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 FAQs

  What is Open Enrollment

Open enrollment (November 1 - 15) is a once-a-year opportunity for benefits-eligible employees to enroll in or make changes to their health plan elections, now completed in Workday. 

Open enrollment elections go into effect the following January 1. This is the only time each year employees can change health benefits, unless they experience a qualifying life event, such as marriage, or the birth of a child. 




 What can I do during Open Enrollment

  • Enroll in or change your medical and/or dental coverage

  • Add or remove qualified dependents, including a spouse or state-registered domestic partner to/from your health plan

  • Waive your medical coverage if you are covered by another employer-based group medical insurance, TRICARE, or medicare

  • Enroll or re-enroll in optional pre-tax savings programs such as Flexible Spending  Arrangement (FSA) or the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)


  Do I need to do anything if I am not making changes?

                • It is beneficial for all employees to log into Workday and review health plans, dependents, and beneficiaries. In addition, please confirm all personal contact information is up to date.

                  Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) do not automatically renew. You must re-enroll again for 2022.



  What benefits can only be elected during open enrollment? 

There are two benefits that an employee may elect during Open Enrollment:

High Deductible Health Plan with HSA
Kitsap County offers two High Deductible Health Plans paired with a Health Savings Account (HSA) under Aetna and Kaiser. The HSA is an individual health account that is owned by the employee and may be used for the payment of medical expenses that are not covered by their HDHP, including expenses that go towards satisfying the deductible. Kitsap County will contribute $1,200.00 for Employee Only or $2,400.00 for Family.

Individuals may contribute additional funds to their HSA on a pre-tax basis, up to an annual per person or family limit set by the IRS. The 2022 Contribution Limits for Health Savings Accounts and High Deductible Health Plans are $3,650 Employee Only or $7,300 Family.

Curious about more information on the Health Savings Account? Read a helpful educational guide here: EmployeeHSAEducationGuide.pdf (naviabenefits.com)

Annual Contribution for Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Each Open Enrollment, if an employee would like to participate or continue with a Flexible Spending Account, they must designate their annual contribution. There are two types of Flexible Spending Accounts: Health Care FSA and Day Care FSA. A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars out of their paychecks to pay for eligible expenses. Employees determine an annual contribution which will be deducted evenly out of each paycheck on a pre-tax basis and put into the FSA account. Since the FSA is pre-funded, you will have access to your full election amount and can use those pre-tax dollars in your FSA to pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.  

Further information on the Flexible Spending Accounts can be located here:  Navia Benefits - Health Care FSA or Navia Benefits - Day Care FSA

Can I enroll in a High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account (HSA) and also enroll in a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? 

Yes, you can enroll in both the HDHP with HSA and enroll with a Health Care FSA. When dually enrolled with HSA and FSA, your FSA funds are considered a Limited Purpose Health Care FSA. The Limited Purpose Health Care FSA allows you to pay for out-of-pocket dental, vision and orthodontia expenses with tax-free dollars (medical expenses are disqualified for use under the Limited Purpose FSA, and would be used under your HSA benefit only). Think of the Limited FSA as a tool to pay for all your regular dental and vision expenses throughout the plan year. Dual enrollment can allow an individual to set aside even more pre-tax dollars for qualified out-of-pocket expenses.

More information on a Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account? Navia Benefits - Limited Purpose FSA




  How can I prepare for open enrollment?

If you are a Kitsap County benefits-eligible employee wishing to make changes to your health plans during the open enrollment period, follow these simple steps to prepare ahead of time:
  • 1. Verify your address in Workday and your dependents address (if different)
  • 2. Prepare dependent verification:  if you are planning to add any dependents, you are required to submit valid verification documents; for a child: birth certificate, for spouse: a marriage license.
  • 3.  Submit any open enrollment or benefit questions to the HR Benefits team email address:   kitsapbenefits@co.kitsap.wa.us  DO NOT INCLUDE personal health information.  Due to COVID-19, we are not holding any benefits fairs, however, HR staff and benefit providers will be available to answer your questions remotely.

  How do I select benefits/make changes during open enrollment?

Beginning on November 1, 2021,  you can log into Workday to select your 2022 benefits. In the Workday inbox click on the Open Enrollment task to begin.



 Benefit Rates & Information


 2022 Plan Rates

  Medical Plan information for most County employees

  Plan Comparisons

Aetna Plan Comparisons

Kaiser Plan Comparisons

High Deductible HSA Plans explained and plan comparisons

Deputy Sheriff, Guild, Lieutenants & Chiefs Plan Comparisons


  Medical plan information for Deputy Sheriff Guild, Lieutenants & Chiefs

  • Aetna
  • Kaiser2021 Kaiser summaries are not available at this time.  Please refer to the 2020 summaries.  There are no plan changes from 2020 to 2021

  Other benefit plan information (dental, vision, life insurance)

 Questions?

Human Resources

Email: KitsapBenefits@co.kitsap.wa.us  

Benefits Staff: 

Alicia Hartnett & Rikki Christensen

Phone Number: 360.337.7185


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At Kitsap County, you have access to additional voluntary benefit options through Aflac. Open enrollment for Aflac runs the entire month of November. 
Visit Aflac's Open Enrollment page for more information on your options.








 Other resources:



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​View retirement plan options at Washington State Department of Retirement Systems



​Learn more about the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). DCP is a voluntary savings program that helps employees save for retirement.