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 purchase 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.
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.
2021 SEBB Enrollment Guide
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To join a webinar, go to https://www.drs.wa.gov/education/webinar/, and select "join" for the webinar that you wish to attend 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. No need to register. Most webinars include a 30 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute question and answer session.
You Are Invited to a Virtual VEBA Fair!
Your team at Gallagher will be conducting virtual VEBA presentations in October to help give you a better understanding of the plan and answer any questions you have. Please pick a date and time that works for you. A quick presentation will be followed by a time for Q&A. Also, please see the VEBA Plan Benefits Guide for plan information.