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PEBB Program’s Annual Open Enrollment

Open enrollment (OE) begins November 1, 2019. All 2020 forms will be available November 1, 2019:

  • What’s Changing?
  • Benefits Newsletter: The October edition of the PEBB Program's For Your Benefit newsletter is your source for updates about your health benefits and open enrollment information. The newsletter includes information about the changes to benefits, what changes you can make during the PEBB Program's annual open enrollment and how to make them, monthly premiums, and more.
  • Compare Plans
  • Benefits and Coverage by Plan: (Also referred to as a Certificate of Coverage, or benefits booklets, and are produced by the health plans to provide detailed information about plan benefits and what is and is not covered)
  • 2020 Premiums: Employee Monthly Premiums, Medical Plan Premiums, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Premiums, and Long Term Disability Insurance.

What Changes Can I Make?

The PEBB Program's annual open enrollment (Nov. 1 through 30) is your chance to:

  • Change medical and dental plans.
  • Add or remove a 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 before your dependent can be enrolled on your account. Check the list of acceptable documents to submit on the dependent verification webpage.
    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.
  • Enroll or re-enroll in the Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement 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).
  • Waive enrollment (employees only) in PEBB medical coverage if you have, or are enrolling in, other employer-based group medical, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare.
    Note: You can waive coverage during the PEBB Program's annual open enrollment or due to a special open enrollment event. You cannot waive PEBB employee medical for PEBB retiree medical.
  • Enroll in employee medical coverage if you previously waived PEBB medical for other employer-based group medical, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare.
  • 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. When you enroll after deferral, you must provide proof of continuous enrollment in other qualified coverage from the date of deferral.

Ready to Make Changes?

Log in to PEBB My Account during the PEBB Program's annual open enrollment (Nov. 1 through 30) to:

  • Change your medical or dental plan.
    Note: Forms may be required to change plans or add dependents.
  • Waive PEBB medical coverage if you are an employee. You cannot waive for PEBB retiree medical coverage.
  • Reattest to the spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge.

Changes made though PEBB My Account must be completed by midnight on Nov. 30, 2019. Your personnel, payroll, or benefits office (for employees) or the PEBB Program (for retirees and PEBB Continuation Coverage subscribers) must receive your completed forms by Nov. 30.

Pierce College’s Benefits Office will host Open Enrollment seminars in November to assist employees with answering questions, making changes and completing required forms. 

  • Fort Steilacoom sessions will be held in SNR 121 on the following dates and times:
    • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1 to 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
    • Monday, Nov. 25,  2 to 4 p.m. 
  • Puyallup sessions will be held in CTR 276 on the following dates and times:
    • Monday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
    • Thursday, Nov. 14, 1 to 3 p.m. 
    • Monday, Nov. 18, 2 to 4 p.m.
  • JBLM session will be held at the Stone Education Center in room C123 on the following date and time:
    • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1:30 to 3 p.m.