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(Effective until January 1, 2015.)

WAC 182-16-025

Agency filings affecting this section

Where do members appeal decisions regarding eligibility, enrollment, premium payments, premium surcharges, a PEBB wellness incentive, or the administration of benefits?

(1) Any employee of a state agency or his or her dependent aggrieved by a decision made by the employing state agency with regard to public employee benefits eligibility, enrollment, or premium surcharge may appeal that decision to the employing state agency by the process outlined in WAC 182-16-030.
Note:
Eligibility decisions address whether a subscriber or a subscriber's dependent is entitled to insurance coverage, as described in public employees benefits board (PEBB) rules and policies. Enrollment decisions address the application for PEBB benefits as described in PEBB rules and policies including, but not limited to, the submission of proper documentation and meeting enrollment deadlines.
(2) Any employee of an employer group or his or her dependent who is aggrieved by a decision made by an employer group with regard to PEBB eligibility, enrollment, premium surcharge, or a PEBB wellness incentive, may appeal that decision to the employer group through the process established by the employer group.
Exception:
Appeals by an employee of an employer group or his or her dependent based on eligibility or enrollment decisions regarding life insurance or LTD insurance must be made to the PEBB appeals committee by the process described in WAC 182-16-032.
(3) Any subscriber or dependent aggrieved by a decision made by the PEBB program with regard to public employee benefits eligibility, enrollment, premium payments, premium surcharge, or a PEBB wellness incentive, may appeal that decision to the PEBB appeals committee by the process described in WAC 182-16-032.
(4) Any PEBB enrollee aggrieved by a decision regarding the administration of a PEBB medical plan, self-insured dental plan, insured dental plan, life insurance or LTD insurance may appeal that decision by following the appeal provisions of those plans, with the exception of eligibility, enrollment, and premium payment determinations.
(5) Any PEBB enrollee aggrieved by a decision regarding the administration of PEBB long-term care insurance or property and casualty insurance may appeal that decision by following the appeal provisions of those plans.
(6) Any PEBB enrollee aggrieved by a decision regarding the medical flexible spending arrangement (FSA) or dependent care assistance program (DCAP) offered under the state's salary reduction plan may appeal that decision by the process described in WAC 182-16-036.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160, 2013 2nd sp.s. c 4 and PEBB policy resolutions. WSR 14-08-040, § 182-16-025, filed 3/26/14, effective 4/26/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160. WSR 12-20-022 (Order 2012-01), § 182-16-025, filed 9/25/12, effective 11/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160 and 2011 c 8. WSR 11-22-036 (Order 11-02), § 182-16-025, filed 10/26/11, effective 1/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160. WSR 10-20-147 (Order 10-02), § 182-16-025, filed 10/6/10, effective 1/1/11.]
(Effective January 1, 2015.)

WAC 182-16-025

Where do members appeal decisions regarding eligibility, enrollment, premium payments, premium surcharges, a public employees benefits board (PEBB) wellness incentive, or the administration of benefits?

(1) Any employee of a state agency or his or her dependent aggrieved by a decision made by the employing state agency with regard to public employees benefits board (PEBB) eligibility, enrollment, or premium surcharge may appeal that decision to the employing state agency by the process outlined in WAC 182-16-030.
Note:
Eligibility decisions address whether a subscriber or a subscriber's dependent is entitled to insurance coverage, as described in public employees benefits board (PEBB) rules and policies. Enrollment decisions address the application for PEBB benefits as described in PEBB rules and policies including, but not limited to, the submission of proper documentation and meeting enrollment deadlines.
(2) Any employee of an employer group or his or her dependent who is aggrieved by a decision made by an employer group with regard to PEBB eligibility, enrollment, or premium surcharge may appeal that decision to the employer group through the process established by the employer group.
Exception:
Any employee of an employer group aggrieved by a decision regarding life insurance, LTD insurance, eligibility to participate in the PEBB wellness incentive program, or eligibility to receive a PEBB wellness incentive may appeal that decision to the PEBB appeals committee by the process described in WAC 182-16-032.
(3) Any subscriber or dependent aggrieved by a decision made by the PEBB program with regard to PEBB eligibility, enrollment, premium payments, premium surcharge, eligibility to participate in the PEBB wellness incentive program, or eligibility to receive a PEBB wellness incentive, may appeal that decision to the PEBB appeals committee by the process described in WAC 182-16-032.
(4) Any PEBB enrollee aggrieved by a decision regarding the administration of a PEBB medical plan, self-insured dental plan, insured dental plan, life insurance or LTD insurance may appeal that decision by following the appeal provisions of those plans, with the exception of eligibility, enrollment, and premium payment determinations.
(5) Any PEBB enrollee aggrieved by a decision regarding the administration of PEBB long-term care insurance or property and casualty insurance may appeal that decision by following the appeal provisions of those plans.
(6) Any PEBB employee aggrieved by a decision regarding the administration of a benefit offered under the state's salary reduction plan may appeal that decision by the process described in WAC 182-16-036.
(7) Any subscriber aggrieved by a decision made by the third-party administrator contracted to administer the PEBB wellness incentive program regarding the completion of the PEBB wellness incentive program requirements, or a request for a reasonable alternative to a wellness incentive program requirement, may appeal that decision by the process described in WAC 182-16-035.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160 and 2013 2nd sp.s. c 4. WSR 14-20-058 (PEBB Admin 2014-02), § 182-16-025, filed 9/25/14, effective 1/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160, 2013 2nd sp.s. c 4 and PEBB policy resolutions. WSR 14-08-040, § 182-16-025, filed 3/26/14, effective 4/26/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160. WSR 12-20-022 (Order 2012-01), § 182-16-025, filed 9/25/12, effective 11/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160 and 2011 c 8. WSR 11-22-036 (Order 11-02), § 182-16-025, filed 10/26/11, effective 1/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160. WSR 10-20-147 (Order 10-02), § 182-16-025, filed 10/6/10, effective 1/1/11.]