PEBB's October For Your Benefit newsletter now available

Fri, 10/12/2018

October newsletter now available!

The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program's For Your Benefit newsletter is your source for information and updates about your health benefits.

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In this issue...

What's changing with your PEBB health coverage in 2019

Read about changes to PEBB medical and dental plans, contribution amounts for the health savings account (HSA), Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), and PEB Board policy resolutions. All changes are effective January 1, 2019.

2019 monthly premiums

Find out your 2019 monthly premiums for state agency/higher-education, retirees, and PEBB Continuation Coverage. K-12 and employer group employees should contact their personnel, payroll, or benefits office.

Changes you can make during open enrollment

Changes made online through My Account must be completed by midnight on November 30, 2018. If you are submitting paper forms, your agency's personnel, payroll, or benefits office must receive your forms by November 30. University of Washington employees must use Workday to make changes. All changes must be completed by midnight on November 30, 2018.

Benefits fairs schedule

Learn more about your health plan and other insurance options by attending one of the PEBB Program's benefits fairs. Some fairs include a presentation about UMP Plus or the Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) and Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP).

Who to contact for help

Need help? Check out this contact list to find the right person to assist you.

Important dates to remember

Put these dates on your calendar. You don't want to miss an important deadline during open enrollment!

Summary of Benefits and Coverage available

The Affordable Care Act requires the PEBB Program and its contracted medical plans to provide a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) to help you compare medical plan benefits, terms, and your costs for care from network and out-of-network providers. (View Kaiser Permanente SBCs or UMP SBCs.)

Annual notice of creditable prescription drug coverage

If you or a family member is (or will soon be) entitled to Medicare, you may hear about your opportunity to enroll in Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage). You do not have to enroll in Medicare Part D. All PEBB medical plans except Premera Blue Cross Medicare Supplement Plan F (available to retirees and PEBB Continuation Coverage (COBRA) members enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B) provide creditable prescription drug coverage.