PEBB Retiree Insurance - procedures


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In addition to the eligibility requirements, all retirees must meet the enrollment and
procedural requirements as outlined in WAC 182-12-171.
If you are retiring from a Washington state-sponsored retirement plan, contact the Department of
Retirement Services about 6 months before your retirement date, to request an estimate
of your retirement benefit. And, if you have not already done so, register for a DRS retirement
seminar. Seminar dates and registration are available on the DRS website at www.drs.wa.gov.
There are three ways to access information about your PEBB retiree insurance benefits,
you can complete the health insurance option card in your DRS retiree packet and return
it to the PEBB Program; you can call PEBB at 1-800-200-1004 to request the Retiree Enrollment
Guide, or you can print the packet from the PEBB website at www.pebb.hca.wa.gov.
You should request the retiree information about 60 days before your employer-paid or
COBRA coverage ends.
If you are not retiring from a Washington state-sponsored retirement plan, contact PEBB
at 1-800-200-1004 to request a packet or visit the PEBB website at www.pebb.hca.wa.gov to
print the retiree packet. Select the New retiree link.
Request the packet about 60 days prior to your employer-sponsored or COBRA coverage
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The Retiree Enrollment Guide includes information about the eligibility and procedural requirements,
plan choices, applications, life insurance, long-term care insurance, and auto home insurance.
If you are enrolled in PEBB benefits as an employee, you will receive a Continuation
of Coverage Election Notice from PEBB. The election notice contains information and forms
for enrolling in COBRA. The continuation of coverage election notice
may be used to enroll in COBRA, if you are using COBRA to bridge to retirement.
If you are retiring, request a copy of the Retiree Enrollment Guide from PEBB or access
the information on the PEBB website.
If you or your eligible dependents are entitled to Medicare at the time you retire, you must
enroll in and maintain Medicare Parts A and B to be eligible for PEBB retiree coverage.
If the you or your eligible dependents become eligible for Medicare after enrollment in
PEBB retiree insurance, you must enroll in and maintain Medicare Parts A and B.
If you are eligible for Medicare, about 90 days before you retire contact the Social
Security Administration to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B.
If you deferred Medicare Part B because you were still working, contact the Social Security
Administration to enroll in Part B.
No later than 60 days after your employer-paid or COBRA coverage ends, return the completed
retiree enrollment forms and any required dependent verification forms to PEBB.
If you or your dependents are eligible to enroll in Medicare, include a copy of the
Medicare cards showing enrollment in Parts A and B.
If you used COBRA as a bridge to retirement and are now enrolling in retiree coverage,
evidence of continuous coverage may be required. Payment for coverage begins the first of the
month after employer-paid or COBRA coverage ends.