OPEN ENROLLMENT IS AUGUST 27, 2018 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
You are able to change your elections during the Open Enrollment period. Unless you experience a qualified status change, you will not be able to change your enrollment election until the next Open Enrollment period.
2018/19 MAJOR PLAN DESIGN CHANGES
- Rates have increased by approximately 4.6% compared to last year's rates.
Kaiser Permanente HMO (formerly Group Health)
- Rates have decreased by approximately 3.9% compared to last year's rates.
- Rates have decreased from $101.70 (2017/18) to $99.79 (2018/19) per month.
- Rates have increased from $78.40 (2017/18) to $82.95 (2018/19) per month.
2018/19 Benefit Allocation
- The State allocation for benefits is $843.97 per month, per 1.0 FTE. This is an increase from $820 per month last year.
Customer Service: 1-855-756-0798
Kaiser Permanente HMO
Customer Service: 1-888-901-4636
Step 4 in the dental enrollment/plan change process is to contact WEA/AON Hewitt in order to complete your enrollment/changes.
Customer Service: 1-800-521-2651
The Washington Dental Services Web Site is your resource for all kinds of information about your dental coverage and how it works for you. Once you are enrolled in the plan, go to the WDS home page and do the one time easy registration process. After registration you will be able to access the MySmile personal benefits center, which offers personalized benefits information and strategies for improving your oral health.
Here are a few examples of online features you will find on MySmile:
Find A Dentist Lists the more than 2,600 Washington Dental Service preferred providers in Washington state, so you can find a dentist near your home or office. The directory is linked to the Delta Dental Plans Association's nationwide dentist directory, Dentist Search, which lists the more 132,000 dentists who belong to the Delta Dental network nationwide.
Allows you to check your plan coverage and eligible benefits.
Claim Status (you will need to sign in with a user name and password) Lets you check the status of current claims and view previous payments online.
Print ID Card (you will need to sign in with a user name and password)
Access to printable version of ID Card.
Lets you view your explanation of benefits and pre-determinations online.
Customer Service: 1-855-4DENTAL (433-6825)
LIFE INSURANCE AND ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT, AND LONG TERM DISABILITY PLANS
The employee allocation is used to purchase these benefits for each employee group and/or bargaining unit, based on the benefits negotiated by each group.
Customer Service: 1-800-794-5390