The majority of eligible employees pay for their medical premiums with pre-tax dollars from their salary, as allowed by Internal Revenue Service Code Section 125 (also known as the state’s Premium Payment Plan).
During the annual Open Enrollment period or a special open enrollment, employees can choose to waive their participation in the state’s Premium Payment Plan and have their medical premiums deducted post-tax. Employees who previously waived participation in the Premium Payment Plan may re-enroll during open enrollment. To make this change, please complete and submit your post-tax medical plan election in Workday by November 30, 2021.
For more information on how IRC Section 125 applies to PEBB coverage, as well as who would possibly benefit from paying their premiums on a post-tax basis, please refer to the 2022 Employee Enrollment Guide, page 18, under Paying for Benefits.
Please contact HRS Benefits at 509-335-4521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.