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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

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Benefit Changes: Impacts on Dependents

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The state is consolidating all school district health insurance plans into a single plan, under new state law passed in 2016. When does this change take place and what does this mean for your dependents? 

Starting in the 2019-20 school year, all school employees will begin receiving health insurance and benefits through the statewide School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program.

Eligible school employees enrolled in SEBB may enroll the following dependents:

  • Your legal spouse or state-registered domestic partner.
  • Your children, up to the last day of the month in which they become age 26.
  • Children with disabilities.
  • Extended dependent children who meet specified eligibility criteria (see SEB Board Resolution 2018-02).

What happens to dependents no longer eligible when SEBB goes into effect?

A dependent who is enrolled in medical, dental, or vision under a school employee’s account on December 31, 2019, who loses eligibility because they are not an eligible dependent under the SEBB Program may enroll in medical, dental, and vision for a max of 36 months on a self-pay basis.

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