Use the following links to get information on WSU benefits including medical, dental, retirement, life insurance, and more.
Current Benefit Events
The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) is coming to Pullman to host a free-of-charge Retirement Planning Seminar on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This presentation is targeted to employees who are planning on retiring within the next five years.
In addition to the August 23, 2014 pre-retirement seminar, a DRS representative will be on the Pullman campus on Friday, August 22nd, to provide plan specific presentations to all the PERS 1; PERS/LEOFF 2; PERS/TRS 3 plan participants. There will also be an Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) presentation offered as well. Please click the link above to find out more information about these seminars, including how to attend via videoconference, and to review the Retirement Outlook Newsletter.
Premium Surcharges – Employees Hired April 1 or Earlier: Did You Not Attest During the Implementation Period? If You Missed the May 15th Deadline, Contact HRS As Soon As Possible!
SmartHealth Wellness Incentive
A newly introduced comprehensive employee wellbeing program sponsored by Human Resource Services - Benefit Services. Wellcoug offers WSU employees and their families a wide range of resources to support their physical and mental health. Through Wellcoug, employees can receive help in accessing education, identifying resources, developing skills, and making healthy choices.
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
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.
The Affordable Care Act and Information
About the Marketplace
Effective January 1, 2104, 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"