Employee benefits

Seattle Housing Authority offers comprehensive and affordable insurance and an excellent leave package. 

Information for new hires

Health insurance

Find descriptions of medical, dental and vision plans. 

Optional benefits

Find descriptions of accident, life, long-term care and long-term disability plans, as well as information about Flexible Spending Accounts. 

Changing benefits

How and when to change benefit choices in the event of change in family status, dependents, a death or leaving SHA.

Beneficiary forms

Find beneficiary forms for various policies.

Employee Assistance Program

Seattle Housing Authority offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program through Wellspring Family Services, including counseling and referral services that are professional, confidential, and available at no cost to employees and members of their family. 

Employee discounts

Retirement or termination

Find information about  the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Washington Deferred Compensation Program and Retiree Medical plans, and an Exit Guide for SHA employees. 

Legal & ACA notices

Transparency in Coverage

Please note:  These benefits are through the City of Seattle. The Seattle Housing Authority is subject to the City of Seattle's benefit eligibility rules for medical, dental, and vision coverage.  For the most up-to-date information, visit the City of Seattle's benefit page

The City of Seattle intends to continue these plans indefinitely but reserves the right to amend or terminate them at anytime in whole or part, for any reason, according to the amendment and termination procedures described in the legal documents.  Information included on the SHA Employee benefit web pages does not create a contract of employment with Seattle Housing Authority or its employees.

Questions? Please contact Patty Anderson, HR Benefits Administrator at 206.615.3328 or patricia.anderson@seattlehousing.org.