Continuation coverage

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SEBB Continuation Coverage

On April 2, 2020, the School Employees Benefits Board (SEB Board) met telephonically and approved two resolutions related to continuation coverage (COBRA and Unpaid Leave) extending enrollment timelines and the maximum coverage period during the COVID-19 state of emergency proclaimed in Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-05. Learn more about the approved resolutions.

The SEBB Program offers one or more ways for you and your dependents, if eligible, to continue SEBB Program coverage.

  • SEBB Continuation Coverage (COBRA) — a temporary extension of SEBB health plan coverage available to SEBB members defined as qualified beneficiaries under federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) rules, and for state-registered domestic partners and their children, based on RCW 26.60.015 and SEBB policy resolution that extends SEBB coverage for dependents not otherwise eligible for COBRA. Coverage may be temporarily extended only if the SEBB member experiences a qualifying event.
  • SEBB Continuation Coverage (Unpaid Leave) — a temporary extension of SEBB insurance coverage for employees who lose eligibility for the employer contribution toward insurance coverage due to specific types of leave.

In this section you will find information about: