WEA-Cascade UniServ Council

A regional office of the Washington Education Association

Serving Educators in the Northshore, Shoreline, and Edmonds School Districts.
Striving to enhance the professionalism of our members through member advocacy, political action,
organizing, and leadership development.

In The Loop

  • New State-Run Health Insurance For K-12 Employees Coming

    The Legislature has approved and funded a new health care system for K-12 school employees that begins in January 2020. The new School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) program will replace the existing health insurance negotiated locally in each school district. That means all K-12 public school employees will have a new insurance plan beginning next year.

    Enrollment guides will be mailed to K-12 employees in mid-September. Open enrollment will run from October 1 through November 15 for benefits that begin on January 1, 2020. Recently, the State released new, unofficial insurance premium rates, along with a map that shows which insurance carriers are offering plans in which counties. The Health Care Authority (HCA) will be hosting benefit fairs in 20 locations across the state during the open enrollment period to help answer questions about the transition. Click "Read More" below for an updated chart for the SEBB program, including information on dental, vision, and other plans. For even more information about SEBB go to www.hca.wa.gov/employee-retiree-benefits/school-employees.
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  • WEA Health Care Advocacy Hotline Now Available

    WEA is sponsoring a hotline for WEA members with questions or who need help navigating the new health care system. Members can call 855-668-5039 Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm. The purpose of this line is to help with questions beyond what your district or the insurance companies can provide.

    You can also click "Read More" below for a "SEBB Health Care Transition Contact Information and Resources" flier. This guide will help steer you in the right direction should you need help navigating the transition to the SEBB health care system.
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  • WEA Westside Educators of Color Conference

    Registration is open for the 2019 Westside Educators of Color Conference at Edmonds Woodway High School in Lynnwood on September 28th. A wide variety of workshops will be available to choose from. WEA Educators of Color don't want to miss this opportunity to connect, grow, and learn. Cost is only $45 which includes breakfast, lunch, and 6 clock hours. Click on the "Read More" link below for more details and to register!
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