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Human Resources

Classified and Exempt Enrollment

Generally, positions that last more than six consecutive months and are at least 50% of full-time are eligible for benefits.  Coverage begins the first day of the month following the date of hire.  Spouse or registered partner and dependent children are eligible for coverage.  The majority of insurance premiums are covered by CWU.  Employee premiums vary with plan choice and dependent coverage.

Completed medical, long term disability insurance, and retirement enrollment forms must be returned to Human Resources and online life insurance enrollment completed within the first 31 days of eligibility.  If you choose to waive medical coverage, indicate so on the enrollment form. Dental coverage and retirement plan participation may not be waived.

Call (509)-963-1202 with questions or email

Medical / Dental Insurance

ENROLLMENT FORMS Completed forms must be returned to HR within 31 days of hire.

1. Employee Medical/Dental Enrollment Form [REQUIRED]

Insuring Family Members: If covering family members, dependent verification documentation are required and must be submitted with enrollment form:

Surcharges: A $25 surcharge is added to monthly premiums if you or a family member uses tobacco and a $50 surcharge is added to monthly premiums if a spouse/partner is enrolled on coverage and has chosen to not enroll in comparable medical coverage through his/her own employer.                                                                                                 

Plans available:


Managed care plans:
State's preferred provider plan:


Managed care plans:DeltaCare
Preferred provider plan:


Enrollment Guide

Life Insurance

2. ONLINE ENROLLMENT must be completed within 31 days of hire:

Enter "Company Name" as PEBB Benefits - State of Washington

CWU provides a $35,000 term life insurance policy. Additional coverage is available.

Eligibility Rates

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

ENROLLMENT FORM Completed form must be returned to HR within 31 days of hire

CWU provides basic coverage after 90 days of disability for all benefits eligible employees. Additional coverage replacing 60% of salary may be purchased.

3. LTD Insurance Enrollment Form [REQUIRED]

More information is available online:


4. Retirement Status Form [REQUIRED]

Classified Staff
Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)

ENROLLMENT FORMS: Completed forms must be returned to HR within 90 days of hire.

A decision must be made between retirement plan PERS 2 and PERS 3. You must submit the DRS Member Information Form and the Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation.

5. Department of Retirement Systems Member Information Form [REQUIRED]

6. Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation [REQUIRED]

DRS Website

Administrative Exempt Staff
CWU Retirement Plan (CWURP) or Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) Plan 3

ENROLLMENT FORMS: An election form must be submitted and enrollment completed within 30 days of hire/date of eligibility.

A decision must be made between the Central Washington University Retirement Plan (CWURP) and the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS 3).

7. CWU Retirement Plan Election [REQUIRED]

Central Washington University Retirement Plan (CWURP)
The CWURP is a defined contribution plan with required contribution rates based on age, immediate vesting, 100% matching contribution by the university, and a variety of investment options.

You must set up your account online:

8. CWURP Online Enrollment (Plan ID: 58941)

Overview Investment Choices

Employees who have retired from the CWURP or who have retired or are eligible to retire from a position covered by the Washington State Retirement System are ineligible to participate in the CWURP.

Public Employees' Retirement System Plan 3 (PERS 3)
The PERS 3 plan consists of a defined contribution component contributed to by the employee and a defined benefit component contributed to by the university.

9. Higher Education Plan 3 Investment Program Form [REQUIRED]

DRS Website
Plan Handbook Investment Choices


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