2018-2019 Health Benefit Enrollment Forms/Information
All of the same health plans available for the 2017-2018 benefit year will be available for the 2018-2019 benefit year.
The 2018-2019 benefit year will be November 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019. You will not be able to make changes during this time frame unless you experience a qualifying event. We will be moving to SEBB (see above) beginning January 1, 2020.
Anytime during the year you can enroll or change an election with a 403(b) plan or DCP. You can also enroll in pet insurance through Nationwide, or enroll or change voluntary life insurance. Additionally, if you are enrolled in the Premera High Deductible Plan, you can enroll in or change a Health Savings Account through Navia Benefit Solutions.
The following are eligible dependents: Lawful Spouse, Domestic Partner, Children up to age 26 (natural, adopted, step, or court appointed), Children over the age of 26 who are incapable of self support (subject to approval).
If you experience a qualifying event oustide of open enrollment you can make a correlating change within 30 days of the qualifying event. A qualifying event is one of the following: Birth of a child, marriage, divorce, adoption, court appointed dependent, loss of other coverage or gain of other coverage.
Changes to medical must be completed using a medical enrollment form (see below).
Dental and WEA vision changes must be completed either online at http://digital.alight.com/wea or over the phone at 1-855-668-5039.
Please see below under Voluntary Benefits for additional information and forms.------>Follow the below directions for benefit plan summaries, provider locators, and employee resources:Log onto Propel's Insurance's Website: www.propelinsurance.comGo to: Resources then Client ResourcesClick on: Log In To Online Tools then HRconnectionUser Name: TumwaterPassword: Tumwater33
School Employees Benefit Board Information
All Washington State K-12 school employees will begin receiving health insurance and other benefits through the statewide School Employees Benefifts Board (SEBB) Program beginning January 1, 2020.
Who made this decision?
Engrossed House Bill (EHB) 2242 was passed and signed into law in 2017. Engrossed Senate Bill (ESSB) 6241, which amends and clarifies EHB 2242, was passed and signed into law in the Spring of 2018.
What does this mean for you?
Beginning January 1, 2020 the health benefit options available to you will change. An open enrollment period will take place in October of 2019 allowing you to choose your new health plan options with a January 1, 2020 effective date. The health plan options have not yet been established. As we know more about the available options we will update you.
Where can I get more information?
- SEBB Update fact sheets and approved resolutions establish SEBB eligibility and benefit plans that the SEBB program will offer.
- The frequently asked questions (FAQ) page addresses questions about the SEB Board resolutions and feedback from stakeholders. New FAQs are added regularly.
- A general fact sheet handout explains more about the SEBB program.
You can also sign up to receive email updates on:
For questions about plan coverage, billing, and customer service call:Premera Blue Cross - Phone: (855) 756-0798
Kaiser Permanente - Phone: (888) 901-4636
Willamette Dental Service – Phone: (800) 360-1909 Ext 4450 for Customer Service
Delta Dental - Phone: (800) 554-1907Vision Services Plan – Phone: (800) 877-7195
Standard Insurance Company (Life Insurance) - Phone: (800) 628-8600
Standard Insurance Company (Long Term Disability) - Phone: (800) 368-1135
Standard Insurance Company (Claims Department) - Phone: (877) 276-6616Premera Blue Cross MedicalPremera Blue Cross medical plan changes or enrollment must be completed via the below paper enrollment/change form. Also listed below is Premera's contact information and the 2018-19 medical plan coverage booklets.Contact InformationPhone: 1-855-756-0798 (5 am to 8 pm, M-F)Website: www.premera.comMailing Address: PO Box 91060, Seattle, WA 98111-9160Account Login: LoginPlan BookletsWEA Select Benefits CenterAny changes to any WEA plan (Washington Dental Services, Willamette Dental or Vision Services Plan) including adding or removing dependents and adding, waiving or changing a dental plan must be done through the online benefit portal or by calling the number below:Online Benefit Portal: http://digital.alight.com/wea
Phone Number: 1-855-668-5039
State Retirement Benefit Information
For questions or information about your Washington State Retirement plan contact:Washington State Department of Retirement Systems – Phone: (800) 547-6657
For information about health benefits for retiring employees contact:Washington State Health Care Authority - Phone (800) 200-1004Voluntary BenefitsFlexible Spending AccountsA flexible Spending Account permits you to set aside part of your paycheck using pre-tax dollars to pay health care or dependent care costs (daycare). You can enroll in a Flexible Spending Account during the annual open enrollment period. Visit the Navia Benefit Solutions website for more information.11/1/2017 - 10/31/201811/1/2018 - 10/31/2019Company Code: TWSAFLACAFLAC offers a variety of insurances to help you offset your out of pocket expenses related to your health care. You can enroll in any of the AFLAC products during the annual open enrollment period. Please see the product summary for more information.American FidelityAmerican Fidelity offers a variety of insurances to help you offset your out of pocket expenses related to your health care. They also offer life insurance. You can enroll in any of the American Fidelity products during the annual open enrollment period. Please see the product summary for more information.AmeritasAmeritas offers voluntary, vision reimbursement insurance for TAP member. TAP members can enroll in the Ameritas vision plan during the annual open enrollment period. Please see the Ameritas Benefit Summary for more information.
Deferred Compensation Program - Tax Deferred Retirement AccountDeferred Compensation permits you to set aside part of your paycheck PRE-TAX for a retirement savings account with the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems. Visit the Deferred Compensation website for enrollment information or to access your Deferred Compenstion account. Enrollment in Deferred Compensation is open year-round.
403(b) Tax Deferred Retirement Accounts
A 403(b) account permits you to set aside part of your paycheck PRE-TAX for a retirement savings account with approved investment companies. These accounts are comparable to 401(k) accounts offered by private businesses. The district has retained The OMNI Group for administration of these accounts. Click here for more information about setting up a 403(b) account with The OMNI Group. Visit the The Omni Group website to enroll or to access your account. Enrollment in 403(b) accounts is open year-round.
Other BenefitsPet Insurance
Tumwater School District is partnering with Nationwide to offer pet insurance at a group rate. You can enroll in this plan anytime during the year. You can get a quote at www.petinsurance.com/tumwaterk12. Please see the following flyer for more information: Pet Insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance
Voluntary life insurance is offered through Standard Insurance Company at a group rate. An employee can request up to six times their annual salary in $10,000 incriments. Spouse's and children can also be covered if the employee enrolls in coverage. You can enroll in this plan anytime during the year. Please see the following document for rates and the enrollment form: Voluntary Life Insurance
Auto and Home Insurance
As an employee of Tumwater School District you are entitled to a discount on your auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual Insurance. If you already have Liberty Mutual insurance you can contact the below representative to request your premiums to be deducted from your paycheck. If you do not already have Liberty Mutual insurance you can contact the belwo representative to receive a free quote:
1550 Irving St SW, Ste 202
Tumwater, WA 98512
360-705-0600 ext. 56373
Client # 8246
Please see the following flyer for more information: Liberty Mutual