The PEBB Program’s annual open enrollment runs through Nov. 30

The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program’s annual open enrollment began Nov. 1, and ends Thursday, Nov. 30.

Open enrollment is your opportunity to make changes to your health plans and enrollment. Annual open enrollment changes are effective Jan. 1, 2024. This means that even if you make changes during the annual open enrollment period, your enrollment will stay the same through Dec. 31.

Changes you can make

During annual open enrollment you can: 

  • Change medical and dental plans.
  • Add or remove dependents
  • Attest to the spouse or state-registered domestic partner (SRDP) coverage premium surcharge for 2023, if required. The PEBB Program will mail a letter in late October at the address on file to those who cover a spouse or SRDP and are required to attest. You can also log into PEBB My Account to determine if you are required to reattest. Beginning November 1, you can also log into PEBB My Account to determine if you are required to reattest.
  • Enroll in the Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Limited Purpose FSA, or Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) through Navia Benefit Solutions.
  • Enroll in medical coverage if previously waived.
  • Waive your medical coverage if you are enrolled in another employer-based group medical plan, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare.

Learn more about the changes you can make on the PEBB open enrollment webpage.

How to make changes

Starting November 1, you can make a change by:

  • Logging in to PEBB My Account or
  • Submitting a paper enrollment/change form and any other required documents to, to the HR Front Desk (Humanities room 203), or faxing to 360-650-2810. Some changes, like adding a dependent requires the use of a form instead of online.
  • 2023 forms will be available on the Health Care Authority’s website under Forms and publications.

If you have questions about your enrollment or PEBB account, please contact or 360-650-6841.

Important premium changes coming to Kaiser Permanente Plans in 2024!

Starting January 1, 2024, all Kaiser Permanente plans are seeing a 31% to 124% increase in premiums. This translates to a $59 to $117 per month increase for a single subscriber and a $153 to $311 per month increase for family coverage. You are not required to stay in the same plan each year.  

If you are currently enrolled in a Kaiser Permanente plan, we encourage you to take this time to review your healthcare needs for the upcoming year and to consider various factors when choosing a medical plan:

  • Overall cost (premiums, deductibles, copays/coinsurance, and maximum out-of-pocket limits).
  • Whether your current providers accept the plan.
  • Whether your current prescriptions will be covered and the cost.
  • Whether you can use your preferred pharmacy.

The PEBB open enrollment webpage has more resources on the upcoming changes and how to compare medical and dental plan benefits. You can also view the following resources listed below to help you in making the best healthcare choice for you and your family:

2024 PEBB Medical Benefits At-A-Glance

2024 PEBB Employee Monthly Premiums (here is 2023’s premiums to compare)

Online Medical Benefits Comparison

Changes to PEBB Benefits for 2024