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Employee and Retiree Service Center → Retirees → Benefits for MCPS Retirees → Health Benefits → Medical Plans → CareFirst Blue Choice 

Information on this page is valid through December 31, 2017. For benefit details and changes effective January 1, 2018, please visit our 2018 Retiree Benefits web page.

CareFirst BlueChoice Medical Insurance

Plans offered

CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage POS/PPO

This plan offers in- and out-of-network benefits and access to either local or national provider networks.

CareFirst BlueChoice HMO

Your primary care physician (PCP) will provide medical care and may refer you to a network specialist, as necessary. However, the plan is an open access plan, and referrals are not necessary to see an in-network specialist.

CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage Indemnity/Medicare Supplemental Plan (fee-for-service plan)

MCPS offers this traditional fee-for-service indemnity plan option, administered by CareFirst, for current plan participants and retirees who move out of the local service area. The plan has a Preferred Provider Option (PPO) feature that allows retirees to receive discounts when you seek care from a participating provider. The benefits are similar to those provided under the out-of-network feature of the Closed POS plan.

  • More information about this plan is available in the Retiree Benefit Summary (PDF) and the Evidence of Coverage (PDF)

Contact CareFirst

CareFirst BlueChoice
Tel: 1-800-545-6199
Hours: 8am–9pm (EST), M–F 

Provider Directories

Montgomery County Public Schools

Contact MCPS

Call: 301-309-6277 | Spanish Hotline: 301-230-3073
E-mail: ASKMCPS@mcpsmd.org

Contact Employee & Retiree Services Center

Call: 301-517-8100 | E-mail: ersc@mcpsmd.org

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