Here is some helpful information from SEBB on selecting your medical, dental, and vision plans:
When selecting a plan there are many factors you will need to consider.
- Is the plan available where I live?
- Am I eligible to enroll in the plan?
- The differences between the plans?
Plans are available based on the county where you live. However, if you work in a school district that crosses county lines, or is in a county that borders Idaho or Oregon, you may have access to more SEBB Program medical plans than what is available in your county of residence.
SEBB medical plans may have criteria for eligibility. For example, not everyone is eligible to enroll in the high deductible health plan with a health savings account (HSA).
Check that your current providers are in the plan’s network, as well as:
- The plan’s premiums, deductibles, and out of pocket maximums.
- Which plans will honor your pre-authorization, if you have one, and for how long.
- How the plan coordinates benefits, if you’re also covered by a spouse’s plan.
Need more information to make an informed decision? Visit the virtual benefits fair or access ALEX, the online interactive benefits advisor. ALEX will help you understand your benefits and guide you through choosing your medical, dental and vision plans or suggest plans for you to consider.
You must take action to enroll. If you do not enroll in, or waive your benefits by November 15, 2019, 11.59 p.m. you will be defaulted into the UMP Achieve 1 medical plan (with a $33 monthly premium), Uniform Dental Plan, MetLife vision plan, and basic life, basic AD&D, and basic LTD as a single subscriber. Your dependents will not be enrolled. You will also pay the $25 tobacco use premium surcharge in addition to your monthly medical premium