Employee Benefits

    School Employees Benefit Board (SEBB) Information 

    All Washington State K-12 school employees are scheduled to receive health insurance and other benefits through the statewide School Employees Benefifts Board (SEBB) Program beginning January 1, 2020. Open Enrollment is October 1 - November 15

    SEBB Plan Choice Resources

    See the School Employee Initial Enrollment Guide for detailed SEBB plan and enrollment information.


    ALEX, the SEBB online, interactive benefit advisor can be accessed here.

    Visit SEBB's Virtual Benefits Fair to gather information the plans.

    View the SEBB Optional Benefits here.

    Made your decisions and ready to enroll? Set up your SEBB Account HERE

      Tumwater SEBB Enrollment Workshop

    November 6th, District Office Board Room, 3:00pm – 7:00pm

    Click on the links below to view details about the new SEBB benefits:


    Search Provider networks hereSEBB - Find a Provider 

    Find more information on the SEBB Employee Website.

    • Open enrollment will run from October 1st through November 15th, 2019.
    • Dependent verification - all covered dependents will have to be verified. Information regarding what type of documentation will be required can be found here.
    • Changes to pooling mean you will know how much your medical insurance will cost you at the time you enroll. Dental, Vision, basic LTD, and basic Life Insurance will be provided to benefit eligible employees at no cost to them.
    • Medical insurance premiums will cost the same amount for all benefit eligible employees, regardless of whether they work full time or part time.

    Benefit Fairs are scheduled throughout the state in October & November.

    See the SEBB Benefit Fair Schedule for additional information.

    Can't attend a benefits fair in person? An online benefits fair will be available 24/7, beginning October 1st. Employees can use the virtual benefits fair (see the link in green above) from their computer, tablet, or smart phone to learn about their benefits.

    SEBB - Things you need to know

     If you do not take action during open enrollment, you will be defaulted into the following plans and incur a $58 monthly payroll deduction:

    • Medical: UMP Achieve 1, with a $33 monthly premium
    • Dental: Uniform Dental (no premium)
    • Vision: MetLife Vision (no premium)
    • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D): MetLife (no premium)
    • You will be charged the $25 tobacco use premium 

    You might pay premium surcharges

    • Tobacco use premium surcharge - If you or any dependent age 13 or over enrolled on your SEBB medical plan use tobacco products, you will be charged a monthly $25- per-account premium surcharge in addition to your monthly medical premiums.
    • Spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge - If your spouse or state-registered domestic partner is enrolled on your SEBB medical plan instead of an employer-based group medical plan that is comparable to PEBB’s UMP Classic, you will be charged a monthly $50 premium surcharge in addition to your monthly medical premiums.

    Need to make a change outside of Open Enrollment?
    • If you experience a qualifying event outside 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.
    • The following are eligible dependents: Lawful Spouse, State Registered 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).

      For eligibility and enrollment questions please contact Pam Jolley at: pam.jolley@tumwater.k12.wa.us

      Retirees remain in PEBB - All retirees will remain under the PEBB Program at least through 2021. Newly retiring school employees will enroll in PEBB.

    State Retirement Benefit Information

    Sign up for a Department of Retirement Benefits Summit to learn more about your plan here: DRS Summits 2019-20

    For questions or information about your Washington State Retirement plan contact:

    For information about health benefits for retiring employees contact: