Open Enrollment Through November 30th

Posted on behalf of Sheryl Gordon, Employee Benefits.

Open Enrollment continues through November 30, and there are new plans available for 2016. If you haven’t taken the time to review your plan, now is the perfect time!

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In case you need to catch up on the conversation, in our last post we detailed information on the following:

  • Register Online
  • Add Family Members
  • Stay Up to Date
  • Compare Plans
  • Re-enroll in FSA or Dependent Care Programs
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing a Medical Plan

Here are some things to think about when choosing a medical plan…

http://www.hca.wa.gov/pebb/Documents/Checklist_50-005.pdf

Open Enrollment Is Here!!!

Posted on behalf of Sheryl Gordon, Employee Benefits. 

Open enrollment is finally here! Whooooohooooo!

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Find answers to the most often asked questions during EVERY Open Enrollment. 

  • Learn what changes you can make…
  • Learn how and where to make your changes by logging into “My Account”…
  • Find out where to attend a benefits fair…
  • Find out if there are any Webinars left…
  • Find out how to enroll or re-enroll in   Flexible Spending and/or Dependent Care Assistance…

During Open Enrollment each year you can change plans, add or remove eligible family members, waive your health coverage if you have a valid reason under PEBB rules, enroll in the Flexible Spending Program or the Dependent Care Assistance Program or (if you need to) re-attest to the spousal coverage premium surcharge.

Register Online

Unless you’re adding family members never on your account before, you will DO IT ONLINE at – If you’ve never registered before, you will need to do that first.  On your MY ACCOUNT  you will change plans, add or remove family members, re-attest if you need to (by clicking on the “my attestations” tab at the top of the page) of your “My Account.”

Add Family Members

If you’re adding eligible family members never before on your account, you will need to submit a 2016 paper enrollment form to Human Resources because you will also have to provide verification (prove they are your family members).  Find the forms under “Get a Form” in the green tabs on the PEBB WEBSITE

Stay Up to Date

There’s still one webinar left —on Monday, November 23 and lots of benefit fairs.  More information at Benefit Fairs and Webinars. Also, be sure to check out the October “For Your Benefit” newsletter. 

Compare Plans

A VERY, VERY COOL FEATURE ON THE PEBB WEBSITE is the Medical Plan Comparison Tool  You can compare the benefits of three health plans at once.

Re-enroll in FSA or Dependent Care Programs

During Open Enrollment each year you can also enroll or re-enroll (you must re-enroll every year) in the FLEXIBLE SPENDING ARRANGEMENT PROGRAM and/or DEPENDENT CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  – great way to keep more of your money in your pocket.

Most Asked Question

AND, OH YES, the most often-asked question during every Open Enrollment is . . . .”If I don’t want to make any changes and I don’t need to attest to any of the surcharges, DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING……..And the answer is “No.”

2014 FSA and DCAP (Flex Plans) Deadline

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Employees enrolled in the Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) in 2014 have a grace period to incur expenses until March 15, 2015. Employees may submit claims to Flex-Plan Services (FPS) for reimbursement of 2014 funds no later than March 31, 2015. Funds that are not claimed by March 31, 2015 will be forfeited.

Employees enrolled in the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) in 2014 have until March 31, 2015 to submit claims for expenses incurred through December 31, 2014. Funds that are not claimed by March 31, 2015 will be forfeited.