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WAC 182-31-040

How do school employees establish eligibility for the employer contribution toward school employees benefits board (SEBB) benefits and when does SEBB insurance coverage begin?

(1) Eligibility shall be determined solely by the criteria that most closely describes the school employee's work circumstance.
(2) All hours worked by an employee in their capacity as a school employee must be included in the calculation of hours for determining eligibility.
(3) School employee eligibility criteria:
(a) A school employee is eligible for the employer contribution towards school employees benefits board (SEBB) benefits if they are anticipated to work at least six hundred thirty hours per school year. The eligibility effective date for a school employee eligible under this subsection shall be determined as follows:
(i) If the school employee's first day of work is on or after September 1st but not later than the first day of school for the current school year as established by the SEBB organization, they are eligible for the employer contribution on the first day of work; or
(ii) If the school employee's first day of work is at any other time during the school year, they are eligible for the employer contribution on that day.
(b) A school employee who is not anticipated to work at least six hundred thirty hours per school year becomes eligible for the employer contribution towards SEBB benefits on the date their work pattern is revised in such a way that they are now anticipated to work six hundred thirty hours in the school year.
(c) A school employee who is not anticipated to work at least six hundred thirty hours in the school year becomes eligible for the employer contribution towards SEBB benefits on the date they actually worked six hundred thirty hours in the school year.
(d) A school employee may establish eligibility for the employer contribution toward SEBB benefits by stacking of hours from multiple positions within one SEBB organization.
(4) When SEBB insurance coverage begins:
(a) For a school employee who establishes eligibility under subsection (3)(a)(i) of this section SEBB insurance coverage begins on the first day of work for the new school year.
(b) For a school employee who establishes eligibility under subsection (3)(a)(ii), (b), or (c) of this section SEBB insurance coverage begins on the first day of the month following the date the school employee becomes eligible for the employer contribution towards SEBB benefits.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160 and SEBB policy resolutions. WSR 19-01-055 (Admin #2018-01), ยง 182-31-040, filed 12/14/18, effective 1/14/19.]
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