What happens when an employee moves from an eligible to an otherwise ineligible position or job due to a layoff?

This section applies to employees employed by state agencies (as defined in this chapter), including benefits-eligible seasonal employees, and is intended to address situations where an employee moves from one position or job to another due to a layoff, as described in WAC 182-12-109. This section does not apply to employees with an anticipated end date.
If an employee moves from an eligible to an otherwise ineligible position due to layoff, the employee may retain his or her eligibility for the employer contribution toward public employees benefits board (PEBB) insurance coverage for each month that the employee is in pay status for at least eight hours. To maintain eligibility using this section the employee must:
• Be hired into a position with a state agency within twenty-four months of the original eligible position ending; and
• Upon hire, notify the employing state agency that he or she is potentially eligible to use this section.
This section ceases to apply if the employee is employed in a position eligible for PEBB benefits under WAC 182-12-114 within twenty-four months of leaving the original position.
After the twenty-fourth month, the employee must reestablish eligibility as described in WAC 182-12-114.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, 2016 c 67, and PEBB policy resolutions. WSR 16-20-080, § 182-12-129, filed 10/4/16, effective 1/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160 and 2012 2nd sp.s. c 3. WSR 13-22-019 (Admin. 2013-01), § 182-12-129, filed 10/28/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160. WSR 09-23-102 (Order 09-02), § 182-12-129, filed 11/17/09, effective 1/1/10.]
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