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SEBB - Less than 2 weeks to enroll!

11/07/2019
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WASHINGTON STATE HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY (w frame)

Reminder – November 15 is the last day to enroll for your new health care plan.

If you have signed up, take these steps to maximize your benefits and minimize your costs:

  • Sign up for your wellness benefit in SEBB My Account. Simply completing the assessment will save you $50 off your first year deductible.
  • Avoid unnecessary surcharges.  
  • Sign up for long-term disability (LTD) and life insurance. If you want additional coverage, sign up this year (before Nov. 15). You may enroll in supplemental life insurance up to $500,000 with no evidence of insurability, or up to $1 million with such evidence. You do not need to provide medical certifications for supplemental LTD.

If you have not yet signed up, stop procrastinating, ESPECIALLY if you have dependents:

  • Log into SEBB My Account. You must have an account to enroll.
  • Verify your dependents, even if you aren’t ready to choose your plan. Verifying dependents is taking longer than expected in some cases. If dependents are not verified during open enrollment, they will not be eligible for coverage. You will not receive notice from the HCA that your dependents are verified, so a few days after you sign them up, check back to make sure they are in the system.
  • Enroll by Nov. 15. If you don’t, the HCA will automatically sign you up for UMP Plan 1. You will not have an opportunity to enroll your dependents until next year, and you will be assumed to be a smoker, with a $25 surcharge per month.

Need help? Check out these resources:

  • The SEBB enrollment guide did not include mental health comparison information, but you can find it here.
  • Visit the Virtual Benefit Fair to learn more about all the benefits available.
  • Ask ALEX, the HCA's online tool that can help you with enrollment and benefit questions.
  • Contact the insurance companies. You are a potential customer and we hear they are being super responsive when people call in.
Finally, if you have checked out the other resources and still need help, you can call the WEA hotline. Please note: it is likely that the help service will need to do some homework and get back to you in a few days. Call toll free, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., 855-668-5039.
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