School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program

SEBB Program for School Employees   

A healthy change is coming for all employees in Washington’s K-12 school districts, educational service districts, and charter schools. The School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program will administer health insurance and other benefits for eligible school employees and their dependents.

Open enrollment for the SEBB Program is set for October 1 through November 15, 2019. Benefit coverage will begin January 1, 2020.

Sequim School District has again partnered with our insurance broker The Partners Group to assist our employees with benefits.  The Partners Group has put together an Employee Benefit Guide to help you learn more about your new SEBB benefits, review highlights of the available plans, and make selections that best fit your lifestyle and budgetary needs.

ADD SEBB BENEFITS TO YOUR PHONE!  Easy Access at Anytime!  The Partners Group has developed an app for employees who wish to have a one stop place to help:

  • Understand your benefits and how to enroll
  • Look up coverage information for your plans
  • Find information about benefits and networks
  • Easily share all information to family, friends, and coworkers

The district has also partnered with American Fidelity who will be assisting our employees with the SEBB open enrollment process.  P
lease visit American Fidelity's new website at, ,where you can review the services that they will be providing.

SEBB open enrollment web page is live!

The SEBB Program's open enrollment webpage is now live, with all the information school employees need to prepare for the first annual open enrollment (October 1 - November 15, 2019).  The online version of the 2020 School Employee Initial Enrollment Guide is also now available online.   SEBB My Account  is the online enrollment system that allows you to enroll in SEBB benefits.   SEBB has created a tutorial video that is available to watch that shows how to set up your account and enroll in benefits.

The open enrollment page also includes information on:

  • Benefit Fairs
  • Plan Comparisons
  • Premiums
  • How to enroll

Plan Summaries:

2020 Premera High PPO 
2020 Premera Standard PPO 
2020 UMP Achieve 1
2020 UMP Achieve 2
2020 UMP High Deductible

Find the information you need to enroll in benefits. Read What you need to know before open enrollment fact sheet.

Virtual benefits fair

A virtual benefits fair is a new way to learn about your benefit options through an online experience, and it's available anytime, day or night, during the first annual open enrollment.

Visit and explore to learn more about all the benefits available.  You will find links to videos, downloadable content, provider searches, and other information to help you choose the right plans for you and your dependents.  Use your computer, table, or smartphone to visit at your own pace. 

All eligible employees must take action to waive or enroll in SEBB medical coverage during open enrollment. Those who do nothing will be automatically enrolled in coverage as a subscriber in the UMP Achieve 1 medical plan ($33 monthly premium), and Uniform Dental Plan, MetLife vision, basic (employer-paid) life, basic AD&D, and basic LTD insurance. Their dependents will not be enrolled, and they will be charged the monthly $25 tobacco use premium surcharge. Please help us communicate this important message to your employees or members.

The Legislature requires two premium surcharges that, if they apply, may be added to employees’ monthly medical premiums.

  • The tobacco use premium surcharge is a monthly $25 surcharge per account if an employee or a dependent (age 13 and older) enrolled on their SEBB medical uses a tobacco product.
  • The spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge is a monthly $50 surcharge if an employee has a spouse enrolled on their SEBB medical, and the spouse has elected not to enroll in their own employer-based group medical insurance — if that employer-based group medical insurance is comparable to PEBB’s Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) Classic.

Employees must make their attestations in SEBB My Account or on their paper enrollment form during open enrollment as applicable. 

Note: Premium surcharges do not apply to employees who waive medical coverage.

Reminder: Employees should spend down their Medical FSAs

Any employees currently enrolled in a Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) will not be able to carry over those funds into the 2020 insurance plan year. Please remember to spend down your funds by incurring eligible expenses before December 31, 2019.

Employees can enroll in a SEBB Medical FSA during the first annual open enrollment through Navia's online portal .

Preparing for the first annual open enrollment
What can I do during the first annual open enrollment?
During the first annual open enrollment (October 1 through November 15, 2019), you can:

Note: Eligible employees are automatically enrolled in basic life and AD&D insurance and basic LTD insurance at no cost to the employees.