It's important that your healthcare coverage meets the changing demands in your life. There are two times when the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) allows you (the subscriber) to make changes to your medical and/or dental insurance coverage for yourself, a spouse or qualified domestic partner (QDP), and your dependents. They are as follows:
1. Annual Open Enrollment - You are allowed to change your medical and dental insurance coverage for any reason during the fall, one-month, open enrollment period. During open enrollment you may also enroll or change your participation in a medical flexible spending account (FSA) and/or a dependent care assistance (DCAP) account. Annual Open Enrollment generally runs for about one month every fall, with changes effective the following January 1. Learn more.
Note: When adding or removing a dependent from insurance coverage during annual open enrollment, you must submit valid documentation that verifies your dependent's status.
2. Special Open Enrollment - Outside of the Annual Open Enrollment, you can change your medical and dental enrollment (i.e. add, waive, or change your plan elections) if you experience a "Qualifying Life Event." Approved qualifying life events are listed in the navigation to the right. Each qualifying life event web page explains the options available to you, what actions you can or must take, and when your coverage is effective. If you have questions, please contact the Benefits Office as soon as possible.
Note: When adding or removing a dependent from insurance coverage during special open enrollment, you must submit valid documentation that verifies your dependent's status.
Disclaimer: The Qualifying Life Event(s) shown above highlights benefit options arising from a change in family status. It does not substitute for official plan documents. If there is a conflict between the information on this site and an official plan document, the official plan document will govern. Plan availability and eligibility may change depending on your employment status and/or actions of the Washington State Health Care Authority.