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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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SEBB Benefits

The SEBB Program’s annual open enrollment is now closed. It was open from October 26 through November 23, 2020. Annual open enrollment is your opportunity to make any changes to your coverage. Visit SEBB My Account

Open Enrollment - Now Closed

Employees can make changes to their benefits during the annual open enrollment. This year's annual enrollment was October 26 to November 23, 2020, for coverage effective January 1, 2021. Employees who do not take action during open enrollment will keep their current coverage, as long as their plan is still available. 

You are not required to make any changes to your health plans during open enrollment. If you choose not to make any changes, you will remain enrolled in your current health plans.

Learn more about open enrollment, plans and premium changes, and more on the HCA website.

How do i make changes?

Enrollment is done through the SEBB My Account online portal. Use the portal to enroll in coverage, verify your dependents, state tobacco usage, view your coverage choices, make changes during open enrollment or waive coverage.

From October 26 - November 23, 2020, you can contact the HCA call center for technical assistance with SEBB My Account at 1-855-548-3100. They're open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SEBB My Account

WHAT CHANGES CAN I MAKE?

  • Change your medical, dental, or vision plan.
  • Add or remove a dependent 
  • Re-attest to the spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge. 
  • Waive your enrollment in medical coverage if qualifications are met. 
  • Enroll in medical coverage if you previously waived SEBB medical coverage
  • Enroll or reenroll in a Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement and/or the Dependent Care Assistance Program.
  • Enroll in supplemental Long Term Disability Insurance

Earn $125 with smarthealth

If you're eligible for SEBB benefits, you have access to a free wellness program called SmartHealth. It is a secure, voluntary, online and mobile-friendly wellness platform that supports and rewards employees as they work toward their well-being goals.

By participating in activities, you can improve your personal wellness AND earn points. Earn 2,000 SmartHealth points by Nov. 30, 2020 and receive $125 wellness incentive applied to next year’s medical deductible or deposited into your Health Savings Account. (New SEBB medical subscribers with a medical effective date from October through December 2020 have until December 31, 2020 to complete their points.)

new in 2020

Highline will be offering new voluntary benefits through Aflac effective January 1, 2021. This is a one-time guarantee issue opportunity - no health questions asked. Benefits include Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity Insurance.

While medical insurance pays for doctors and hospitals, Aflac is insurance that pays cash benefit directly to you for things like wellness visits, COVD testing, injuries and sickness with rates as low as $2.00 per week. Aflac rates do not increase when you file claims or as you age. Review the plans and elect coverage athttps://highlineschooldistrict.selfenroll.com beginning on October 26. Your Employee ID for login is your last name and date of birth. Example: smithmmddyyyy.

Aflac is also offering a new benefits app for access to ALL SEBB benefit comparisons, premiums, and a link to easily make your benefit election. Download the app by texting "highline" to 36260.

New Aflac Voluntary Benefits

Supplemental long-term disability (LTD) enrollment opportunity

The SEBB Program is offering a one-time opportunity to enroll and purchase supplemental LTD during this year's annual open enrollment. Here are the advantages of enrolling in supplemental LTD during this one-time opportunity: 

  • Online enrollment via SEBB My Account. Normally, you would have to use a paper form to enroll in supplemental LTD outside of the usual 31-day enrollment period.
  • No evidence of insurability. Proof of good health is not required during the 2020 plan year when enrolling in SEBB supplemental LTD coverage for the first time.
  • Pre-existing condition coverage. Coverage for pre-existing conditions will be provided under the Continuity of Coverage provision for employees who had prior LTD coverage through December 31, 2019.

Supplemental LTD coverage elected during the 2020 annual open enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2021. If you haven’t enrolled in supplemental LTD yet, now is a great time to consider enrolling in this important benefit.

Visit the long-term disability insurance webpage to learn more.

where can i learn more?

Need more information to help you make a decision?

2021 SEBB Enrollment Guide

First page of the PDF file: EnrollmentGuide2021

New Enrollments

Newly-eligible employees have a 31-day enrollment window to elect or waive coverage. Coverage is effective the 1st day of the following month from eligibility.

waiving coverage & DEFAULT ENROLLMENTS

You can waive enrollment in SEBB medical coverage if you are enrolled in other employer-based group medical insurance, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare. You must waive coverage through SEBB My Account during your initial 31 day enrollment window or you will be defaulted in medical, dental and vision plans with a mandatory $33 monthly premium. 

You also must state whether or not you use tobacco during your initial 31 day enrollment window. If you do not take action, you will be charged the default $25 monthly tobacco premium surcharge.

Enrolling in New Benefits

SPECIAL OPEN ENROLLMENTS

Certain events let you make account changes (like changing plans or enrolling a dependent) outside of the annual open enrollment. Examples include birth or adoption, marriage, or loss of other insurance coverage.

You must upload proof of the event that created the special open enrollment to SEBB My Account no later than 60 days after the event. In many instances, the date your change is received affects the effective date of the change in enrollment. Enrollment for a newborn  will be effective on the date of birth, while other enrollments will be effective the 1st of the month following the date when all required verification is provided.

Read further instructions on reporting a Special Open Enrollment.

Benefit Plans

Below is a summary of benefit offerings, program eligibility and how the SEBB health insurance is funded.

Your monthly premium costs for SEBB medical plans are based on the plan you choose and dependents you cover. Vision, life, long-term disability and dental premiums are covered 100% through Highline Public Schools.

Additional information is available on the SEBB website.

Frequently Asked Questions