On Feb. 28, the PEBB Program mailed the first of two letters to benefits-eligible employees about the upcoming premium surcharges and wellness incentive attestation period that begins April 1. Employees must take action as directed by PEBB to avoid defaulting payment of surcharges.
The letter offers suggestions on what you can do now to prepare for the attestation period:
- Register as a New User on My Account on the PEBB website, if you haven’t done so. On October 1, 2013, My Account changed to include a new level of security, which requires subscribers to create a user name and password. Starting April 1, you will be able to use My Account to attest to the premium surcharges and wellness incentive. See the How do I register? link.
- Choose a primary care provider and complete your PEBB medical plan’s health assessment. To find out how to do these, see the wellness incentive page.
- If your spouse or domestic partner is enrolled on your PEBB medical coverage and eligible for other employer-sponsored medical coverage but chose not to enroll, find out whether you need to gather information about it. Go to the online Spousal Plan Questionnaire to answer the five preliminary questions.
Have questions? Visit the frequently asked questions page to find more information about the premium surcharges and the wellness incentive. These FAQs will be updated frequently, so be sure to check back for new FAQs. Benefits-eligible employees will also receive a follow-up letter in late March with more details on how to respond to the premium surcharges and wellness incentive starting April 1.