Deadline for benefits changes is Sunday, Nov. 30

Western Today staff

Open enrollment is winding down and all requested changes to your account must be received by Nov. 30.

If you are completing a paper enrollment form, please submit it Human Resources no later than Wednesday, Nov. 26. The earlier date is due to the Thanksgiving holiday, which begins Nov. 27.

If you are making changes to your account, you may do so online through My Account up until midnight Nov. 30. The My Account link is available on the PEBB website (www.hca.wa.gov/pebb). Keep in mind the HCA office will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28, so there will be no technical support.

You may also complete a paper Employee Enrollment/Change form and email the form to Human Resources office at HR.Benefits@wwu.edu  or fax it to 360-650-2810. The email or fax must show a date that is no later than Nov. 30, 2014.

If your spouse will be enrolled on your account in 2015, remember you must re-attest to the spousal premium surcharge or you will pay the $50 per month spousal premium surcharge in 2015. If you have not already done so, you can attest on-line through My Account (www.hca.wa.gov/pebb) or submit the 2015 Premium Surcharge Change form to your Human Resources office. If you are submitting a paper form, complete the Help Sheet and,if necessary, the 2015 Spousal Plan Calculator to determine if your spouse's coverage is comparable to the PEBB plan. The calculator is located on the Spousal Surcharge page of the PEBB website under Tools to help attest for 2015. Click on the Interactive Tool link.

If you wish to enroll in or continue your flexible spending account or Dependent Care Assistance Program you must do so no later than Nov. 30. You must re-enroll each year in the FSA and/or DCAP to continue, even if you don't wish to change your contribution amount(s).

To enroll or re-enroll, visit www.pebb.flex-plan.com; select the Enrollment link to enroll on line. If you have difficulty with the website, complete a paper form by selecting the Forms link, printing the form and faxing it to 1-425-451-7002 or 1-866-535-9227. The enrollment form must show a fax date that is no later than Nov. 30. Keep in mind Flex-Plan Services' offices will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28.

All requested changes are effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 2:24pm