Employees can make changes to their benefits during the annual open enrollment. The next open enrollment will be from October 26, 2020 to November 23, 2020, for coverage effective January 2021. Employees who do not take action during open enrollment will keep their current coverage, as long as their plan is still available.
New employees have 31 days from hire to enroll in SEBB benefits or waive coverage.
Enrollment is done through the SEBB My Account online portal. Use the portal to enroll in coverage, verify your dependents, state tobacco usage, view your coverage choices, make changes during open enrollment, or waive coverage.
WAIVING COVERAGE & DEFAULT ENROLLMENTS
You can waive enrollment in SEBB medical coverage if you are enrolled in other employer-based group medical insurance, a TRICARE plan, or Medicare. You must waive coverage through SEBB My Account or you will be defaulted in medical, dental, and vision plans with a mandatory $33 monthly premium.
You must also state whether or not you used tobacco through SEBB My Account. If you do not take action, you will be charged the defaults $25 monthly tobacco premium surcharge.
SPECIAL OPEN ENROLLMENTS
Certain events let you make account changes (like changing plans or enrolling dependent)outside of the annual open enrollment. Examples include birth or adoption, marriage, or loss of other insurance coverage.
You must upload proof of the event that created the special open enrollment to SEBB My Account no later than 60 days after the event. In many instances, the date you r change is received affects the effective date of the change in enrollment. Enrollment for a newborn will be effective on the date of birth, while other enrollments will be effective the 1st of the month following the date when all required verification is provided.