Benefits for the Whole Educator

Whole Educator

School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program –

SEBB Coverage began January 1, 2020

Newly Eligible:

You must take action to enroll in SEBB benefits or to waive SEBB medical coverage. If you do not within 31 days from benefit eligibility (date located on your A-1 Worksheet) you will be defaulted into the UMP Achieve 1 medical plan (with a $33 monthly premium), Uniform Dental Plan, Met Life vision plan, and basic life, basic AD&D, and basic LTD as a single subscriber.  Your dependents will not be enrolled.   You will also pay the $25 tobacco use premium surcharge in addition to your monthly premium.

Setting up your My SEBB Account Video

2020 SEBB Enrollment Guide

Confirming Coverage Elections in SEBB

Virtual Benefits Fair (Featuring Alex)

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Introducing the

School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program

As you may have already heard, all Washington State K-12 school employees will begin receiving health insurance and other benefits through the statewide School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program on January 1, 2020. This applies to all K-12 employees in Washington State school districts, educational service districts (ESDs), and charter schools.
We want to share this information with you to help inform and prepare you for the transition from your current health insurance coverage to SEBB benefits in January 2020.

Who made this decision?
Last year Engrossed House Bill (EHB) 2242 was passed and signed into law. Engrossed Senate Bill (ESSB) 6241, which amends and clarifies EHB 2242, was passed and signed into law this spring.

How will the SEBB Program be governed?

  •  The Governor appoints the School Employees Benefits Board (SEB Board) members, who design and approve insurance benefit plans for the SEBB Program and establish eligibility criteria for participation in these plans.
  • The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), which currently purchases health care for more than 2 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid) and the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, will also administer the SEBB Program.
  • The Office of Financial Management (OFM) provides fiscal services and policy support for the Governor, Legislature, and state agencies to support Washington residents. OFM will represent the Governor in the bargaining process with unions to decide the employers’ contribution toward school employees’ health care benefits.

Where can I get information?
Information can be found on the HCA website about the SEB Board activities, including:

More to come
Although many details are still in development, we will keep you updated with new information as it becomes available. Thanks for your patience as this process plays out. We look forward to supporting you in this new endeavor.