If you are not covering a spouse or state-registered domestic partner under your SEBB medical coverage for 2021, the information below does not apply.
In late October, the SEBB Program mailed letters to employees who are required to attest to the spouse or state-registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge for 2021 during the annual open enrollment (October 26 through November 23).
If you cover a spouse or state-registered domestic partner (SRDP) on your medical plan, you may be required to attest for 2021 if:
- You currently pay the $50 spouse or SRDP coverage premium surcharge, or
- Your spouse or SRDP is enrolled under your SEBB medical coverage instead of their employer-based group medical, but you did not have to pay the surcharge in 2020 because either:
- The Spousal Plan Calculator indicated your spouse or SRDP’s coverage was not comparable, or
- The medical premium for your spouse or SRDP’s employer-based medical coverage was $109.26 per month or more.
To confirm whether you need to attest, log into SEBB My Account. If you are required to attest during the annual open enrollment, the following message will display: “You are required to complete your spousal attestation again for open enrollment.”
How do I attest?
To attest, log in to SEBB My Account and select Attestations. Answer Yes or No to questions 1 through 6 by November 23, 2020.
If your spouse or SRDP has other employer-based group medical coverage, you may need to gather information about the available medical plans to complete the 2021 Spousal Plan Calculator, if directed to do so.
If required, you must attest by November 23, 2020. If you are required to attest but do not, or if your attestation results in incurring the premium surcharge, you will be charged the $50 spouse or SRDP coverage premium surcharge in addition to your monthly medical premium starting January 1, 2021. The $50 premium surcharge will remain in effect for the rest of 2021 unless you have a qualifying event that allows you to change the attestation.
Visit HCA’s website for help logging in to SEBB My Account