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What are the requirements regarding enrollment in dental under public employees benefits board (PEBB) retiree insurance coverage?
The following provisions apply to a subscriber and his or her dependents enrolled under public employees benefits board (PEBB) retiree insurance coverage:
(1) A subscriber and his or her dependents enrolling in dental must meet procedural requirements (as described in WAC 182-12-171
(1) and 182-12-262
) and eligibility requirements (as described in WAC 182-12-171
(2) and 182-12-260
(2) A subscriber and his or her dependents must be enrolled in medical to enroll in dental.
(3) A subscriber enrolling in dental must stay enrolled for at least two years before dental can be dropped unless he or she defers coverage as described in WAC 182-12-200
, or drops dental as described in subsection (4) of this section.
(4) A subscriber enrolled in PEBB dental who becomes eligible for, and enrolls in, employer-based group dental insurance as an employee or the dependent of an employee, or such coverage continued under COBRA, may drop PEBB dental before completing the two-year enrollment requirement. The subscriber and enrolled dependents will be removed from PEBB dental the last day of the month following the date the required enrollment form is received by the PEBB program. If that day is the first of the month, the change in enrollment will be made the last day of the previous month.
(a) A subscriber may enroll in PEBB dental during the PEBB annual open enrollment period. The required enrollment form must be received by the PEBB program no later than the last day of the open enrollment period. PEBB dental begins January 1st of the following year.
(b) A subscriber may enroll in PEBB dental after his or her employer-based group dental insurance or such coverage under COBRA ends. The required enrollment form must be received by the PEBB program no later than sixty days after such coverage ends. PEBB dental begins the first day of the month after the employer-based group dental insurance or coverage under COBRA ends.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160
and 2013 2nd sp.s. c 4. WSR 14-20-058 (PEBB Admin 2014-02), § 182-12-208, filed 9/25/14, effective 1/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160
and 2012 2nd sp.s. c 3. WSR 13-22-019 (Admin. 2013-01), § 182-12-208, filed 10/28/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160
and 2011 c 8. WSR 11-22-036 (Order 11-02), § 182-12-208, filed 10/26/11, effective 1/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160
. WSR 09-23-102 (Order 09-02), § 182-12-208, filed 11/17/09, effective 1/1/10; WSR 07-20-129 (Order 07-01), § 182-12-208, filed 10/3/07, effective 11/3/07.]