Benefits & Retirement

SEBB SmartHealth Wellness Program

SmartHealth is Washington State's voluntary wellness program. View the SmartHealth Flyer here. Start earning your $125 incentive for the 2023 Plan Year today! For more information, go to the NSD SmartHealth Webpage.

Retiree Health Insurance Webinars

If you are considering retiring in the near future and are interested in learning more about Retiree Health Insurance offered through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB), you can register for one of the free 2022 Retiree Health Insurance webinars offered by PEBB. To view the schedule and register, click here.

SEBB Long Term Disability (LTD) Benefit

Starting January 1, 2022, the SEBB Program will automatically enroll all SEBB-eligible employees in an Employee-paid 60% LTD plan, if not already enrolled.

You can print and complete the LTD Enrollment/Change Form if you'd like to reduce or decline this supplemental LTD coverage.

If you didn't actively reduce or decline your LTD benefit election prior to December 31, 2021, you will be enrolled in the 60 percent plan, and the premium will be deducted from your paycheck for January, 2022 coverage.

Long Term Care - WA Cares Fund

Beginning January, 2022, employees will have a .58% deduction (58 cents for every $100 earned) deducted from their wages to fund the state's long term care program, per House Bill 1087. A typical Washington earner, making $52,075 annually, will contribute $25.17 per month.

Northshore school district does not offer long term care insurance

You may apply for an exemption of this payroll tax if you purchased a qualifying private long term care insurance plan before 11/1/2021.

Applications for exemptions must be submitted to the WA Employment Security Department (ESD) between October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

For more information and to apply for an exemption, click here.

Already received your exemption?

Once you have received your exemption letter from the WA State ESD, you will upload it to the TalentEd Records System.

  1. Go to and log in
  2. Click on Available Forms
  3. Click on WA State Long Term Care Tax Exemption
  4. Click on "Add by Uploading a Document", then upload your exemption letter received from the WA State Employment Security Department.

To confirm that your document has been uploaded:

  1. Click on the "Payroll" folder under "Files".
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the box titled "WA State Long Term Care Tax Exemption"
  3. Click "view", then click "view/hide document".

New Employees

Newly-eligible employees have 31 days from their start 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. 

SEBB Enrollment Instructions - click here to view

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 Basic Long Term Disability Insurance. Your dependents will not be enrolled. You will be charged a monthly $33 premium for medical coverage as well as a $25 per account monthly tobacco use premium surcharge.

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.

2022 SEBB Enrollment Guide

Virtual Benefits Fair

Ask Alex - Online Benefits Advisor

SEBB My Account

Special Open Enrollment

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.

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

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.

Update Personal Contact Information in Employee Online

Please use Employee Online to keep your personal contact information up to date. The district uses this information for automated messages to notify employees in case of an emergency.

Who to Call

Danese Thaidigsman
Director of Benefits & HRIS

Toni Damron
Benefits & Retirement Analyst

Dianne Smith
Benefits & Workers' Comp Specialist

If you have a specific idea or concern you'd like addressed by the Benefits Committee, contact your bargaining unit representative, listed on this page.