Benefits Package

The Evergreen State College offers a generous state benefits package through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) to all benefits eligible faculty and staff members.  The benefits package includes a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plans as well as an employer paid basic life insurance and basic long-term disability insurance.

Rates for 2015 Employee Medical Coverage

Plan Name


Employee & Spouse

Employee &Child(ren)

​​Full Family

Group Health Classic





​Group Health Value





Group Health CDHP (with HSA)





Uniform Medical Plan Classic





Uniform Medical Plan CDHP (with HSA)





Kaiser Permanente Classic





Kaiser Permanente CDHP (with HSA)





Tobacco Use and Spousal Coverage Surcharges may apply to your premiums.

New Employees

The Payroll and Benefits Office offers benefits orientations to newly hired benefits eligible employees. In the orientation you will receive details on the state benefits package and retirement plan choices, and how to complete the enrollment forms. Please contact us to schedule an orientation. If you are unable to attend a benefits orientation we are happy to send the materials, or answer specific questions. You may also review this Benefits Orientation (PDF) or the Health Care Authority's PEBB Enrollment page.


  • Employees are benefits eligible when appointed to a classified/exempt/temporary position that is at least 50 percent appointment with duration of more than six consecutive months.
  • Continuing Faculty are benefits eligible when appointed for at least a 50 percent contract and duration of three or more academic quarters consecutively.
  • Part-Time Faculty can become eligible for insurance benefits in one of two ways:
  1. If your appointment is quarter-to-quarter, you will become eligible when you achieve a second consecutive quarter of 50% Full-time Equivalent (FTE) or greater. In this case, your coverage begins the first of the month following the beginning of the second-quarter appointment.
  2. If your appointment is for one quarter only and is paid at a 50% FTE or greater, and at any time in the last 12 months you were eligible for benefits coverage under faculty eligibility here or at any other WA state higher education institute.
Adjunct Faculty Member Benefits Eligibility and Payroll Information Academic Year 2015-16

Eligible family members for PEBB coverage: (See verification requirements)


Eligible employees may choose from among five health plans offered, including PPO, managed care, and Consumer-Directed Health Plans with Health Savings Account (CDHP-HSA):

  • Uniform Medical Plan Classic - a Preferred-ProviderOrganization (PPO)
  • Uniform Medical Plan CDHP with HSA
  • Group Health Classic - a managed-care traditional plan
  • Group Health Value - a managed-care value plan
  • Group Health CDHP with HSA

Waiving Employee Medical Coverage

Employees may waive health plan enrollment if they have other employer-based group medical insurance.  If you waive coverage on yourself or dependents, your enrollment forms still need to be completed.  If we do not receive your enrollment forms, you will default to Uniform Medical and be responsible for the premiums effective on your eligibility date.


Employees will need to select a dental plan from the choices of two managed-care plans and one preferred-provider. Dental premiums are paid in full for you and your qualified dependent(s).

  • Uniform Dental Plan (UDP) – Preferred-Provider Organization (PPO)
  • DeltaCare – managed-care dental provider
  • Willamette Dental Group – managed-care provider

Health Savings Account

PEBB offers consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) with health savings accounts (HSAs) to eligible Group Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) members.  You can use your HSA to pay for IRS qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses (like deductibles, copays, and coinsurance), including services that may not be covered by your health plan. You can spend HSA funds on qualified expenses for your spouse or other tax dependents, even if they aren't covered on your plan. The plans' HSA trustee is HealthEquity, Inc.  If you would like to make an additional contribution to your 2015 HSA account please use our Employee Authorization Form.

Flexible Spending Account

Voluntary contributions can be set up annually or as a new employee within 30 days to a tax-exempt Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allowing you to save money on eligible medical and dental expenses. For more information on the FSA visit the Flex-Plan Services website.

Dependent Care Assistance Program

Deduct your dependent care expenses from your salary before they are taxed.  Reimburse your dependent care expenses with the money you saved in your tax-exempt account.  For more information on the DCA visit the Flex-Plan Services website.

Long Term Disability Insurance

The plan pays for Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) coverage with a 90-day waiting period and a maximum benefit of $240 per month. You may purchase additional optional LTD coverage to supplement the Basic LTD, providing up to 60 percent of monthly salary (calculated on a maximum annual salary cap of $6,000/month) following a waiting period you select.

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Evergreen provides each eligible employee with $25,000 of term life insurance and $5,000 in Accidental Death and Dismemberment.  Coverage options allow employees to design their own plan by purchasing up to an additional $250,000 in term insurance for themselves as well as lesser coverage for a spouse/partner without evidence of insurability.

Washington Apple Health

If your countable income is under the income limit for Washington Apple Health, you or your children may qualify for free healthcare coverage. Individuals who qualify for free coverage under Washington Apple Health have a choice of available managed care plans depending on the county they live in. There are no premiums, co-pays, or deductibles. Also if you pay for medical premiums for employer sponsored coverage through Evergreen or elsewhere and are eligible for Apple Health you may qualify for help with your premium payment. Program details and contact information (PDF).

Marketplace Benefit Exchange

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance coverage will be required for most individuals beginning in 2014, and every state must have a health insurance Marketplace to help people buy health insurance.  The Marketplace offers assistance to help you find and compare medical health insurance options offered by private companies, and will also help you find out if you qualify for premium tax credits or other financial assistance.  Washington Healthplanfinder is the Marketplace serving Washington residents.  If you are an employee (benefits eligible or ineligible) and are interested in finding out more about the Marketplace and Healthplanfinder please read this Employer Notice of Benefit Exchange (PDF).