Benefits & Retirement

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 - 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.


Home Buying Webinar

Offered by HomeStreet Bank/Affinity Lending, sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Considering buying a home? Attend an upcoming free Zoom webinar and learn how to build a budget, prepare your credit and get a comprehensive overview of the home buying process from a non-commissioned Affinity loan officer and other real estate professionals before you start looking for a home. This class also offers a certificate of completion from the WA State Housing Finance Commission that is good for 2 years if applying for down payment assistance.

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 1pm to 6pm

To register for the Home Buyer class, please email

SEBB SmartHealth Wellness Program

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

Score tickets to the game in 2022 with SmartHealth!

You have a chance to win tickets to see the Seattle Storm or Seattle Seahawks! Click here for more information.

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.


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

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.