Open Enrollment starts today, ends Nov. 15

Take a fresh look at your benefits

Make the most of your robust King County employee benefits package by making informed decisions for next year during Open Enrollment, Nov. 1 – 15. Follow these steps to ensure you are selecting the right benefit options for you and your family:

Review your benefit choices

  • See what’s changing next year.
  • Evaluate your medical plan options using the Plan Comparison Charts and other resources on the Medical plans page. Consider whether one of the lower-cost plans, Kaiser SmartCare or KingCare Select (Regular and Transit ATU employees only), makes sense for you.
  • Review the Benefit Access Fee associated with your medical plan if you cover a spouse or eligible domestic partner. If you qualify for an exemption, you must confirm this each year during Open Enrollment.
  • Consider enrolling in a Flexible Spending Account—Health Care and Dependent Day Care FSAs save you money by reducing your taxable income. You must re-enroll every year during Open Enrollment.
  • Give to the Employee Giving Program during the Annual Giving Drive. Pledges do not rollover—you must submit your pledge each year.

What if you don’t participate in Open Enrollment?

  • The Benefit Access Fee associated with your medical plan and benefit group will be automatically applied if you cover your spouse or eligible domestic partner.
  • You will not be enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account for 2020.
  • Your other benefit choices will remain the same for next year.

Complete Open Enrollment by Nov. 15

  • Sign in to PeopleSoft.
  • Select Benefits, then Open Enrollment.
  • When you’re done, use the Final Submit button and sign out.

Begin Open Enrollment here.

Get in-person Open Enrollment help: 

If you would like in-person assistance with Open Enrollment, stop by one of the help sessions: Onsite support. More Open Enrollment and benefits information
Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations
Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Ave., 2nd Floor, Seattle
206-684-1556 or KC Benefits
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed Veterans Day, Nov. 11)