It’s almost that time of year again– Open Enrollment Time (November 1 -30, 2017)

Below is some great information from the Health Care Authority:

What changes can I make?

Not making plan changes for 2018? If you do not want to make changes to your health plan and it is still available in your area, you do not need to take any action. However, if you cover a spouse or state-registered domestic partner, you may need to reattest to the spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge.

 

The PEBB Program’s annual open enrollment (November 1-30) is your chance to:

  • Change medical and dental plans.
  • Add or remove an eligible dependent from your PEBB health plan coverage.
    Note: If you enroll a dependent, you must provide proof of your dependent’s eligibility with your enrollment form, or the dependent will not be enrolled. Check the list of acceptable documents to submit on the Dependent verification web page.
    Exception: This does not apply to retiree subscribers enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B, unless enrolling a state-registered domestic partner.
  • Reattest to the spouse/state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge.
    Note: UW employees must use Workday.
  • Enroll or re-enroll in the Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement and/or the Dependent Care Assistance Program through Navia Benefit Solutions, and choose your election amount(s) (available only to state agency and higher-education employees).
    Note: UW employees must use Workday.
  • Waive PEBB medical coverage if you are an employee and you are enrolled in other employer-based group medical insurance, TRICARE, or Medicare.
  • Enroll in employee medical coverage if you previously waived PEBB medical coverage as an employee.
  • Defer your PEBB retiree insurance coverage due to other qualifying coverage.  You must maintain continuous coverage in other qualified coverage to re-enroll in the future.
  • Enroll in PEBB retiree insurance coverage if you previously deferred your enrollment. Proof of continuous enrollment in other qualified coverage from the date of deferral will be required.

Ready to make changes?

Log in to My Account during open enrollment to:

  • Change your medical and/or dental plan.
    Note:
     some exceptions may apply as forms may be required to change plans.
  • Waive PEBB medical coverage if you are an employee.
  • Reattest to the spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge.

What’s changing with your PEBB health coverage in 2018?

https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/changes-employee-2018.pdf