Bill to Protect PEBB Benefits Passes Senate Committee

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Bill to Protect PEBB Benefits Passes Senate Health & Long-term Care Committee with Amendment

On Friday, February 17, the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee passed Substitute Senate Bill 5169, legislation to protect retirees who get health insurance through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB).

The bill, which was introduced by Senator Sam Hunt (D, Olympia), will require the Health Care Authority (HCA) to conduct listening sessions to learn what retirees value in health insurance plans.  These findings will be used to make plan decisions and will be submitted to the legislature in a report.

The bill originally…

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