Benefits & Retirement

First Choice Health

First Choice Health is the new Employee Assistance Program provider for the Northshore School District. This is a benefit provided at no cost to you by the District. You, your spouse/domestic partner, and any dependent children up to the age of 26 will have FREE and CONFIDENTIAL access to counseling services, legal and financial consultations, ID theft and fraud support, childcare and eldercare referrals/resources, and home ownership assistance.

The EAP offers up to 4 sessions face-to-face or telehealth (no co-pay, deductible or premium) with a qualified clinical expert who can assess your concerns and develop a plan of action.

Call (800) 777-4114 or visit the First Choice EAP website to request an appointment. Username: nsd

click here to view more: FREE - CONFIDENTIAL - AVAILABLE 24/7


New Employees

Newly SEBB benefit eligible employees have 31 days from their eligibility date to enroll in the various benefit plans. If an employee does not enroll within 31 days of eligibility, the next available time to make changes or enroll dependents will be during the yearly Open Enrollment. Some benefits may have eligibility requirements that must be met in order to participate if enrollment was not completed during the first 31 days of eligibility.

If you do not enroll or waive your enrollment in SEBB medical during your first 31 days of employment, you will be enrolled by default as a single subscriber in UMP Achieve 1 (for medical), Uniform Dental Plan, MetLife Vision Plan, basic life and AD&D insurance, and employee paid supplemental long term disability insurance. Your dependents will not be enrolled. You will be charged a monthly $42 premium for medical coverage, $25 per account monthly tobacco use premium surcharge, as well as the premium for the supplemental long term disability plan.

If you are enrolled by default, you cannot change plans or enroll your eligible dependents until the next annual open enrollment, unless you have a special open enrollment event that allows the change.

2023 SEBB Enrollment Guide - click here

SEBB Virtual Benefits Fair - click here

SEBB My Account - click here

SEBB My Account Enrollment Instructions - click here


Don't Confuse These Dental Plans

The SEBB Program offers two dental plans that are easily confused. Sometimes members intend to enroll in one plan, but accidentally enroll in the other. As a new hire, be careful to choose the one you want.

DeltaCare (group 09601) is a managed-care plan with a narrow network: You must choose a primary care dentist within their network or you will be assigned a primary care dentist. Your primary care dentist must give you a referral to see a specialist. This plan will not pay claims if you see a provider outside of their network.

Uniform Dental Plan (UDP) (Group 09600) is a preferred-provider plan: You may choose and change any dental provider at any time, but you will usually have lower out-of-pocket costs if you see in-network providers.

Compare your dental plan options on HCA's website at hca.wa.gov/sebb-employee-dental. Before you enroll in a dental plan, check with the plan (DeltaCare or UDP, not the provider) to see if your provider is in the plan's network and confirm the group number. You can call the dental plan's customer service or use the plan's online directory.


Special Open Enrollment - click to view

Certain events let you make account changes (like changing plans or enrolling a dependent) outside of annual open enrollment. You must provide proof of the event that created the special open enrollment (for example, a marriage or birth certificate) along with the required enrollment/change forms to SEBB My Account, or the Benefits Office, no later than 60 days after the event. More information and step by step instructions can be viewed here.


Employee Online

Employee Online is a self-service module available to all district employees providing various personal and payroll information. We can view and/or update the following:

  • View current position information
  • Make address changes
  • View & print pay check stubs
  • View W2 forms
  • View/update W4 withholding information
  • View leave balances

Please use Employee Online to keep your per

sonal contact information up to date. The district uses this information for automated messages to notify employees in case of an emergency.

If you are a new employee, an email will be sent with your login username information. Follow these instructions on how to create an account or recover your password.

Who to Call

Danese Thaidigsman
Director of Benefits & HRIS
dthaidigsman@nsd.org
425-408-7611

Toni Damron
Benefits & Retirement Analyst
tdamron@nsd.org
425-408-7610

Nidhie Mahajan
Benefits & Workers' Comp Specialist
nmahajan@nsd.org
425-408-7612