It is important to choose a medical benefits plan that best suits your needs. Carefully selected health insurance may reduce costs over time and provide peace of mind. You may choose from three medical plans customized by Regence Blue Shield and Group Health for Snohomish County employees. All plans include pharmacy benefits.
Snohomish County pays a major portion of the monthly insurance premium for employees working 35+ hours per week. Regular employees working 20-35 hours per week will be offered benefits with pro-rated premiums. Please review comparison of medical plans for more details.
Comparision of Medical Plans by Category
Comparison of Medical Plans
Regence Plan A Value Plus Medication List
Employee/Employer Medical Premium/Costs Contributions
To add dependents:
Current Employees: To add a new dependent, application should be made to HR within 30 days of a qualifying event, such as the birth of a new child, marriage, placement of a child, etc.
To add a new dependent, please complete the Benefits Change Form and submit to HR. Please provide the following documentation to HR within the following time parameters:
- Child under 26 years of age: Copy of government issued certified birth certificate; within 60 days of the birth of a new child.
- Adopted child under 26 years of age: Court document of legal guardianship; within 60 days of placement of child.
- Spouse: Copy of government issued certified marriage certificate; within 30 days of marriage.
- Domestic Partner: Affidavit of Domestic Partnership; within 30 days of entering into a Domestic Partnership.
The benefit start date is based on your date of hire. If you are hired between the 1st and 15th of the month, your benefits start the 1st of the next month. If you are hired between the 16th and the end of the month, your benefits start the 1st of the month following the next month.
Example: If you are hired June 15, your benefits would start July 1. If you are hired June 16, your benefits would start August 1.
Coordination of Benefits
Washington State Legislature Standards for Coordination of benefits
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information
Snohomish County has medical plans which are specifically designed to comply with all of the required ACA changes. As long as you are enrolled in a Snohomish County medical plan, your coverage will exceed the ACA mandated affordability and coverage requirements. The medical plans we offer are fuller and provide better value than any plan you fill find on the Health Insurance Marketplace. You are most likely not eligible for a government subsidy, and without a subsidy you will pay more for less coverage through the Marketplace. By sticking with our plans, you are following the new rules of the ACA.
ACA Key Terms
ACA Talking Points
ACA Fact Sheet
If you choose to decline medical coverage for you and your dependents, complete the Waiver of Health Care Coverage form.
- Regence BlueShield 1-800-962-0301
- Group Health Options 1-888-901-4636
- Group Health Options LEOFF 1-800-552-4711
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