Look for Open Enrollment information in your mailbox
Check your home mailbox for important benefits and Open Enrollment information mailed recently to the address you have listed in PeopleSoft. Open Enrollment takes place Nov. 1 – 15 and is your opportunity to:
- Enroll in the new short-term disability plan (Regular employees only)—Learn more at Life and Disability Insurance. To help you decide if this benefit is right for you, use the decision support tools, including videos, claims examples, rates, and coverage highlights.
- Change medical plans—Use the Plan Comparison Charts and other resources on the Medical plan page to consider whether Kaiser SmartCare or KingCare Select (Regence) makes sense for your family. The KingCare (Regence) plan is also still available. Note: KingCare Select is not available to Deputy Sheriff/PSPMA and TEA-DOT employees.
- Select the appropriate Benefit Access Fee—or exemption. If you cover a spouse or domestic partner on your medical plan, a Benefit Access Fee may be automatically applied, depending on your benefit group and the plan you choose. If you qualify for an exemption, you must confirm this each year during Open Enrollment.
- Enroll in a Flexible Spending Account—Health Care or Dependent Care FSAs reduce your taxable income. The health FSA maximum contribution for 2019 is $2,650.
- Contribute—Give to the Employee Giving Program during the Annual Giving Drive.
What if you don’t participate in Open Enrollment?
- You will remain enrolled in your current medical plan.
- The Benefit Access Fee associated with your medical plan and benefit group will automatically be applied if you cover your spouse or domestic partner.
- You will not be enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account.
- Your other benefit choices will remain the same for next year.
For more Open Enrollment and benefits information visit www.kingcounty.gov/Open-Enrollment or contact Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations at 206-684-1556, by email at KC.Benefits@kingcounty.gov or at the Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Ave., 2nd Floor, Seattle 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed Veterans Day, Nov. 12).