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.

The district has also partnered with American Fidelity who will be assisting our employees with the SEBB open enrollment process.  Please visit American Fidelity's new website at, https://americanfidelity.com/pages/washington-employers/ ,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.

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.



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 .

ALEX, virtual benefits fair go live October 1

Two online resources — ALEX, the SEBB Program’s online benefits advisor, and SEBB’s virtual benefits fair — will be available October 1, at the start of the first annual open enrollment.

  • ALEX will help employees understand their benefits and guide them through choosing medical, dental, and vision plans. ALEX will suggest plans that might make the most sense for each employee. Any information provided to ALEX is private and confidential.
  • The virtual benefits fair is a new way to learn about benefit options through an online experience — and it’s available anytime, day or night, starting October 1. It features links to videos, downloadable content, provider searches, and other information to help employees choose the right plans for themselves and their dependents.

Introducing SEBB's enrollment tool: SEBB My Account

As we get closer to the first open enrollment for the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program this fall, the Health Care Authority (HCA), which administers the SEBB Program, has been determining exactly how employees will enroll, and how school benefits and payroll staff will manage their roles.

Thanks to feedback from school districts, ESDs, and union representatives, we’ve learned a lot about how benefits enrollment has worked up to now. We’re using that information to design an online enrollment system that is consistent, easy to use, and supports payroll and benefits staff.

The result is SEBB My Account, the exclusive online enrollment system for the SEBB Program.  The SEBB My Account system will go live before initial enrollment begins on October 1.  For now, we want to share what has been done so far.  Watch this demonstration video to get a preview of some of the major functions that have already been developed.


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.