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Faculty Benefits 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.

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 with questions.

Medical/Dental Insurance

Completed enrollment 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 (HMO): Kaiser Permanente PEBB
Preferred Provider Plans (PPO):
Managed Care Plans:
Preferred Provider Plan:


Eligibility Rates Enrollment Guide

Life Insurance

Online enrollment forms must be completed within 31 days of hire.

2. Enrollment Form [REQUIRED]

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

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

CWU provides basic coverage after 90 days of disability for all benefits eligible employees and additional coverage replacing 60% of salary for faculty with tenure-track or one-year appointments. Part-time faculty  may purchase the additional coverage.

3. LTD Insurance Enrollment Form [REQUIRED]

More information is available online:


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 Teachers Retirement Plan (TRS 3).

4. CWU Retirement Plan Election [REQUIRED]

5. Retirement Status Form [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:

6. 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.

Teachers' Retirement System Plan 3 (TRS 3)

The TRS 3 plan consists of a defined contribution component contributed to by the employee and a defined benefit component contributed to by the university.

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

DRS Website
Plan Handbook Investment Choices


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