Contact us

As a benefits administrator (BA), you can ask questions using the resources provided below. 

Please do not share the resources on this page with your employees.

Resources for employees are located on the contact the plans webpage.

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)
Fax: 360-725-0771
Mailing address
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

Find more MetLife contacts for BAs and additional information on the Life and AD&D webpage.

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).

Direct all billing-related inquiries and remittance to:
Email: Cindy Bofinger (primary billing contact)
Phone: 1-971-321-4653

Contact The Standard for LTD claims processing.
Phone: 1-833-229-4177
Fax: 1-971-321-8400
The Standard Insurance Company
Employee Benefits
PO Box 2800
Portland, OR 97208-2800

Find additional information on the Long-term disability webpage.

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