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Benefits, payroll and retirement

A service of the King County Finance and Business Operations Division, Department of Executive Services

Open enrollment 2015

Open enrollment runs
November 1 – 15, 2014!

2015 benefit highlights

  • Regence BlueShield is issuing new KingCareSM medical cards for next year.
  • SmartCare Connect (Group Health) has added a cardiac rehabilitation program.
  • You can enroll in a health care flexible spending account with debit card reimbursement.
  • You can carry up to $500 of unused health care flexible spending account funds into 2015 and still elect the maximum $2,500 for 2015.

Options during open enrollment

  • Change medical plans.
  • Add dependents to your coverage.
  • Add, increase, decrease or discontinue supplemental accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
  • Decrease or discontinue supplemental life insurance or discontinue supplemental long-term disability insurance.
  • Confirm your Healthy IncentivesSM color for 2015 medical out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Update your benefit access fee for 2015, which increases for most KingCareSM members.

Contact us

Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations
The Chinook Building, CNK-ES-0240
401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-684-1556

Phone hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Office hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday– Friday
Special hours: Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

Update your emergency contact information and make a contribution to the County’s Annual Giving Drive through the open enrollment online system.

    Online simplified   Benefit changes   Benefit information

    COBRA / retiree medical guides

    Recorded benefit information

    • Option 1 – Open enrollment overview
    • Option 2 – 2015 benefit changes
    • Option 3 – Flexible spending accounts