School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program
Medical, Dental, Vision - Manage your benefits from SEBB My Account
SEBB My Account uses Secure Access Washington (SAW) multi factor authentication (MFA). The recommendation is to use your personal email when creating your account. That will allow you to continue to use your log in should you move to a different district.
The first step – Create a SAW account The following steps are necessary before you can log into SEBB My Account for the first time (if you do not already have a SAW account).
For full benefit information, visit Health Care Authority of Washington - SEBB. See the School Employee Enrollment Guide to get started.
Visit the SEBB Virtual Benefits Fair to gather information on the following benefits available to you:
- Medical Benefits
- Dental Benefits
- Vision Benefits
- Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
- Additional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Long-term disability (LTD) Insurance
- Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)
- SEBB Wellness Programs
Department of Retirement SystemsRetirement Benefits
New Employees choosing a Retirement Plan (SERS, TRS): Click Here to view a videoFor questions regarding your retirement plan, please call 1-800-547-6657 or visit the website at http://www.drs.wa.gov.If you have not yet done so, create an online account with the Department of Retirement Systems. You can complete a retirement application application online, ideally 30 to 90 days before your retirement date. Sign up for an account and request an official benefit estimate to begin the application process. A more detailed checklist of the DRS process is available at DRS: Retirement Planning Checklist (wa.gov).Optional Washington State Deferred Compensation Program (DCP)
The Deferred Compensation Program (DCP) helps you save for retirement on a pre-tax basis, offering the options you need to develop a personal investment strategy. With DCP, you authorize your employer to postpone or defer a part of your income, before taxes are calculated, and have that money invested in your DCP account. Both the income you save and the earnings on your investments grow tax-deferred to add to your future retirement and Social Security benefits.
How does Deferred Compensation Work?
With DCP, you may elect to defer a portion of your salary until retirement or separation from service. Automatic payroll deduction makes savings easy as the amount you choose to defer is taken from your gross income before taxes. For example, if you are in the 15% tax bracket, for every $100 you earn, you keep only $85 because $15 is withheld for federal income taxes. If you elect to defer $100 to a DCP, your take-home pay is only reduced by $85 because the $100 is deferred before taxes are calculated. When deciding how much to save, consider adding that extra income to your deferral amount. It can have a significant impact at the time you retire.
Should you have any questions or would like more information on the Washington State Deferred Compensation Program, contact DCP at:
Phone: 1-888-327-5596 (Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00pm), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: PO BOX 40931 Olympia, WA 98504-0931
Optional Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b)
The District offers 403(b) Plans to eligible employees in order to help save for retirement. Participation is optional, allowing you to make pre-tax salary deferral contributions via payroll deduction. One of the benefits of participating in the Plan is the ability to defer salary from taxation that would otherwise be currently taxable and also defer income taxes on the earnings credited to your account. Visit the RSD307 TSA Consulting Group webpage.
403(b) TSA Plan Participation Guide (PDF)
403(b) Salary Reduction Agreement (PDF)
403(b) Meaningful Notice (PDF)
Voluntar Employees' Beneficiary Association
The VEBA Plan is a funded health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) offered by VEBA Trust. VEBA Trust is a non-profit, multiple employee voluntary employees’ beneficiary association authorized under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(g). The Trust is managed by a board of trustees appointed by the Association of Washington School Principals, Washington Association of School Administrators, and Washington Association of School Business Officials. The Trust provides a health reimbursement plan for employees and eligible dependents. The plan can be used to reimburse employees for qualified health expenses during employment and after retirement.
Long Term Care Options
WA Cares Fund is the result of years of research on how to make long-term care affordable for everyone in Washington. Before creating the program, the state studied data and worked with experts to explore public and private solutions.
Based on that research, WA Cares Fund was designed to offer a modest benefit at an affordable cost. The program provides everyone with a modest level of coverage and people who want more can buy supplemental private insurance, much like how Social Security and 401(k) plans work together.
For more information on the WA Cares Act, access the link below: