PEBB and SEBB subscribers: changes to the HCA website

Mon, 05/14/2018
Public employee

We are updating the Public employee benefits section of our website to include benefit-related information for school employees who will be covered under the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program starting January 1, 2020.

When will these changes occur?

Changes will be made Thursday, May 17, after close of business.

What will change?

The Public employee benefits banner will change to Employee and retiree benefits to be more inclusive.

The content under the Employee and retiree benefits section will be adjusted to include school employees. Instead of three main audience sections, there will be four:

  • Public employees – for state agency and higher-education employees covered under PEBB.
  • School employees (starting January 1, 2020) – for K-12 school employees covered under SEBB, effective January 1, 2020. Note: Benefit and eligibility information for the SEBB Program will be added over time. All benefit and eligibility information will be available before open enrollment (fall 2019).
  • Retirees – for retirees covered under PEBB.
  • COBRA/continuation coverage subscribers – for subscribers in PEBB who are covered by COBRA or continuation coverage.

New link, same content

The link to view public employee benefits online is www.hca.wa.gov/public-employee-benefits. The new link will be www.hca.wa.gov/employee-retiree-benefits. After May 17, if you use the old link, you will be directed to the new location.

Similarly, www.hca.wa.gov/erb will take you to the Employee and retiree benefits main page.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks!

My Account button

The green My Account button that is on the Public employee benefits main page will be absent from the Employee and retiree benefits main page after May 17.

To access My Account, click into your audience section (Public employees, Retirees, or COBRA and continuation coverage). The green My Account button is in the upper right corner of the webpage.

The My Account button will not appear on the School employees section at this time. We are in the process of determining if SEBB will use My Account.

Forms & publications

A new Customer Type (School employees) will be added to the Forms & publications page.