It’s in the mail: Look for Open Enrollment information
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 a Flexible Spending Account—Health Care and Dependent Day Care FSAs reduce your taxable income—saving you money. You must re-enroll every year during Open Enrollment. The Health Care FSA maximum contribution for 2020 is $2,700.
- 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. If no action is taken during Open Enrollment and you later determine that you qualified for an exemption, fees already deducted will not be refunded.
- Change medical plans—Use the Plan Comparison Charts and other resources on the Medical plans page to consider whether Kaiser SmartCare or KingCare Select (Regence) makes sense for your family. These plans will likely save you money, with lower deductibles, copays, and Benefit Access Fees. The KingCare (Regence) plan is also still available. Note: KingCare Select is not available to Deputy Sheriff/PSPMA and TEA-DOT employees.
- Give—Contribute to your favorite nonprofit in the Employee Giving Program during the Annual Giving Drive. Pledges must be renewed each year. Your donations to the nonprofits you selected do not automatically roll over.
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 be automatically 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.
Learn more at Benefits & Retirement Fair
Learn more about your benefits and retirement options at the Benefits & Retirement Fair:
- Oct. 16, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Renton Elections, Alvine Room, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton
Get in-person Open Enrollment help
If you would like assistance with Open Enrollment, stop by one of the following help sessions in the Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Ave., 2nd Floor, Seattle.
- Nov. 6: 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Mimosa Room 222
- Nov. 13: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Mimosa Room 222
- Nov. 15: 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Rhododendron Room 233
For more Open Enrollment and benefits information:
- Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Ave., 2nd Floor, Seattle
- Call 206-684-1556 or email KC Benefits
- 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed Veterans Day, Nov. 11)