Public employee benefits

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School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program

At the end of June, the Washington State Legislature passed EHB 2242. This bill directs the Health Care Authority (HCA) to administer health care and other benefits (such as life insurance) for all Washington State school employees through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program.

Starting January 1, 2020, all school districts and educational service districts will be required to participate in the SEBB Program. The SEBB Program will obtain health care and other benefits for eligible school employees statewide, and the benefits structure may change at that time.

The School Employees Benefits Board (SEB Board) will design and approve insurance benefit plans for school employees, and establish eligibility criteria for participation in these plans. The SEB Board is separate and independent from the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEB Board).

The SEB Board will start meeting in October 2017 to discuss the SEBB benefits structure. Their meetings are open to the public.