Open enrollment

This page offers information for UMP members that may be helpful during open enrollment: November 1-30, 2018. Find out what's new for 2019, learn about your options, and compare the three UMP plans to find one that best fits your needs. 

Have questions? Call UMP Customer Service at 1-888-849-3681 (TRS: 711) for questions about medical benefits, or Washington State Rx Services at 1-888-361-1611 (TRS: 711) for questions about prescription drugs.

Tip: When you're ready to make changes, visit My Account or find forms on the PEBB website (available November 1, 2018). If you cannot make changes online, My Account will direct you to the correct forms. Note: University of Washington employees must use Workday.

For a summary of the most important information about open enrollment and 2019 coverage, read the UMP open enrollment newsletter:

What's new for 2019?

2019 monthly premiums

Monthly premiums for most UMP members are increasing for 2019. However, premiums for some UMP Classic Medicare retirees are decreasing, and UMP CDHP premiums for employees are not changing. To compare 2018 and 2019 premiums for UMP members, read the UMP 2019 premiums flyer.

For the complete list of 2019 premiums, visit the PEBB website (employees, retirees, PEBB Continuation Coverage) or read the PEBB Program’s October For Your Benefit newsletter.

Note: School district employees and employees who work for a city, county, port, etc., need to contact their personnel, payroll, or benefits office to find their monthly premiums.

Diabetes Prevention Program powered by Omada Health

Do you have prediabetes or are you at high risk for diabetes? Beginning January 1, 2019, if you are a non-Medicare member you can participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program powered by Omada Health. With a focus on changing your food habits and increasing your activity levels, this interactive program includes a wireless scale to monitor your progress and a professional health coach to keep you on track.

The program adapts to you, and you can engage with a small online peer group for real-time support. Visit Omada Health's website for more information.

In addition to the new virtual Diabetes Prevention Program, UMP will continue to cover the YMCA’s in-person classes for the current Diabetes Prevention Program in 2019 at no cost to you.

Spine care: Centers of Excellence Program

UMP Classic and UMP CDHP non-Medicare members will be able to choose the Centers of Excellence (COE) Program for spine care evaluation and surgery starting January 1, 2019.

Members who meet medical and other criteria can receive a spine care evaluation or procedure, including pre- and post-operative care, at low to no cost. The COE Program, which is administered by Premera Blue Cross, is part of HCA’s continuing efforts to pay for value instead of volume.

Curious about the COE program?

Visit UM​P's spine care webpage or stop by Premera's COE information table at a PEBB benefits fair this fall. 

Coverage for contraceptives

Starting in January 2019, male condoms, male spermicides, and all female contraceptives will be covered at 100 percent with no deductible for UMP Classic and UMP Plus members.

For UMP CDHP members, male condoms and male spermicides will be covered at 100 percent, once a member meets their deductible. All female contraceptives will be covered at 100 percent with no deductible.

UMP Plus service area change

Starting January 1, 2019, the UMP Plus networks will no longer provide coverage in Grays Harbor County. This includes the Grays Harbor Community Hospital and its associated clinics. You can continue to receive services in Grays Harbor County through the networks until December 31, 2018.

PEBB members in Grays Harbor County will have other health care coverage options for the 2019 plan year, including UMP Classic and UMP CDHP.

You can change your medical plan during the PEBB Program annual open enrollment, November 1–30, 2018. Use PEBB's medical benefits comparison tool or visit PEBB's website to compare medical plans that PEBB offers.

Please call UMP Customer Service at 1-888-849-3681 (TRS: 711) if you have any questions.

UMP is updating its privacy practices

The UMP Notice of Privacy Practices is being updated and will become effective November 1, 2018. Read it to learn how UMP and the Health Care Authority are protecting your personal information.

Want to compare UMP's three plans?

UMP offers three health plans: UMP ClassicUMP Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP),  and UMP Plus. To quickly compare 2019 plan information:

For help understanding common health terms used in these summaries, read the Uniform Glossary of Terms.

Have questions about UMP Plus?

Visit the UMP Plus home page or use the resources below.

Live webinars

The UMP Plus networks are hosting webinars to describe their plans and answer questions about services and benefits. Tune in to learn more.

Recorded webinars

Can’t make the live webinar? The sessions will be recorded and available to view later:

UMP Plus video

Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of UMP Plus, including information on monthly premiums and coordinated care.


Medical benefits: UMP Customer Service
Phone: 1-888-849-3681
TRS: 711
Business hours: Monday–Friday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Pacific time

Prescription drug benefits: Washington State Rx Services
Phone: 1-888-361-1611
TRS: 711
Business hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week