SCHOOL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Starting in 2020, all Washington State school districts, educational service districts (ESDs), and charter schools will receive benefits for their eligible employees through the SEBB Program. These will replace the health and insurance benefits currently provided. The first SEBB Program open enrollment is October 1–November 15, 2019. Benefits begin January 1, 2020.
Open Enrollment for 2021 was held October 26-November 23, 2020. Benefits start January 01, 2021. Please contact the benefits office at the district for more information on newly eligible employees , appeals, and/or special qualifying events.
- How to determine eligibility. Learn about when eligibility and coverage begins and who is eligible for benefits.
- How to enroll walks you through the enrollment process including required forms and timelines.
- Dependent verification provides information and a list of documents we accept to add your dependents to your coverage.
- Waiving medical coverage. You can waive SEBB medical coverage if you are enrolled in other employer-based group medical insurance, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare. You must still enroll in dental, vision, basic life, basic accidental death and dismemberment, and basic long-term disability insurance.
The SEBB Program is designed to be affordable for all school employees. It meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and the longtime goals of the Legislature in providing school employees with family medical insurance at an affordable cost.
We understand that some employees who only cover themselves may see an increase in their monthly premiums. However, employees covering dependents will likely see more affordable premiums.
With the SEBB Program, what won’t change is your access to affordable insurance options — even if you change districts, return to SEBB after waiving medical coverage, add or remove a dependent, or switch from full-time to part-time status.