available free of charge.
Employees: Contact your payroll or benefits office directly.
SEBB Continuation Coverage subscribers: Contact the SEBB Program at 1-800-200-1004 (TRS: 711).