Payroll & Benefits Information

Last Updated: 1/20/2022 8:17 PM

2021 – 2022 Benefits:

Open Enrollment – SEBB

October 25 to November 22, 2021

Benefits will be effective on January 1, 2022

SEBB Enrollment Guide

You are not required to make any changes to your medical, dental or vision plans during open enrollment. If you choose not to make any changes, you will remain enrolled in your current health plans.

Visit and explore the virtual benefits fair to learn more about all the benefits available. You will find links to videos, webinars, and other information to help you choose the right plans for you and your dependents. Use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to visit at your own pace.

Visit ALEX, the online benefits advisor. ALEX will help you understand your benefits and guide you through choosing your medical, dental, and vision plans. ALEX will suggest plans for you based on your needs.


Pre-Tax Programs/Payroll Deductions

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Program:  The program enables employees to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified health and dependent daycare costs.  

As of January 1, 2020 these programs will be offered by SEBB.



As an employee of Chimacum School District your retirement is through the Washington State Department of Retirement (DRS).  If you are already a member of the Washington State Retirement System - then you are placed into the Retirement Plan that you were last active in unless you change classifications.  

If you were previously a Plan 3 member, and you are new to the District, you will have to choose an investment percentage (%) when you start work.  The payroll department will be contacting you to do so with the appropriate forms. If you do not make a choice within 90 days, you will default into Option A.

If you are new to the Washington State Department of Retirement System - you have up to 90-days to choose which retirement system you wish to enroll in.  If you do not chose, then you will be defaulted into Plan 2.  Please review the DRS Plan Choice Booklet link below for more information in making a choice.  The payroll department will contact you and provide the appropriate paperwork to complete your enrollment.

Washington State Deferred Compensation Program (DCP)The DCP program is a supplemental retirement savings program
(IRC Section 457 plan) that offers you the opportunity to invest money to augment your retirement. Minimum deduction to start your account is $30 per month.  This can be started and/or changed at anytime during the year. This is done through pre-tax deductions.  For additional information call (888) 327-5596 or click the link below.  If you choose to enroll, please return the enrollment form to the Payroll Department for processing. 

403(b) Plan:  The OMNI Group is our Third Party Administrator for the Chimacum School District’s 403(b) plan.  You can make pre-tax deferrals from your payroll directly to your 403(b) account.  This plan requires that you start a 403(b) with a qualified financial advisor, then set up the payroll deductions through the payroll office.  You can manage your 403(b) account on-line:

Retirement Planning:

Other Voluntary Insurance Coverage's

Other insurance coverages are available and are voluntary.  All costs are paid by the employee through payroll deduction.  Please contact the payroll office if you are interested in enrolling:

 AFLAC:  Cancer Insurance

Miscellaneous Links

  • DRS – Washington State Dept of Retirement Systems (Retirement Plan Information, Booklets, Benefits)
  • IRS - Internal Revenue Service
  • OMNI - The Omni Group - 403(b) plan administration
  • PEBB – Public Employees Benefit Board
  • SSA – Social Security Administration
  • VEBA - Medical Reimbursement Trust