Benefits Open Enrollment is Nov. 1-15

Benefit changes for 2023: Learn about new options before Open Enrollment

Take the time to review your benefit choices—including some new options—before Open Enrollment, Nov. 1–15. Several benefit changes become effective in 2023, including the following:

New dental plan choice

If you are in the Regular or Transit ATU 587 employee benefit group, you have a second dental plan choice. With the Cigna Dental HMO plan, you choose a network dentist who manages your overall dental care. This plan has no deductible and no annual maximum benefit, which means there is no limit to the dollar amount they will pay per year. The Cigna plan also covers two years of orthodontia treatment at a flat rate of $2,049 for kids and $2,553 for adults. For details, see the Dental Plan Summary and go to the Cigna website for King County employees.

Life insurance opportunity

If you are in the Regular or the Transit ATU 587 Full-time Full-benefits group, you have a one-time opportunity during Open Enrollment this year to enroll or increase your current supplemental life insurance coverage amount. Starting in 2023, you can elect up to 6x your annual salary, up to a maximum of $750,000. Evidence of insurability may be required. No new options are available for spouse/domestic partner coverage. For more information, see the Securian Life Insurance Flyer and the Supplemental Life FAQ.

New KingCare Select network—Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

The KingCare Select medical plan is now offering a fourth network option. The Virginia Mason Franciscan Health network offers 900 primary care providers, 10,000 specialists, and nine hospitals in King, Pierce, and Kitsap counties. The KingCare Select plan offers lower deductibles and out-of-pocket costs than the traditional KingCare PPO plan. For more information, go to Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and KingCare Select.

Other benefit changes

To see all of the changes and new options for your employee benefit group, go to 2023 Benefit Changes.

Benefit fairs and education sessions

If you have questions, attend an in-person Benefits Fair or Register for an online Open Enrollment information session hosted by your Benefits team. If you can’t attend a live session, watch the Open Enrollment Overview video.

Open Enrollment information was also mailed recently to the address you have listed in PeopleSoft—see mailers for Regular employees, Transit ATU 587 employees, and Deputy Sheriff employees.

Need assistance? The Benefits office is again open for walk-up service!

Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations
Chinook Building, 2nd Floor
401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
206-684-1556 or KC Benefits
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Closed on Veterans Day: Nov. 11