WSU Employees have up to ten medical plans to choose from available through:

Uniform Medical •  Kaiser Permanente WA •  Kaiser Permanente NW

All plans offer comprehensive coverage throughout the northwest, while some plans also have comprehensive coverage nation and worldwide. Vision coverage is included with all medical plans. More information can be found below or in the plan Certificates of Coverage.

2020/2021 Medical Premiums 

Plan NameEmployee Only


2020 / 2021
Employee & Spouse / Partner
2020 / 2021
Employee & Child(ren)

2020 / 2021
Employee, Spouse, & Child(ren)
2020/2021
Kaiser WA Classic$176 / $189$362 / $388$308 / $331$494 / $530
Kaiser WA Value$100 / $112$210 / $234$175 / $196$285 / $318
Kaiser WA SoundChoice$42 / $55$94 / $120$74 / $96$126 / $161
Kaiser WA CDHP$27 / $26$64 / $62$47 / $46$84 / $82
UMP Classic$104 / $105$218 / $220$182 / $184$296 / $299
UMP Plus$69 / $72$148 / $154$121 / $126$200 / $208
UMP Select– / $37– / $84– / $65– / $112
UMP CDHP$25 / $25$60 / $60$44 / $44$79 / $79
Kaiser NW Classic$140 / $159$290 / $328$245 / $278$395 / $447
Kaiser NW CDHP$25 / $25$60 / $60$44 / $44$79 / $79

Medical Plan Comparisons and Summaries of Coverage

2021 PEBB Plan Comparison Chart

Uniform Medical Plan (UMP)

These plans are administered by Regence BlueShield. They allow you the freedom to choose any provider, but provide a higher reimbursement if your provider contracts as a preferred provider with Uniform Medical. These plans offer coverage worldwide.

For additional information, or to find a provider, contact Uniform Medical at (888) 849-3681 or visit Uniform Medical Plan for PEBB.

Please see our Health Savings Account webpage for employees enrolled in a CDHP.

Kaiser Permanente WA Classic/Value & SoundChoice

These plans require you to seek services by a Kaiser Permanente WA health provider.  If you go to a non-Kaiser Permanente WA health provider, you will not receive coverage.

You must verify your provider contracts with Kaiser Permanente WA to receive maximum coverage. This is important, as you could be responsible for costs if you receive care from a provider who is not in the Kaiser Permanente WA network.

For additional information, or to find a provider, contact Kaiser Permanente WA at (888) 901-4636 or visit Kaiser Permanente WA for PEBB.

Kaiser Permanente WA CDHP

This plan allows you to seek services from non-Kaiser Permanente WA health providers, however, if you seek services from a non-Kaiser Permanente WA health provider, the service may be covered at a reduced level of coverage.

For additional information, or to find a provider, contact Kaiser Permanente WA at (888) 901-4636 or visit Kaiser Permanente WA for PEBB.

Please see our Health Savings Account webpage for employees enrolled in a CDHP.

Kaiser Permanente NW

These plans require you to seek services by a Kaiser Permanente NW provider. If you go to a non-Kaiser Permanente NW provider, you will not receive coverage.

You must verify your provider contracts with Kaiser Permanente NW to receive maximum coverage. This is important, as you could be responsible for costs if you receive care from a provider who is not in the Kaiser Permanente NW network.

For additional information, or to find a provider, contact Kaiser Permanente at (800) 813-2000 or visit Kaiser Permanente NW for PEBB.

Please see our Health Savings Account webpage for employees enrolled in a CDHP.

Additional Resources

Uniform Classic
2021 UMP Classic Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 UMP Classic Certificate of Coverage


Uniform Select
2021 UMP Select Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 UMP Select Certificate of Coverage

Uniform Consumer Directed Health Plan
2021 UMP CDHP Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 UMP CDHP Certificate of Coverage


UMP Plus
2021 Puget Sound High Value Network Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 Puget Sound High Value Network Certificate of Coverage
2021 UW Medicine Accountable Care Network Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 UW Medicine Accountable Care Network Certificate of Coverage

Kaiser Permanente WA Classic
2021 KP WA Classic Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 KP WA Classic Certificate of Coverage

Kaiser Permanente WA Value
2021 KP WA Value Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 KP WA Value Certificate of Coverage

Kaiser Permanente WA SoundChoice
2021 KP WA SoundChoice Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 KP WA SoundChoice Certificate of Coverage

Kaiser Permanente WA CDHP
2021 KP WA CDHP Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 KP WA CDHP Certificate of Coverage

Kaiser Permanente NW Classic
2021 KP NW Classic Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 KP NW Classic Certificate of Coverage

Kaiser Permanente NW Consumer Directed Health Plan
2021 KP NW CDHP Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2021 KP NW CDHP Certificate of Coverage