• Employee Benefits

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    School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program

    Medical, Dental, Vision - Manage your benefits from SEBB My Account 

    SEBB My Account uses Secure Access Washington (SAW) single factor authentication (SFA). 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 benefits information, visit Health Care Authority of Washington - SEBB. See the SEBB Benefits Summary Sheet and School Employee Enrollment Guide to get started.

    Visit the SEBB Virtual Benefits Fair to gather information on the following benefits available to you:

     

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    Department of Retirement Systems

    Retirement Benefits
     
    For questions regarding your retirement plan, please call 1-800-547-6657 or visit the website at http://www.drs.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 into 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 the DCP at:

    Phone: 1-888-327-5596 (Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00pm), Email: dcpinfo@drs.wa.gov
    Mail: PO BOX 40931 Olympia, WA 98504-0931

    DCP Enrollment Guide (PDF)
    DCP Overview (PDF)


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    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 from taxation salary 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
    403(b) Meaningful Notice 2021

     

    Long Term Care Options

    All Washington State employees will be required to have a Long Term Care program in place as of January 1, 2022.  You have the option of choosing your own plan (billed directly to you) or defaulting into the Washington State program through a payroll deduction.  Long term care is when a person needs nonmedical help with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, cooking and taking medications.  Below are links to both the Washington State Plan as well as information for National Guardian Life administered by American Fidelity for those RSD307 employees 40 years of age and older.  Currently, we are unable to locate an option for our younger employees. 

    WA Cares Fund

     

    National Guardian Life Overview

    National Guardian Life Brochure

    Contact Jennifer Dale at American Fidelity to recieve a quote:  Jennifer.Dale@americanfidelity.com 

    If you are opting to go with your own plan, you will need to have the plan purchased by October 31, 2021 and submit an exemption request to the Washington State Employment Security Department.