Benefits & Retirement

Open Enrollment for 2020 benefits coverage begins October 1st and ends November 15th!

 

SEBB Initial Enrollment Guide

SEBB Virtual Benefits Fair


Insurance Premium Reduction
We are pleased to announce that your payroll deduction for medical will be reduced for the months of August-November (for coverage September-December). This is your pooling dollars at work, reducing the cost of your Northshore School District sponsored medical insurance for the remainder of the plan. Your payroll deduction for the new SEBB plan you select during Open Enrollment will begin on your January, 2020 paycheck.
- Your NSD Benefits Committee

Newly Hired and Newly Benefit Eligible Employees

You have 30 days from your start date to enroll in your medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long term disability options. To enroll, log in to Employee Online. View the 2019 Guide to Benefits by clicking here.
 

Retirement Plan Choice

If you are a new school district employee hired for the first time into a SERS or TRS eligible position, you have an important decision to make about your retirement. If you haven't made your plan decision yet, we invite you to a live Plan Choice webinar, click to sign up. You can also watch the Online Plan Choice Video, click to view, whenever convenient for you. You have 90 days from your start date to make your retirement plan choice decision. The choice that you make is permanent.
 

Retirement Plan Member Contribution Rate Changes For Plan 2 Members

The employee contribution rate for TRS Plan 2 and SERS Plan 2 will increase, effective September 1, 2019. The new rate will be reflected on your September pay warrant. The employee contribution rates will change as follows:
 
TRS Plan 2: New rate is 7.77%. The old rate was 7.06%
SERS Plan 2: New rate is 8.25%. The old rate was 7.27%
 
The School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB)
The first SEBB Program open enrollment is October 1–November 15, 2019. Benefits begin January 1, 2020. Benefit eligible employees will receive complete plan information at their homes the 3rd week in September. You can start reviewing your options now by viewing the plan comparisons below:

Want to find a provider? Go online to the plan websites (click to view) to look at the in-network providers and search for your doctors. As a reminder, Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) is administered by Regence.

SEBB has published the employee rates effective January 2020, click below to view:

2020 SEBB Employee Premiums

 

The Following Medical Plans Are Available For Northshore Employees

Kaiser WA: Core 1, Core 2 and Sound Choice
Kaiser WA Options: Access PPO1, Access PPO2 and Access PPO3
Premera: High PPO and Standard PPO
Uniform Medical Plan (Regence): Achieve1, Achieve2, and High Deductible

 

Dependent Verification Required

During Open Enrollment, you will be required to upload dependent verification documents for any dependents you are enrolling in the plans. To view a list of valid dependent verification documents, click here.
 

Northshore School District SEBB Benefits Fair

The 2020 Benefits Fair will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2pm to 5:30pm at the Admin. Building Boardroom (3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell). Join us for valuable information and to get your insurance and retirement benefit questions answered. Meet some of the new vendors, explore your options and get help enrolling at SEBB My Account.
 

SEBB Benefits Fairs

SEBB is offering in-person benefit fairs, virtual benefit fairs and webinars. To view the schedule, click here.
 
2019 Healthcare Flexible Spending Account Participants
Below is important information about the transition to SEBB, and how it impacts your current FSA enrollment. Click here to view the Navia Plan Amendment. Changes to current enrollment:
  • Your existing Medical FSA enrollment will no longer include the $500 carryover feature. You must incur all eligible expenses by the last day of your current plan year, December 31, 2019.
  • Navia will still administer the 90-day claims run-out period through March 31, 2020. Any balance left in your Medical FSA after this date will be forfeited. No funds will carry over into the next plan year.
  • Your existing Navia debit cards will no longer work as of the last day of your current plan year, December 31, 2019.

Benefit Resource Center

If you need help with your plan decision, a medical insurance claim, or have a medical insurance question, you can contact the Benefit Resource Center at 1-866-468-7272 or by email at 4ourbrc@usi.com. This service is provided by the district's insurance broker, Kibble & Prentice.
 

Workers Compensation Insurance

All employees are automatically covered by workers' compensation. Medical expenses and time loss benefits are paid for injuries incurred on the job with doctor's authorization. The Northshore School District is a self-insured employer. Eberle Vivian Inc. serves as the District's Claims Administrator, and processes all claims. Make sure you report any on-the-job injuries to your school nurse or supervisor immediately, even if you are NOT going to seek professional medical care. For information and forms, please email Dianne Smith at dsmith2@nsd.org or call her at 425-408-7612.

 

Employee Online 

Employee Online is a self-service module available to all district employees providing various personnel and payroll information and allows employees to provide updates to their personal, payroll, and benefit information online.
 
  • Current position information
  • Address change
  • View & print pay check stub
  • Federal IRS forms
  • Leave Tracking  
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. If you are still having trouble logging in, contact the Technology Help Desk.
 

Update Personal Contact Information in EO

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

Lisa Mclean
Manager of Benefits & HRIS
lmclean@nsd.org
425-408-7611

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

Dianne Smith
Benefits & Workers' Comp Specialist
dsmith2@nsd.org
425-408-7612

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.