Rule change effective September 1, 2021

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Rule change effective September 1, 2021

There are rule changes that will be effective January 1,2022. However, there is one rule change that is effective September 1, 2021. WAC 182-31-050(1) includes additional ways a revision in work pattern can affect the employee’s eligibility for the employer contribution for benefits. The B-3 Worksheet has been updated to include these changes. The updated worksheet will be available on the Benefits Administrator’s website on September 1, 2021.

The changes include:

  • An eligible employee maintained or established eligibility while on approved leave without pay. Upon return the employee has a change in work pattern that, had the work pattern been in effect at the start of the school year, the employee would not have been anticipated to meet SEBB eligibility for the employer contribution in the school year.
    • Eligibility for the employer contribution ends as of the last day of the month in which the change is effective.
  • A 9-10 month or 12 month employee hired later in the year and determined to be eligible for the employer contribution who has a revision in work pattern to where they will no longer be anticipated to be compensated for at least 17.5 hours a week in six of the last eight weeks counting backwards from the week that contains the last day of school (for the 9-10 month employee) or the week that contains August 31 (for the 12 month employee).
    • Eligibility for the employer contribution ends as of the last day of the month in which the change is effective.
  • An employee hired later in the year and eligible for the employer contribution is no longer anticipated to work six hundred thirty hours the next school year.
    • Eligibility for the employer contribution ends as of the last day of the month in which the change in the anticipation occurs.