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School Employee Benefits Board (SEBB) Open Enrollment
October 1, 2019 through November 15, 2019

10-7-2019 Benefit Fair 3-8 PM ESD 112 2500 NE 65th Ave Vancouver WA on a colored feather background with a grey box. All WSD staff must participate in open enrollment this year! With the change to SEBB healthcare and insurance plans on 1/1/2020, all staff must choose a new health plan, vision plan, dental plan, and enroll in basic life, accidental death & dismemberment, and basic long-term disability insurance plans.   Staff must also verify their relationships with any spouse/dependents for whom they wish to provide coverage.  SEBB rules do NOT generally allow staff to make changes after the end of open enrollment window, and staff who do not make any choices will be defaulted into the UMP Achieve 1 health care plan as a tobacco user, and incur at least $700 in charges through the year in monthly premiums.

More information specifically for WSD employees will be provided here in the next few weeks.  Please visit the SEBB website to learn more about this change.

  SEBB My Account

Open Lab with Payroll/HR support for SEBB enrollment and dependent verification

  • Thursday October 3, 2019 from 4-6 PM at DO
  • Monday October 14, 2019 from 4-6 PM at DO
  SEBB Rate Comparison - Plans available to WSD Staff   SEBB Health Plan Coverage Comparison - Only Plans available to WSD Staff   SEBB Vision & Dental Plan Coverage Comparison - Plans available to WSD Staff

Read lots more great information on the SEBB changes, and decision, on the HR Blog’s SEBB page  

For WSD Teachers – WEA Health Care hotline for WAE members:  855-668-5039 

WAE is offering support for association members who need additional assistance selecting an insurance company and/or plan, or for those who have complicated health care needs, such as a chronic condition or who may be in the middle of treatment when the new plans take effect on January 1, 2020.
Call toll free, 855-668-5039, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Non-teaching staff and WAE members who have questions about the SEBB implementation can find information on the SEBB website, through the Benefit Fair at ESD 112 on 10-7-2019 from 3-8 PM, or by contacting the WSD Payroll and Human Resources staff.

FLU Clinics

  • Kaiser has no cost flu shots at all medical offices for drop-in access, plus weekend flu clinics on Saturday October 12, and October 19 from 9 AM to 5 PM.  Visit for info and locations.
  • Regence members can get a free flu shot at  Rite Aid in Washougal from 9 to 9 Monday-Friday, or 9-5 PM on Saturday and 10-6 PM on Sunday, or by contacting your doctor’s office.

Summary of Benefits 2018-2019  (existing plans with coverage through December 31, 2019)

The Summary of Benefits document gives a great overview of the benefits offered to Washougal Employees, including an overview of health care options, dental, vision and life insurance, and the process to make changes as a new or returning employee.

PERS/SERS Retirement Planning Seminars
The PERS/SERS Retirement Planning Seminar Schedule for 2019 is available from the Department of Retirement Systems. If you are a member of the Washington State Retirement Systems (LEOFF, PERS, PSERS, SRS, TRS, WSPRS) and within five years of retirement, we encourage you to review the seminar information overview, and register online at your convenience. You may also register through email at or call them at 360-664-7300 or 888-711-6676.

Please note: Due to space limitations, registration for DRS seminars is limited to members of the Washington State Retirement Systems. They are not able to accommodate reservation requests for members of other retirement systems. 


Your Health/Medical/Dental Benefits Information (Through December 31, 2019)
Washington Dental Service | (Online Enrollment Changes) 
Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance | (Online Enrollment)
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon | (Online Enrollment)
VSP Vision Plan from MetLife (Online Enrollment) (FAQ)
Long Term Disability Insurance from CIGNA Group Insurance (Certificated Staff Only)
Long Term Disability Insurance from American Fidelity (Short Term for Certified Staff/Long Term for Classified Staff)
LifeMap Group Life Insurance (mandatory) (All Staff) (Beneficiary Form)
LifeMap Life Insurance (voluntary increase) (All Staff) (Enrollment Form)
Washougal’s Summary of Benefits for 2018-2019
Employee Assistance Program Phone 800-538-3543
Leaving School District Health Insurance Options
Retirement Information
Washington State Plan 3 Page
Dept. of Retirement Systems Retiree Information
Post retirement health insurance info
Retiree Insurance Coverage Checklist
Social Security Website
Omni 403(b) site | Sign Up Form for deferred compensation 403(b) |
Information about 403(b) savings plans from Omni
Medicare Website
Frequently Asked Retiring/Resigning Questions
Banking/Tax Deferred Expense Accounts
VEBA Tax Free Medical Expense Account
American Fidelity Medical/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
School Employees Credit Union
iQ Credit Union
On Point Credit Union
Columbia Credit Union
Adidas Employee Store Pass for 12/12/19-2/9/2029 staff or student with valid ID (see flier for information, requires Google login) Valid at Portland store on NW Vaughn
Apple Store for Education (staff discount on Mac computers & software)
Car Rental and Hotel Discounts (Avis, Budget, Hertz, and  (Limited to WSD Staff & Faculty, requires you to access link via Google login)
Central Washington University Online Course options – CWU has partnered with VESi to provide online courses available for Professional Development Credits or Washington State Clock Hours.  View Complete Course List.  Courses offered for 2, 3, or 4 Professional Development Credits, or 20, 30, or 40 Clock Hours with fees starting at just $200.
Columbia Sportswear Employee Store pass (WSD Staff & Faculty, requires you to access link via Google login) good 6-7-2019 to 6-30-2019
Concordia University Continuing Education Scholarship opportunity (M.Ed. or Ed.D degrees)
Dell K12 Store (staff discount on Dell computers) (Foam board poster displays, Aluminum, Vinyl banners) offers 10% discount, just use the code WashougalSD10  when placing any order.
HP Academic pricing (staff/student discount on HP computers & printers)
Homes for Heroes Home Purchase Program (discounts on closing costs and other incentives)
Verizon Wireless (Cell phone service) 15% discount
Note: Inclusion in this list does not represent an endorsement or recommendation of any product or service by the Washougal School District or its staff. The district reserves the right to include or exclude vendors from this list based on the educational purpose and application of the products or services that they offer.  The companies providing these staff discounts are not providing any direct benefit to the school district for inclusion on this list, resources are listed solely as a support for staff.


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