Pierce County provides comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their dependents, and eligible retirees through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust (WTWT) benefit programs. Benefits offered include medical, vision, prescription drug, dental, life and disability insurance, flexible spending arrangements, and employee assistance programs.
COVID-19 Related FSA Changes Available:
- Mid-year election changes for healthcare and day care FSAs for the remainder of the 2020 plan year without a qualifying status change event. While mid-year changes to DCFSAs have always been permissible for parents whose day care and school arrangements have been impacted by COVID, the relaxation of changes to HCFSA elections further helps employees address medical and financial need. This change also allows participants enroll or increase their election to take advantage of the newly-eligible over-the-counter medication and menstrual care items as provided through the CARES Act.
- Permanent increases to the FSA Carryover amount and indexing it to the plan maximum. For plans beginning in 2021, this raises the ceiling on the amounts that FSA participants can carryover $550 into the next plan year.