2021 Open Enrollment

Welcome to the Whitman County Open Enrollment page. This years benefit's fair will be presented virtually and most of the documents normally provided on paper are attached here for your convenience. 

VIRTUAL BENEFITS FAIR RECORDING LINK IS AVAILABLE.   If you would like a copy, please email corey.mitzimberg@whitmancounty.net


If you waived in 2020, and we do not receive your 2021 documents to waive you will be enrolled in the Access PPO 5000 plan as EMPLOYEE ONLY (no Dependents).

  • Please contact Human Resources at 509-397-6205 with any questions

Enrollment Instructions;

  1. Review required notices below
  2. Review rate sheets (below) - Final out of pocket expenses are determined by Human Resources
  3. Follow the instructions in SIMON Employee Self Registration Instructions
    1. Employee User Guide
    2. Employee Self Registration 
  4. If you will be continuing your FSA, HSA, VEBA Family Attestation or Waiver of Coverage, you must re-enroll.  
    • FSA, HSA, VEBA Family Attestation or Waiver of Coverage documents must be uploaded in SIMON
  5. For additional information and a screen shot of the main SIMON page, click the SIMON link or click here

Required Notices

Review in full the 2021 documents.

2021 Health Insurance Rates

  • 2021 Medical Insurance Plans




  • Washington Teamsters

Vision Plan

Non-Rep, CBU and SWBU


  • Teamsters Vision

Dental Plans

Non-Rep, CBU, RBU and SWBU

Voluntary Benefits

The Standard Voluntary Plans

Plans offered from The Standard are chosen at new hire or Open Enrollment through SIMON.

Whitman County provides a $24,000.00 Employee Life Insurance plan and a $1000.00 Spouse Life Insurance Plan.


Aflac is offered through payroll deduction.  Signing up for Aflac is completed through the Whitman County AFLAC Representative.

Contact Information:            Aaron Olson

                                            Phone:  509-991-9272

 Email: aaron_olson@us.aflac.com


Nationwide is offered through payroll deduction.  Signing up for Nationwide is completed through the Whitman County Nationwide Representative.

Contact Information:            James Merchant

                                            Phone:  509-209-0275

 Email: merchj1@nationwide.com

Life Flight

Life Flight is offered through a one time payroll deduction. Renewal is done annually in the late Fall

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - 800-777-4114

First Choice Health -  Free and Confidential services with 24/7 Access 

Access to convenient PRIVATE VIRTUAL THERAPY - anytime, anywhere! 

EAP website:  https://www.fchn.com/Members/EAP

Contact EAP for support with:

  • Family Support Services:  Crisis Support, Parenting Resources, Child and Eldercare, Education Planning and Referral Services

  • Health Services: Wellness Promotion, Health Risk Assessments, Anxiety/Depression, Drug/Alcohol Issues, Nurse Line

  • Life Changes: Home Ownership, Legal Advice, Financial Advice, ID Theft and Fraud Resolution