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 2023 employee monthly premiums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
- Tobacco use, a $25 surcharge per account if you or a family member enrolled in medical uses tobacco products.
- Spouse or state-registered domestic partner surcharge, a monthly $50, if you have a spouse or state-registered domestic partner enrolled in medical, and they have elected not to enroll in their employer medical insurance.