Medical Insurance

Clark College eligible employees have several medical plans to choose from. All medical plans offer comprehensive coverage throughout the northwest while some plans also have comprehensive coverage nation and worldwide.

Medical coverage for Clark College employees is administered by the Washington State Health Care Authority and the Public Employee Benefits Board. For additional information about eligibility and regulations, please visit www.hca.wa.gov/public-employee-benefits/employees.

In most cases, you must live in the medical plan's service area to join the plan. Use the Employee Enrollment Guide to find more information and to check medical plans available by county.  See 2019 employee monthly premiums.   

Medical Plans

All eligible employees who are residents of Clark County are entitled to choose from the following medical plans: Uniform Medical Classic, Uniform Consumer-Directed Health Plan, Kaiser NW Classic, and Kaiser Consumer-Directed Health Plan. 

UMP Classic is a preferred provider health plan. This means you can choose your providers and don't need a referral to see specialists. UMP Classic s administered by Regence Blue Shield and it offers preventive care at no cost to you when you see a preferred provider. For additional information, or to find a provider, contact Uniform customer service: 1-888-849-3681.  

2019 Summary of Benefits for Uniform Medical Classic Plan
2019 Uniform Medical Plan Classic Certificate of Coverage

Uniform CDHP covers all the same services as Uniform Medical Classic. You get preventive care at no cost to you when you see a a preferred provider. CDHP plans offer lower monthly premiums, a higher deductible, and a higher out-of-pocket limit than most traditional health plans. When you select a CDHP plan, you are automatically enrolled in a tax-free health savings account (HSA). Uniform CDHP is administered by Regence Blue Shield. For additional information, or to find a provider, contact Uniform customer service: 1-888-849-3681.

2019 Summary of Benefits for Uniform Medical CDHP
2019 Uniform Consumer-Directed Health Plan Certificate of Coverage 
Health Savings Account (HSA) 

This is a managed-care medical plan and it requires you to select a primary care provider within the plan's network to fulfill or coordinate all of your health needs. This plan may not pay benefits if you see a non-contracted provider. For additional information, or to find a provider, contact customer service: 503-813-2000 (Portland area) or 1-800-813-2000.

2019 Summary of Benefits for Kaiser Medical Classic Plan
2019 Kaiser Classic Medical Plan Certificate of Coverage

Kaiser CDHP covers all the same services as Kaiser Medical Classic. You get preventive care at no cost to you when you see a a preferred provider. CDHP plans offer lower monthly premiums, a higher deductible, and a higher out-of-pocket limit than most traditional health plans. When you select a CDHP plan, you are automatically enrolled in a tax-free health savings account (HSA). For additional information, or to find a provider, contact customer service 503-813-2000 (Portland area) or 1-800-813-2000.

2019 Summary of Benefits for Kaiser NW CDHP
2019 Certificate of Coverage Kaiser NW CDHP Plan 
Health Savings Account (HSA) 

Dependent Coverage and Verification

You can add your family members to your coverage. In order to enroll family members you must provide verification documents to show they are eligible. Use the list below to determine which verification documents you need to submit with your enrollment forms.
Dependent Verification Documents

Wellness Program SmartHealth

SmartHealth is Washington State's voluntary wellness program that supports you on your journey toward living well. The secure, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly website offers tips and tools through fun activities that improve sleep, eating, and planning for retirement. Whether you are trying something new or adding to what you already do, SmartHealth has something for everyone.

As you progress on your wellness journey, you can also qualify for rewards. Learn more by by visiting https://www.hca.wa.gov/employee-retiree-benefits/smarthealth. If you are ready to start your journey, sign in to SmartHealth.

Surcharges

Two surcharges may be added to your medical plan premium each month. To find more information about surcharges, please visit https://www.hca.wa.gov/public-employee-benefits/employees/surcharges