WEA Select plans - by members for members

The WEA has been sponsoring the Select Plans for members and educators for over 40 years, offering a variety of insurance programs for our members and school employees. WEA Select is overseen by the Benefit Services Advisory Board (BSAB) a committee of WEA members from across the state.

The plans are available to any bargaining unit, employee group or school district regardless of group size or location. The decision to offer these plans is made at the group level, often as part of your local’s bargaining process with your district.

The WEA Select plans include group and voluntary plans, as well as some additional programs. Learn more about the difference between group and voluntary plans below. 

Our providers are Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. By offering two insurance carriers, our participants will benefit by increased competion that is meant to improve the type, quality and cost of health insurance plans offered. You can learn more about the providers, plans and networks by visiting www.weaselect.com.

AETNA was recently in the news regarding a claims reviewer. Read the company's statement here. 

  • Group plans - Medical, vision, dental and more

    These plans are chosen at the bargaining group/school district level. The State provides a monthly allocation to help cover these costs, but does not typically cover the full cost of the programs. Some locals negotiate additional funding from their district.

    • Plans eligible for use of state funds include group dental, vision, disability, life and medical insurance.
    • As a member, you are usually given the choice of several medical plan options so you can select the plan that best suits your needs.  Your share of premiums is handled through payroll deduction.
    • Dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans are considered “mandatory” plans. That means that if you meet the eligibility requirement (half-time, or a certain number of hours per week, etc.) you must participate in the plan. If you don’t meet the eligibility requirement you cannot participate in the plan – even if you are willing to pay 100% of the premium.
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  • Voluntary plans - Disability, life insurance, AD&D

    These plans are also chosen at the bargaining group/school district level. Some plans may have eligibility requirements, but you have the choice of whether to purchase the plans (assuming you meet eligibility requirements)

    • Examples of voluntary plans include voluntary disability, life insurance, and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. You are responsible for paying 100% of the premium, handled through payroll deduction. 
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  • Additional programs

    These include programs such as Section 125 Plans (pre-tax flexible spending for health care or dependent care) and Employee Assistance Programs. The cost of these types of programs, if there is one, is paid for by the district.

    Learn more

If you have questions

Because of the changes to the health care program, it is important for you to know what your current plan is before open enrollent begins. Everyone will need to re-enroll in the health insurance benefits this year.

To see your current health plan choices, and learn more about the new providers, plans and networks, please visit weaselect.com .

If you would like more information about any of these programs, please contact our Benefit Plan Consultants at Aon at 206-467-4646.