Open Enrollment FAQs

How do I make changes to my SEBB benefits?

Visit  and click the green Login to SEBB My Account button under Employee/Subscriber. You’ll be directed to SecureAccess Washington (SAW).  If you don’t already have an account, you can create a new SecureAccess Washington account. 


Is long-term care the same as long-term disability?

The long-term care is not part of SEBB and is a program for individuals who need assistance with at least three activities of daily living.  Long term disability is a SEBB benefit that provides a portion of your monthly income if you are unable to work due to a disability.  The plan may provide coverage until your full social security retirement age.


How to I opt-out of long-term care

The long-term care plan is a tax to fund long term care after you are done working.  It is required for all Washington employees unless you already have a long-term care plan.  You must opt out no later than December 31, 2021. The opt out is permanent, and you will not have the option to enroll if you change your mind. The link below explains the process and forms you will need in order to opt out. Once you receive approval, please send a copy of your approval letter to  If you don't submit the approval letter to payroll, the long-term care tax will be taken out of your paycheck.  The instructions to complete the opt-out process are here:


What is changing with long-term disability this year?

The SEBB board has decided to automatically enroll all employees in long-term disability unless they opt-out of the program.  SEBB is also adding a plan that covers up to 50% of your salary (instead of 60%) at a lower cost.


How much does long-term disability cost?

View the LTD premiums or use the premium calculator on Standard's website.


What if I don’t want to enroll in long-term disability?

At any time, you can reduce to a lower-cost 50-percent coverage level or decline the 2022 employee-paid coverage using SEBB My Account (during open enrollment) or by submitting the Long-Term Disability Insurance Enrollment/Change form (after open enrollment) to the payroll office. If you later decide to enroll in or increase coverage, you will have to provide evidence of insurability and be approved by the insurer.

If you do not actively change your LTD benefit election by December 31, 2021, you will be enrolled in the 60-percent plan with a 90-day waiting period. Premiums will be deducted from your paycheck for January 2022 coverage.

Where do I get more information about long-term disability?

Please visit the SEBB long-term disability site here for more information:

What AFLAC plans will be available this year?

Information about AFLAC plans will be available soon.

How do I get help logging in or if I have questions?

Staff will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting 10/26 through 11/2 (with the exception of 11/11) from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Walker Center (3830 N Sullivan Rd Bldg 1) to help staff with questions and login issues.