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for Faculty, Staff & Librarians—Enroll in a Medical Plan

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A carefully selected health plan can potentially reduce medical costs over the long term and give you peace of mind. So before you enroll, be sure to compare the medical plans to determine which plan is right for you and your family.

Before you change your health plan, first read the Changing Insurance Coverage to see whether you are required or allowed to make changes during an open enrollment based on your situation. Also listed are changes that can be made at any time.

Enroll in a Traditional Classic or Value Plan

The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) sponsors four "traditional" medical plans:

  1. Download the Enrollment/Change Form (PDF).
  2. To add family members to your coverage, you must provide valid dependent verification documents that prove their eligibility, along with the Enrollment/Change form.
  3. Also, to add a qualified domestic partner to your coverage, you will need to provide a Tax Status form (PDF).
  4. Return all forms to the Benefits Office.

Enroll in a Consumer-Directed Health Plan with Health Savings Account

The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) sponsors three CDHP with HSA medical plans:

Step 1: Enroll in a CDHP-HSA Plan

  1. Download the Enrollment/Change Form (PDF).
  2. To add family members to your coverage, you must provide valid dependent verification documents that prove their eligibility, along with the Enrollment/Change form.
  3. Also, to add a qualified domestic partner to your coverage, you will need to provide a Tax Status form (PDF).
  4. Return all forms to the Benefits Office.

Once enrolled, you will receive an enrollment confirmation from your health care provider—Uniform, Group Health, or Kaiser Permanente. You will also receive a welcome notice from Health Equity indicating that your Health Savings Account has been opened. At this point, you may begin optional payroll deductions as follows.

Step 2: Start or Change Payroll Deductions to Health Savings Account

Payroll Deduction Notes & Tips:

Waiving Coverage

You may elect to waive medical coverage for yourself and your family members. (Dental coverage may not be waived—there is no employee premium for this coverage.) If you waive coverage for yourself, you may not enroll a family member. Even if you waive medical coverage you will not receive any additional compensation because the UW is required to pay the employer portion of your coverage to the Health Care Authority regardless.


Disclaimer: The information on this page 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. Refer to the Benefits Forms & Publications page.

Plan availability and eligibility may change depending on your employment status and/or actions of the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), the agency that purchases and coordinates health insurance benefits for public employees, including employees of the University of Washington, through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) program.

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