Use the following links to get information on WSU benefits including medical, dental, retirement, life insurance, and more.
Current Benefit Events
The Affordable Care Act and Information About the Marketplace
Effective January 1, 2014, individuals and families will have a new insurance option available through the ACA Marketplace. Most WSU benefit eligible employees will not need to pursue that option, however, it may be applicable to employees who do not have coverage. For information about the Affordable Care Act, as well as the Marketplace, click on the link below.
WA HealthPlanFinder News Announcement - "As Washington HealthPlanFinder Opens, Officials Urge Consumers to Be Vigilant Against Fraud"
Human Resource Services is announcing an employee resource from SelectPlus proving two programs: Sittercity (an in-home caregivers service) and Years Ahead (a network of senior care providers).
SelectPlus is a self-service solution which faculty and staff can access to find providers to meet their caregiver needs. Employees are responsible for making all arrangements including selecting providers and the cost of care. The membership to SelectPlus is fully paid for by WSU.
WSU News Article - "SelectPlus: Employee service helps locate child, family care"
Visit the New Employee Information page to familiarize yourself with your benefit and retirement options.
Forms and Benefit Updates and Changes
Find all of the forms you need including medical/dental, life Insurance, and retirement enrollment forms.
Find the forms needed to update benefits due to life changes, such as birth/adoption of a child, marriage, divorce, etc.
Find out if your position is eligible for employee benefits.
Find out how some Non-Student Temporary/Hourly Employees may become eligible for retirement, medical, and other benefits.
Basic and Additional Benefits
Find out which medical plans are available in your area, then select the one that best suits your needs.
Compare the three dental plans that are available to WSU employees: Uniform Dental, Willamette Dental, and DeltaCare.
Review the basic coverage that WSU provides, and the optional coverage that is available.
Review the basic coverage that WSU provides and the optional coverage that is available.
Allows you to pay for child, elder, or other dependent care expenses by setting aside a portion of your payroll dollars on a pre-tax basis and reducing your taxable salary.
A tax-free account that works with a non-Consumer-Directed Health Plan and allows you to reduce your taxable income while saving money to pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision, hearing, prescription, and other eligible expenses.
A tax-free account that works with a Consumer-Directed Health Plan and allows you to reduce your taxable income while saving money to pay for qualified medical expenses.
Various optional benefits are reviewed in this section.
Washington State University Retirement Plan, TRS/PERS, Retirement Supplementation, Voluntary Investment Programs.
In December, 2012, a revenue credit will be posted to the TIAA-CREF accounts of participants in the Washington State University Retirement Plan (WSURP) or the Voluntary Investment Program (VIP). For Questions and Answers regarding the Revenue Credit, please click the above link.
The Summer 2013 edition of the Retirement Outlook newsletter is now available. The Retirement Outlook newsletter provides valuable information on Department of Retirement Systems programs, benefits and services. You can review the current or prior issues by clicking on the link above.
Please review to ensure you are aware of how your separation from WSU impacts your benefits and retirement program(s).
Webpage access to the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and the Health Care Authority (HCA). The PEBB establishes eligibility requirements and approves benefit design for each policy. While the HCA purchases and coordinates health insurance benefits for eligible employees, retiree and their families.
Employees may print a current Statement of Insurance through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) webpage. Employees must log-in or register a log-in for themselves, to access this document. The Statement of Insurance will include information on employees and their current covered dependents, including coverage effective dates, and current medical and/or dental providers.
This resource provides information as to the value of the various benefits, discounts and assistance provided with employment at WSU. Page 1 provides the actual value of the benefit; Page 2 is an example scenario; Page 3 provides details and assumptions used in this resource.