Healthcare Changes

The State of Washington is taking over the health plans for medical, dental and vision care for all school employees across the state effective Jan. 1, 2020. This new insurance program, managed by the School Employees Benefit Board or SEBB of the Washington State Health Care Authority, will have open enrollment between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15, 2019.

There are many significant changes to your healthcare coverage resulting from this transition to SEBB and the district is here to support and guide you and your families through this process.

Informational Meetings

Optional information meetings with the district's SEBB transition team, including Tony Howard, Clinton Sherman and Angie Hendricks, will be at schools and district facilities beginning Aug. 14. These meetings will either be at the beginning or end of the work day and will be communicated to you ahead of time.

  • Aug. 14 – Bus Drivers
  • Aug. 15 – Operations
  • Aug. 19 – RSD Administration*
  • Aug. 21 – Nutrition Services
  • Aug. 22 – Principals
  • Aug. 26 – Bus Paraeducators
  • Sept. 3 – White Bluffs Elementary
  • Sept. 4 – Hanford High & Orchard Elementary
  • Sept. 5 – Richland High & Tapteal Elementary
  • Sept. 9 – William Wiley Elementary
  • Sept. 10 – Carmichael & Marcus Whitman Elementary
  • Sept. 11 – Chief Joseph & Badger Mountain Elementary
  • Sept. 12 – Leona Libby & Sacajawea Elementary
  • Sept. 13 – Enterprise
  • Sept. 16 – Jefferson Elementary
  • Sept. 17 – River’s Edge High & Lewis and Clark Elementary
  • Sept. 18 – HomeLink & Jason Lee
  • Sept. 19 – Delta High
  • Sept. 24 – Make-Up Session
  • Sept. 25 – Make-Up Session

*Includes Administration Center, IT, Special Education, TLC

Washington State Health Care Authority

 

Important Dates

  • Open Enrollment: Oct. 1 - Nov. 15
  • SEBB Fair: 3 p.m., Oct. 2, Columbia Basin College (Pasco campus)
  • Benefits Fair: 3 p.m., Oct. 9, Carmichael Middle School cafeteria
  • SEBB Enrollment Assistance Night: 2:30 p.m., Oct. 23, Richland High Library

Angela Hendricks
Payroll Manager
(509) 967-6012
Angela.Hendricks@rsd.edu

Amy Tycksen
Benefits Specialist
(509) 967-6020
Amy.Tycksen@rsd.edu

Jennifer Rivero
Payroll Secretary
(509) 967-6019
Jennifer.Rivero@rsd.edu