As a benefits administrator (BA), you can ask questions using the resources provided below.
Outreach and Training
The Washington State Health Care Authority's (HCAs) Outreach & Training (O&T) team is here to assist you with the administration of SEBB benefits.
Contact O&T for SEBB-related requests, including requests for training, assistance with determining employee eligibility, processing enrollment, and maintenance of employee insurance records.
Send a secure message through HCA Support
HCA Support is a secure, web-based messaging system that allows you to send documents and communicate directly with O&T, SEBB Accounting, and other departments within the SEBB Program by using the designated tile named, "Benefits administrator inquiry".
It's important that BAs use the designated tile named, "Benefits administrator inquiry". Using the "General Support" tile will lead to a delayed response, as your inquiry will be initially routed to units at HCA that are outside of O&T.
Phone: 1-800-700-1555 (TRS users dial 711 through the Washington Relay service)
P.O. Box 42684
Olympia, WA 98504-2684
Contacting the plans
To ensure accurate and timely assistance, BAs should instruct employees to contact their individual plans for questions related to their SEBB benefits, such as medical, vision, dental, LTD, life and AD&D. For example, if an employee has questions about their medical benefits, claims, or needs a new medical ID card, they should reach out to their medical plan directly.
If an employee is unable to resolve their issue through their plan, BAs can assist by contacting Outreach and Training (O&T) through HCA Support on behalf of the employee. Employees should not be instructed to contact O&T directly.
Additional contacts for benefits administrators
In some cases, BAs may need to contact the carriers and administrators directly.
- Health Equity
HealthEquity administers the health savings accounts (HSAs) that are available to employees enrolled in a SEBB consumer-directed health plan. Contact Lana Pech for HSA-related questions, including setting up and managing employee HSA contributions through payroll deduction.
Email: Lana Pech
- Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
MetLife processes enrollment and claims for SEBB life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
Client services consultant
Email: Chelsi Leverenz
Phone: (425) 698-6928
Billing and remittance contacts
Email: Jeff Godkin
Phone: (630) 820-7301
Email: Beth Petritsch
Phone: (630) 978-5877
- Navia Benefits Solutions
Navia processes claims for the SEBB Program's Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Limited Purpose FSA, and the Dependent Care Assistance Program.
Phone: (425) 452-3488
Find additional information on the FSAs and DCAP webpage.
- The Standard Insurance Company
The Standard manages billing and processes claims for SEBB long-term disability insurance (LTD).
Contact The Standard for LTD claims processing.
The Standard Insurance Company
PO Box 2800
Portland, OR 97208-2800
Find additional information on the Long-term disability webpage.
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