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PDFWAC 182-30-081

School employees benefits board (SEBB) first annual open enrollment.

(1) During the SEBB first annual open enrollment a school employee who is eligible for the employer contribution must:
(a) Complete the required forms indicating their enrollment elections, including an election to waive SEBB medical and elects to waive as described in WAC 182-31-080 (1)(b). Their SEBB organization must receive the required forms no later than the last day of the first SEBB annual open enrollment.
(b) Enroll in supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, and supplemental LTD insurance if they want to purchase up to the guaranteed issue amount without providing evidence of insurability. Their SEBB organization, or contracted vendor, must receive the forms no later than the last day of the first SEBB annual open enrollment. A school employee may apply for enrollment in supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, and supplemental LTD insurance over the guaranteed issue at any time during the calendar year by submitting the required form and providing evidence of insurability to the contracted vendor for approval.
(c) If eligible to participate in the salary reduction plan (see WAC 182-31-060), elect participation in the medical flexible spending account (FSA) or the dependent care assistance program (DCAP) if they want to participate in those SEBB benefits for the 2020 calendar year. The contracted vendor must receive the school employee's election no later than the last day of the first SEBB annual open enrollment.
(d) Be automatically enrolled in the premium payment plan upon enrollment in SEBB medical so school employee medical premiums are taken on a pretax basis. To opt out of the premium payment plan, a school employee must complete the required form and return it to their SEBB organization no later than the end of SEBB first annual open enrollment.
(e) Complete the surcharge attestation requirements in WAC 182-30-050.
(f) If the school employee wants to enroll dependents eligible under WAC 182-31-140. The school employee must follow the requirements in WAC 182-30-150(5).
(2) If a school employee's SEBB organization does not receive the self-pay subscribers required forms indicating medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and LTD insurance elections, and the school employee's tobacco use status attestation by the end of open enrollment, their enrollment will be as follows for those elections not received:
(a) A medical plan as determined by the health care authority (HCA);
(b) A dental plan as determined by the HCA;
(c) A vision plan as determined by the HCA;
(d) Basic life insurance;
(e) Basic AD&D insurance;
(f) Basic LTD insurance;
(g) Dependents will not be enrolled; and
(h) A tobacco use surcharge will be incurred as described in WAC 182-30-050 (1)(b).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, 2017 3rd sp.s. c 13, 2018 c 260, and SEBB policy resolutions. WSR 19-14-093 (Admin #2019-01), ยง 182-30-081, filed 7/1/19, effective 8/1/19.]
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