Notices and Updates

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February Newsletter Mails

The February Intercom newsletter will be mailed or emailed to employees today, February 18, 2021. Articles in the newsletter include:

  • Keeping up with COVID-19
  • A new year for SmartHealth – including how to find your $125
  • COVID-19 relief: Medical FSA & DCAP changes
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • And more…

We are typically able to provide this notice of the newsletters to you in advance but were unable to do so this month. We apologize for sending you this late notice, as it’s not part of our normal process.

Training Video Available

The Outreach and Training (O&T) team is excited to announce that in addition to the “live” webinar trainings we have been providing to SEBB BA’s, we will be producing videos which BA’s can access and view at their convenience.  These videos will cover recent updates/changes/notices that may have been missed or that could use further explanation.  Please select this link to view our first “Staying Connected” video.  

We would appreciate your feedback on the video, please send comments to jeff.dixon-ross@hca.wa.gov     Reminder: if you have specific questions on the topics covered in the video, those would be better addressed via a FUZE email.

PEBB Retiree Insurance Webinars

We are happy to announce that the Outreach and Training (O&T) unit is offering monthly webinars aimed at employees who are thinking about retiring and would like an overview of their health insurance options as a retiree through the PEBB Program. 

Employees can find the registration page for these webinars on the HCA website, Attend a retirement webinar page.

Please copy and paste the message below into your regular means of communication to share with your employees.

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If you are considering retiring in the near future and are interested in learning about Retiree Health Insurance offered through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, you can now register to attend a free webinar. 

Monthly webinars, hosted by Outreach and Training staff from the Health Care Authority (HCA), will provide an overview of retiree health insurance available through the PEBB Program. Learn about eligibility criteria, medical and dental plan availability, monthly premiums, and the enrollment process. 

The first webinar being offered is on February 24, 2021.  There are separate webinars for both PEBB (Public employees) and SEBB (School Employees) members, so please register for the appropriate session.