As you can tell, I am catching up on the many activities surrounding SEBB. Another RFP was recently released by the HCA (Health Care Authority) for insurance companies interested in offering “fully insured” medical insurance to SEBB participants. “Fully insured” is a term for the insurance products K 12 employees have traditionally been offered. The reason for using the term now is that Washington State (actually the Health Care Authority) will be offering a “self-insurance” plan to all K 12 employees. This plan is likely to be very similar to the plan the HCA offers state employees in PEBB – known as the Uniform Medical Plan.
Proposals are due by August 2 with final approval of plans by November 9, 2018.