Benefit Information

School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) offers healthcare and other benefits (including medical, dental vision, life insurance and long term disability) for eligible WA State school employees.  

Please note all benefit eligible employees (those anticipated to work 630 hours between Sep 1 and Aug 31 or who during the course of the school year reach 630 hours worked) are required to enroll in SEBB benefits.  If you do not enroll or waive SEBB medical, you will be enrolled by default as a single subscriber in a medical, dental, and vision plan and basic life, basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and basic long term disability insurance as prescribed by SEBB, resulting in a monthly out-of-pocket cost of $58.

A variety of medical plans are available dependent on your county of residence or work.  Additional benefits are available for you to elect (employee-paid benefits) including supplemental life, AD&D and long-term disability insurance, medical flexible spending arrangement (FSA) and Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP).

For more information, visit the SEBB website for school employees (  The following are quick links to specific items also available on the SEBB website:   

  • 2021 SEBB Medical ComparisonNote: Be sure to look at only the plans offered within your county of residence or county of work when making plan comparisons.
  • SEBB Supplemental Benefits: (Life Ins, Long-Term Disability, Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA),  Dep Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
  • Contact the Plans: (Contact info for all SEBB benefit plans)

  • RETIREMENT is through the WA State Dept of Retirement. All employees working 3.5 hours or more per day are required to be enrolled in the state retirement plan. Classified employees are enrolled in the SERS retirement plans and Certificate staff are enrolled in the TRS retirement plans.  You have 90 days from your date of hire to make your plan choices.
  • New to WA Retirement: You have the option of choosing Plan 2 or Plan 3. Please review the Plan Choice Information available on the DRS website for help with making your retirement decision. Once you have made your choice you must complete the DRS Member Information Form and return to Payroll within 90 days of your date of hire. Until you make your decision you will be placed on Plan 2 and if you do not turn in your forms within the 90 day window you will be defaulted to Plan 2.
  • Previous/Current DRS Members: You will be enrolled in the retirement plan in which you were previously enrolled. If you are Plan 3 you will need to select your rate option. Please complete the DRS Member Information Form and return them to Payroll within 90 days from your date of hire. Plan 3 members who do not turn in their forms within 90 days will be defaulted to rate option A.
  • When signing your Plan Choice form please make sure to date it on or after your hire date. Forms dated prior to your hire date will not accepted by DRS.

PEBB Health Insurance Options Checklist (When leaving employment and your employer coverage is ending) You may be eligible for PEBB retiree health insurance.  Contact PEBB at 1-800-200-1004 or online at or view their Thinking about retirement? publication

DRS Nearing retirement webinars (click link to view upcoming webinars).

Eligible employees may elect to participate in the following voluntary benefits.                 

  1. Deferred Compensation (DCP) - is a supplemental retirement savings program offered by WA State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) to public employees. This benefit provides you with the opportunity to invest money through payroll deductions while deferring federal taxes. To learn more about this great benefit and to enroll please visit our voluntary benefits page.
  2. Annuities - 403B's are a great way to set aside money for retirement. Our third party administrator for these is Omni. You or your agent can contact them at or by phone at (877)544-6664. Please visit our voluntary benefits page for more details.

Payroll Office Contacts:

  • Dee Geisler, Payroll Specialist:, 360-874-7028 (DISC, BG, EXPL, FNS, HC, JS, MAN, OL, SC, SS)
  • Laura Ruby, Payroll Specialist:, 360-874-7026 (CH, EPO, F&O, MR, OH, SSEM, Trans)
  • Angie Schiffner, Payroll Specialist:, 360-874-7027 (MW, Nurses, SG, SKHS, OSS) 
  • Lalaina Olson, Payroll Supervisor:, 360-874-7025 (ADMIN, DO)

ANNUAL NOTICES - All required annual notices are posted and can be viewed in our Benefit Book located in the Benefit Plan Summaries section.